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Calcium Electroporation for Treatment of Cutaneous Metastases

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01941901
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of calcium electroporation on cutaneous metastases, and compare calcium electroporation with standard treatment: electrochemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cutaneous Metastases Drug: Calcium electroporation Drug: Electrochemotherapy with bleomycin Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Double-blinded phase II clinical study. We will compare the effect of calcium electroporation for the treatment of cutaneous metastases with standard treatment: electrochemotherapy with intratumoral injection of bleomycin. Separate randomisation will be performed and the lesions will be treated with either intratumoral injection of calcium or bleomycin. It is a once only treatment and the patients will be followed up for 6 months.

It is a non-inferiority study and we accept a difference in response on 15%.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 7 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Patients with cutanoues tumors of any cancer histology were included, and metastases were marked, numbered and photographed. Syringes with either calcium or bleomycin were prepared by a pharmacist, blinded for the treating clinician. After injection of study drug (calcium or bleomycin), electroporation was performed. Metastases were followed and at the 6 month follow-up response was recorded for treated metastases and the actual drug used for each metastasis was revealed.
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: The patient and treating doctor only knew the size of the treated tumor, and the injection volume, but not the content of the syringe (either calcium or bleomycin).
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Calcium Electroporation for Treatment of Cutaneous Metastases
Study Start Date : September 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : January 23, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Calcium

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Calcium electroporation

The metastases will be treated with intratumoral injection of calcium chlorid followed by electrotransfer.

It is a once-only treatment. Calcium chlorid concentration: 9mg/ml. Total dose: 0,5ml/cm3 tumor volume.

Drug: Calcium electroporation
Intratumoral injection, once only treatment.
Other Names:
  • Calcium chloride.
  • ATC code: A02AC
  • EV substance code SUB12664MIG

Active Comparator: Electrochemotherapy with bleomycin

The metastases will be treated with intratumoral injection of bleomycin followed by electrotransfer.

It is a once only treatment. bleomycin concentration: 1000 IU/ml. Total dose: o,5 ml/cm3 tumor volume.

Drug: Electrochemotherapy with bleomycin
Intratumoral injection, once only treatment
Other Names:
  • ATC code L01DC01
  • EV substance code SUB00844MIG

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tumor response [ Time Frame: After 6 months ]
    Response evaluated by "Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors" (RECIST) guidelines version 1.1.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse events to calcium electroporation [ Time Frame: After 6 months ]
    Describe adverse events using Common Terminology for Adverse Events, version 4.0

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Compare tumor response of calcium electroporation with tumor response of electroporation. Response is evaluated by RECIST criteria. [ Time Frame: After 6 months ]
    It is a non-inferiority study, and we accept a difference in response on 15%.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years.
  • Histological confirmed cutaneous metastases of any histology.
  • At least 1. cutaneous metastases between 0,5 to 3cm, available to electroporation.
  • Patient should have been offered standard treatment.
  • At least 2 weeks since chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • Performance status >2 (ECOG).
  • Life expectancy >3 months.
  • platelet count > 50 mia/l.
  • International Normalized Ratio (INR) <1,2.
  • Men and women of reproductive age must use effective contraception during the study.
  • Patient should be able to understand participants information.
  • Signed, informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previously treatment with bleomycin > 200.000 Units/m2.
  • Allergy to bleomycin.
  • Clinically significant coagulopathy.
  • Pregnancy or lactation.
  • Participation in other clinical trial involving experimental drugs or participation in a clinical trial within 4 weeks before study treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01941901

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Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev
Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Julie Gehl Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University hospital, Herlev
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Julie Gehl, Medical Doctor, Herlev Hospital Identifier: NCT01941901    
Other Study ID Numbers: AA1232
First Posted: September 13, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 5, 2019
Last Verified: November 2019
Keywords provided by Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital:
Cutaneous metastases
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Skin Neoplasms
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Calcium, Dietary
Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents