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Role of the Peritoneal Microenvironment in the Pathogenesis and Spread of Colorectal Carcinomatosis (MMT)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2018
Belgian Federation Against Cancer
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GIHeelkunde, University Hospital, Ghent

Brief Summary:
The goal of this project is to investigate the extent and role of mesothelial - mesenchymal transition (MMT) and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in the pathogenesis of colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Procedure: Sampling peritoneal tissue Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Role of the Peritoneal Microenvironment in the Pathogenesis and Spread of Colorectal Carcinomatosis
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS)
In patients presenting with colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis, peritoneal tissue will be sampled during surgery at 4 different locations.
Procedure: Sampling peritoneal tissue
Resection specimen will be obtained during CRS from normal peritoneum at a distance, normal peritoneum close to a peritoneal metastasis, miliary peritoneal carcinomatosis, and established peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis [ Time Frame: Within 6 months after collection of the samples ]
    Extensive IHC analysis will be performed including CD44, integrins, ICAM-1, hyaluronate, and VCAM-1 (adhesion molecules); calretinin, mesothelin, WT1, cytokeratins and E-cadherin (mesothelial markers); α-SMA, FAP and podoplanin (CAF specific markers); PDGF, VEGF and EDGF (angiogenesis related markers)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intra-tumoral versus peritoneal vascularity [ Time Frame: Within 6 months after collection of the samples ]
  2. Laser capture microdisssection (LCM) followed by gene expression analysis [ Time Frame: Within 12 months after collection of the samples ]
    Different cell types (mesothelial cells, submesothelial resident fibroblasts, CAFs) will be isolated using LCM, followed by gene expression analysis

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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:

• Patients presenting with colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Psychiatric pathology capable of affecting comprehension and judgment faculty
  • HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) or PIPAC (pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy) in the past
  • Abdominal radiation treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03777943

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Contact: Wim Ceelen +32(0)93326251
Contact: Sarah Cosyns +32(0)93321562

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Ghent University Hospital Recruiting
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Contact: Wim Ceelen    +32(0)93326251   
Sub-Investigator: Sarah Cosyns         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
Belgian Federation Against Cancer

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Responsible Party: GIHeelkunde, University Hospital, Ghent Identifier: NCT03777943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC/2017/0784
First Posted: December 18, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2018
Last Verified: December 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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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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Peritoneal Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Abdominal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases