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Pancreatic Cancer Can be Detected by Adrenomedullin in New Onset Diabetes Patients (PaCANOD)

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: NCT02456051
Recruitment Status : Terminated (enrollment was terminated because of the poor recruitment rate)
First Posted : May 28, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laura Antolino, University of Roma La Sapienza

Brief Summary:
Pancreatic Cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. To date, only one fifth of patients at diagnosis is presented resectable because the diagnosis is often delayed making the 5-year survival of this disease globally less than 5%. An early diagnosis in these patients is currently not possible given the economic disadvantages of a population-wide screening. New evidences identify patients with new-onset diabetes as a subgroup of patients at high risk of developing this disease (RR 5:38). In a subset of these patients a mediator secreted by the tumor, the Adrenomedullin, could be responsible for the onset of diabetes. Our goal is therefore to assess the different impact of Pancreatic Cancer depending on Adrenomedullin values in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus.

Condition or disease
Diabetes Mellitus, Adult-Onset Diabetes Complications Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal Pancreatic Neoplasm

Detailed Description:
The study is defined as prospective observational. The research project involves the recruitment prospectively for all consecutive patients aged between 45 and 75 years receiving a new diagnosis of diabetes, according to the criteria established by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) (fasting glucose greater than or equal 126 mg / dl, or random blood glucose greater than or equal to 200 mg / dl, or glycated hemoglobin greater than or equal to 6.25%). The recruitment will take place at the Sant'Andrea Hospital. The suitability of a subject to be included in the study will be evaluated by medical history, physical examination and any further investigations carried out by a medical researcher of the team, according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The research team will be multidisciplinary, translational, composed of medical specialists belonging to the departments of General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Diabetology and Occupational Medicine. An informed consent will be mandatory for the recruitment in the study. At recruitment Adrenomedullin serum levels will be recorded along with every relevant clinical and laboratory data. An annual telephone follow-up will be applied and if necessary the patient will benefit of an outpatient examination. A sample size of 440 patients will achieve 80% power to detect a statistically significant difference. The 3 years clinical follow-up will allow the detection of symptoms and signs that could be related to the presence of a pancreatic mass (jaundice, pain, weight loss), further investigations will follow in such cases to confirm Pancreatic cancer diagnosis and proceed to the treatment.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Role of Adrenomedullin in Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer in New Onset Diabetes Patients
Actual Study Start Date : April 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

High AM
Newly diagnosed diabetic patients with high Adrenomedullin serum levels
Low AM
Newly diagnosed diabetic patients with low Adrenomedullin serum levels

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pancreatic cancer diagnosis [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Serum samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients newly diagnosed of diabetes, according to the criteria established by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) (fasting glucose greater than or equal to 126 mg/dl, or random blood glucose greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl, or glycated hemoglobin greater than or equal to 6.5%)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 45 and 75 years
  • Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus made within the two years preceding the date of observation (new onset diabetes)
  • Adherence to the study documented the voluntary signing of an informed consent
  • Availability to follow a telephone follow-up

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Remote medical history (> 2 years) positive for diabetes mellitus
  • Previous history of malignancy
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal Failure
  • Documented diabetic microangiopathy
  • Sepsis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02456051

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Università Sapienza di Roma, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant'Andrea
Roma, Italy, 00100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Roma La Sapienza
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Principal Investigator: Laura Antolino, MD Università Sapienza di Roma


Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Laura Antolino, MD, University of Roma La Sapienza Identifier: NCT02456051    
Other Study ID Numbers: 3463_2014_D'Angelo
First Posted: May 28, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Keywords provided by Laura Antolino, University of Roma La Sapienza:
Pancreatic Carcinoma
New-Onset Diabetes
Early Diagnosis
Biological Markers
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatic Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Complications
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Carcinoma, Ductal
Neoplasms, Ductal, Lobular, and Medullary
Antihypertensive Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Vasodilator Agents