Intraoperative Imagery of Breast Cancer With Folate-FITC (EC17)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01994369|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2018
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second cause of cancer mortality in women. There are approximately 200,000 new cases of breast cancer a year. Classically, breast cancers are divided into two groups, invasive and non-invasive. A mainstay of the treatment of both of these types is surgical resection not only for therapeutic purposes but also for diagnostic purposes. Breast conserving therapy includes surgical lumpectomy and post-operative radiation. However, despite best surgical practices, when patients undergo BCT anywhere from 20 - 40% of these patients have margins positive for cancer. This leads to increased rates of reoperation which are quoted to be as high as 30% and increased local recurrences.
There is an over expression of folate receptors located on the surface of many human carcinoma nodules.Specifically for breast cancer up to 33% of all breast cancers over express the folate receptor.
Folate-fluorescein isothiocyanate, or folate-FITC, also identified as EC-17, targets folate receptors over expressed in certain cancers such as breast cancer, and could help in better identifying the margins of the cancer thereby achieving negative margins.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Resectable Breast Cancer||Drug: EC17||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Pilot & Feasibility Study of the Imaging Potential of EC17 in Subjects Undergoing Surgery Presenting Breast Cancer|
|Study Start Date :||May 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2014|
Experimental: EC17 Injection group
This group with receive a single dose of EC17, infused over 10 minutes, prior to surgery. Then, during surgery, they will be imaged with a camera and an imaging probe the investigators have developed.
Other Name: Folate-FITC
- The ability of EC17 and the imaging system to detect FRA positive tumors during surgery conducted 2-4 hours post EC-17 administration. [ Time Frame: Within two to four hours of injection of EC17 ]
- The number of participants that will have an adverse reaction to the EC17 [ Time Frame: Day 1- Day 30 ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01994369
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator:||Sunil Singhal, M.D.||University of Pennsylvania|