Circulating MicroRNA as Biomarker of Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2016
Pomeranian Medical University Szczecin
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bartosz Dąbek, West Pomeranian Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
In the proposed project the investigators will asses whether changes in expression of selected circulating microRNAs in serum could comprise a sensitive and specific biomarker of cardiotoxicity in cancer patients treated with anthracyclines based chemotherapy.

Condition or disease
Breast Cancer

Detailed Description:

Blood will be taken

  1. before anthracycline based chemotherapy administration
  2. at the middle of anthracycline treatment (before 3rd and/or 5th cycle of drugs infusion)
  3. after anthracycline chemotherapy cessation
  4. 6 months after chemotherapy cessation if an end point occurs
  5. 12 months after chemotherapy cessation if an end point occurs

Echocardiography will be performed

  1. before anthracycline based chemotherapy administration
  2. after anthracycline based chemotherapy cessation
  3. 6 months after anthracycline based chemotherapy cessation
  4. 12 months after anthracycline based chemotherapy cessation if no end point was observed earlier The investigators will perform high-throughput miRNA(microRNA) expression profiling of serum samples - called training set.

Training set will consist of sera of 30 patients who has reached an end point. Training set will be sequenced using next generation sequencing.

Training set will be used to derive a miRNA signature capable of separating early cardiotoxicity patients from healthy ones. MiRNA signature will be validated using validation set.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 128 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Circulating microRNAs as a Novel Biomarker of Early Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Anthracyclines
Study Start Date : January 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cardiotoxicity events according to CREC (Cardiac Review and evaluation Committee) criteria [ Time Frame: up to 76 weeks after chemotherapy conclusion ]
    either a cardiomyopathy with decreased left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), a reduction of LVEF ≥5% to <55% with symptoms of heart failure (e.g. orthopnoea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, elevated jugular venous pressure, S3 gallop, Hepatojugular reflux, tachycardia), or an asymptomatic reduction of LVEF ≥10% to <55%

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
5 ml of blood will be collected, 2ml of serum will be isolated from the blood and stored below -80C till completion of the study.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women with newly diagnosed breast cancer that will be treated with anthracyclines will be recruited.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18-70
  • stage I-III TNM (Tumor Node Metastases)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • second or next cancer (except for basal cell skin cancer and CIN)
  • previously treated with chemotherapy
  • previously treated with radiotherapy
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • heart failure
  • cardiomyopathy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02065908

Clinical Oncology Department, West Pomeranian Cancer Center
Szczecin, West Pomeranian, Poland, 71-730
Collegium Medicum of Jagiellonian University
Cracow, Poland, 31-513
Pomeranian Medical University, Department of Cardiology
Szczecin, Poland, 70-111
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Pomeranian Cancer Center
Pomeranian Medical University Szczecin
Principal Investigator: Bartosz Dąbek, MD West Pomeranian Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Bartosz Dąbek, MD, West Pomeranian Cancer Center Identifier: NCT02065908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ZCO-2014-BD
First Posted: February 19, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 8, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016

Keywords provided by Bartosz Dąbek, West Pomeranian Cancer Center:
breast cancer
circulating microRNA
anthracyclines based chemotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Radiation Injuries
Wounds and Injuries