Collaborative Wilms Tumour Africa Project
Significant progress has been made in the treatment of Wilms tumor in high income countries, where survival is now around 85% - 90%. Survival in low income countries is much lower; specific challenges include late presentation, malnutrition, less intense supportive care facilities and failure to complete treatment.
A comprehensive treatment guideline was introduced in Malawi in 2006 which included nutritional support and social support to enable parents to complete treatment. Survival has increased to around 50%; 95% of children completed their treatment. A multi-disciplinary group of African clinicians and 'state of the art' experts produced a consensus treatment guideline for children with Wilms tumor in sub-Saharan Africa. This guideline will be implemented as a multi-center prospective clinical trial in 2014 in six - eight institutes, expecting about 200 new patients per year.
The hypothesis is that 2 year event free survival will be 50%, with <10% failure to complete treatment and <10% treatment related mortality. Other research questions include efficacy and toxicity of preoperative chemotherapy and the comparison of surgical staging, local pathology and central review pathology in stratifying postoperative chemotherapy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Collaborative Wilms Tumour Africa Project|
- Event free survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children diagnosed with a Wilms tumour receive SIOP PODC Wilms tumour treatment; preoperative chemotherapy, surgery and postoperative chemotherapy (= standard care).
One group of patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01991652
|Contact: Trijn Israels, MD PhDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Elizabeth Molyneux, Proffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mbingo Mission Hospital||Recruiting|
|North West Cameroon, Cameroon|
|Contact: Peter Hesseling email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Francine Kouya, MD|
|Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital||Recruiting|
|Addis Abeba, Ethiopia|
|Contact: Haileyesus David, MD firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Yasar Celiker, MD|
|Korle Bu Hospital||Recruiting|
|Contact: Lorna Renner, MD email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Lorna Renner, MD|
|College of Medicine||Recruiting|
|Contact: Elizabeth Molyneux, Prof firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Neil Kennedy, Prof email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Molyneux, Prof|
|Study Chair:||Trijn Israels, MD PhD||VU University Medical Center|