Laser Ablation After Stereotactic Radiosurgery (LAASR)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2015 by Monteris Medical
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First received: July 24, 2012
Last updated: January 5, 2015
Last verified: January 2015

The need for new technologies and devices in the field of neurosurgery is well established. In April 2013, FDA cleared NeuroBlate™ System, minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool. It employs a pulsed surgical laser to deliver targeted energy to abnormal brain tissue caused by tumors and lesions. This post-marketing, multi-center study will include patients with metastatic tumors who failed stereotactic radiosurgery and are already scheduled for NeuroBlate procedure. The study will collect clinical outcome, Quality of Life (QoL) and, where feasible, healthcare utilization data for publication.

Metastatic Brain Tumors
Radiation Necrosis
Quality of Life

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Laser Ablation After Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Further study details as provided by Monteris Medical:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 26 weeks post index procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

  • Radiographic Progression [ Time Frame: 12 and 26 weeks post index procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Utilization of Healthcare Resources [ Time Frame: throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Main cohort
Patients with radiographic evidence of lesion regrowth following prior treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (regardless of the process being suspected recurrent or progressive brain metastasis versus radiation necrosis) and who already scheduled for NeuroBlate procedure.


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with radiographic evidence of lesion regrowth following prior treatment with radiosurgery (regardless of the process being suspected recurrent or progressive brain metastasis versus radionecrosis).


Key Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient has signed and received a copy of the Informed Consent Form
  2. Patient may have up to 3 target supratentorial metastatic lesions previously treated with stereotactic radiosurgery, with radiological evidence of progression, pseudoprogression or radionecrosis. Subject may have additional non target lesions present as long as they are not expected (in Investigator's judgment) to contribute to symptomatology during the course of the study or confound interpretation of radiological and clinical measures.
  3. Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) ≥ 60.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Females who are pregnant, breast feeding, or plan to become pregnant in the 6 months following index procedure.
  2. Leptomeningeal metastases.
  3. Uncontrolled infectious process.
  4. Uncontrolled hypertension (systolic >180 mm Hg), angina pectoris, or cardiac dysrhythmia, or recent (within 6 weeks) history of intracranial hemorrhage.
  5. Serious infection, immunosuppression or concurrent medical condition (chronic or acute in nature) that may prevent safe participation or ability to meet follow-up requirements.
  6. Abnormal absolute neutrophil count (ANC<1000/mm), platelets (<100,000/mm) or the administration of antiplatelet agents (aspirin, plavix etc) or anticoagulation within 7 days prior to treatment.
  7. Inadequate bone marrow, liver and renal function (e.g., total bilirubin > 1.5 x ULN; AST, ALT > 2.5 x ULN; alkaline phosphatase > 2.5 x ULN; serum creatinine > 1.5 x ULN).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01651078

United States, Connecticut
Yale School of Medicine Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
Contact: Judith Hess    203-737-6259   
Principal Investigator: Veronica Chiang, MD         
United States, Kansas
Kansas University Medical Center Recruiting
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Contact: Jason Gorup    913-951-1111   
Principal Investigator: Roukoz Chamoun, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Paul Camarata, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Michael Salacz, MD         
United States, Missouri
Washington University in St Louis Recruiting
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Contact: Eileen Jacobs, R.T.(R)(M)    314-362-4110   
Principal Investigator: Eric Leuthardt, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Keith Rich, MD         
Sub-Investigator: David Tran, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Clifford Robinson, MD         
United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest School of Medicine Recruiting
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact: Wendy Jenkins, RN    336-716-3842   
Principal Investigator: Stephen Tatter, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Adrian Laxton, MD         
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Alireza Mohammadi, MD   
Principal Investigator: Alizera Mohammadi, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Gene Barnett, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Kara Pigott    215-503-9110   
Principal Investigator: Kevin Judy, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Monteris Medical
Principal Investigator: Veronica Chiang, MD Yale School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Monteris Medical Identifier: NCT01651078     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LAASR
Study First Received: July 24, 2012
Last Updated: January 5, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Monteris Medical:
Metastatic Brain Tumors
Radiation Necrosis
Quality of Life processed this record on March 31, 2015