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CIK Treatment for HCC Patient Underwent Radical Resection

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
LI Sheng-ping, Sun Yat-sen University Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2012
Last updated: April 13, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
This is a randomized controlled study. About 200 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent radical resection will be included. The patients will be randomized to group A (receive CIK treatment) or group B (just regularly follow up) without any anti-cancer treatment after resection of HCC, and the randomize ratio will be 1:1.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular Biological: Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Study of Cytokine-induced Killer Cell (CIK) Treatment in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Underwent Radical Resection

Further study details as provided by LI Sheng-ping, Sun Yat-sen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to recurrence [ Time Frame: 5-year ]
    To evaluate efficacy of CIK treatment as an adjuvant therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent radical resection.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease Free Survival [ Time Frame: 5 year ]
    Disease Free Survival

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    To evaluate safety of CIK treatment as an adjuvant therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent radical resection.

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A, CIK
Biological/Vaccine: Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells
Biological: Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells
Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells treatment for 4 cycles
Other Name: CIK
No Intervention: B, CONTROL
Regular follow up with no intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients over 18 years of age.
  • Without any prior anti-cancer therapy.
  • Patients who have a life expectancy of at least 12 weeks.
  • Patients already had radical resection of HCC.

Definition of radical resection in this study:

  • All tumors were moved out, with a clean resection margin.
  • Number of tumors less than 3.
  • Without tumor invasion of the main trunk and first branch of the portal vein, or hepatic duct, or hepatic vein.
  • No hepatic hilum lymphnode metastasis.
  • No distance metastasis.
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma with histological diagnose.
  • No major post-operative complication.
  • Patients who have an performance status of 0, or 1.
  • Cirrhotic status of Child-Pugh class A only.
  • The following laboratory parameters:
  • Patients who give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous or concurrent cancer that is distinct in primary site or histology from HCC.
  • History of cardiac disease.
  • Active clinically serious infections ( over grade 2 National Cancer Institute-Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0)
  • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Known Central Nervous System tumors including metastatic brain disease.
  • Patients with clinically significant gastrointestinal bleeding within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • History of organ allograft.
  • Known or suspected allergy to the investigational agent or any agent given in association with this trial.
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding patients.
  • Any condition that is unstable or which could jeopardize the safety of the patient and his/her compliance in the study.
  • Excluded therapies and medications, previous and concomitant:

Prior use of any anti-cancer treatment for HCC, eg. chemotherapy, radiotherapy. Antiviral treatment is allowed.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01749865

China, Guangdong
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510060
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sun Yat-sen University
  More Information

Responsible Party: LI Sheng-ping, Vice director, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University Identifier: NCT01749865     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007043-HCC012
Study First Received: December 12, 2012
Last Updated: April 13, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017