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Predictive Value of Drug Sensitivity Testing Tumorspheres From Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03251612
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 16, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2023
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vejle Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the benefit of anti-cancer therapy administered on the basis of drug sensitivity testing. This concerns colorectal cancer patients who have previously received standard treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Metastatic Drug: Based on sensitivity analysis Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Predictive Value of In-vitro Testing Anti-cancer Therapy Sensitivity on Tumorspheres From Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : September 22, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 23, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : March 21, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Allergy

Arm Intervention/treatment
1 drug or a combination of drugs considered standard anticancer treatment is given according to the result of the sensitivity analysis.
Drug: Based on sensitivity analysis
  • 5FU, infusional
  • Capecitabine
  • Oxaliplatin (FOLFOX)
  • Irinotecan (FOLFIRI)
  • FOLFOXIRI (triplet)
  • Bevacizumab
  • Panitumumab
  • Cetuximab
  • Regorafenib
  • Tas-102
  • Ramucirumab
  • Aflibercept
  • Pembrolizumab
  • Nivolumab
  • Vinorelbine and capecitabine
  • Sorafenib
  • Gemcitabine and capecitabine
  • Olaparib
  • Epirubicin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression free survival 8 weeks after start of treatment [ Time Frame: 42-63 days after start of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression free survival [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until progression or death up to 2.5 years ]
  2. Overall survival [ Time Frame: Every 3 months up to 2.5 years ]
  3. Response rate [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until progression up to 2.5 years ]
  4. Quality of life as measured by questionnaire EQ-5D-5L [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks up to 2.5 years ]

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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:

  • Metastatic colorectal cancer

    • Biopsy proven adenocarcinoma compatible with colorectal origin (primary tumor or metastasis)
    • If only biopsy from metastasis can be obtained, the patient must have a previously resected or image proven tumor of the colon or rectum (scanning or endoscopy)
    • Non-resectable metastatic spread
  • Previously exposed to or intolerance or contraindications to standard systemic therapy, defined as

    • oxaliplatin
    • irinotecan
    • 5-fluorouracil (or similar such as capecitabine, S1)
    • VEGF inhibitor bevacizumab
    • EGFR inhibitor panitumumab or cetuximab (if RAS/RAF wt)
  • Progressive disease defined as progression according to RECIST 1.1
  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • Age at least 18 years
  • Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function allowing systemic chemotherapy

    • Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5x10^9/l and thrombocytes ≥ 100x10^9/l.
    • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper normal value and alanine aminotransferase ≤ 3 x upper normal value
    • Calculated or measured renal glomerular filtration rate at least 30 mL/min
  • Anticonception for fertile women and for male patients with a fertile partner. Intrauterine device, vasectomy of a female subject's male partner or hormonal contraceptive are acceptable
  • Written and orally informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Incapacity, frailty, disability, or comorbidity to a degree that according to the investigator is not compatible with participation in the protocol
  • Other active malignant disease requiring therapy
  • Other systemic anti-cancer therapy (palliative radiotherapy is allowed).
  • Pregnant (positive pregnancy test) or breast feeding women

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03251612

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Department of Oncology, Aalborg University Hospital
Aalborg, Denmark
Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark
Departmen of Oncology, Vejle Hospital
Vejle, Denmark
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg - Eppendorf, Universitäres Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH)
Hamburg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vejle Hospital
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Study Chair: Lars H Jensen, MD Vejle Hospital
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Responsible Party: Vejle Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03251612    
Other Study ID Numbers: Tumorspheres Colrec
First Posted: August 16, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2023
Last Verified: January 2023

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases