Studying the Biology of IDH-mutant Gliomas Via Longitudinal Observation of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) Using MR Spectroscopy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03952598|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 16, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2020
Glioma is a type of brain cancer. Some of these tumors have gene mutations. These mutations can cause a substance called 2-HG to build up in the brain. This makes the tumors more aggressive. Researchers want to better understand 2-HG buildup in the brain. They hope this can help them design better ways to test for gliomas.
To monitor the level of 2-HG in the brains of people with gliomas that have mutations in the IDH1 or IDH2 genes.
People ages 18 and older with gliomas with mutations in the IDH1 or IDH2 genes
Participants will be screened with:
Medical and cancer history
Reviews of their symptoms and ability to perform normal activities
Blood and urine tests
Samples of their tumor from a past surgery
Documentation of their diagnosis and mutation status
Participants will have an initial evaluation. This will include repeats of screening tests. It will also include:
MRS and MRI scans of the brain: Participants will lie on a table that slides into a metal cylinder. A coil or soft padding will be placed around their head. They will have a contrast agent injected into a vein. Pictures will be taken of the brain.
Participants will have follow-up visits every 2-6 month for the rest of their life. Visits will include scans.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Glioma Gliomas High Grade Glioma Malignant Glioma Low Grade Glioma||Device: 3T MRI scanner||Not Applicable|
- Glioma is the most common malignant brain tumor. Genes coding for isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH), a metabolic enzyme, are frequently mutated in gliomas, particularly lower-grade gliomas (LGGs). IDH mutation causes a unique tumor biology, including the accumulation of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), an oncometabolite, which in turn causes genomic hypermethylation and tumorigenesis.
- Despite having a better prognosis compared to their IDH WT counterparts, IDH-mutant LGGs undergo a slow but unremitting higher-grade transformation (HT) and eventually become high grade gliomas (HGGs). A subset of patients with transformed HGGs develop a hypermutator phenotype (HMP), possibly related to previous treatment with alkylating agents and radiotherapy. The timeline for the development of HT and HMP is unpredictable and there is no known way to prevent them from happening, largely due to a lack of understanding their biological mechanisms and lack of a non-invasive approach for potential early detection.
- Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of the brain can detect 2-HG in a tumor harboring IDH mutation. There has been an increased interest in using quantitative 2-HG by MRS as a biomarker for IDH-mutant gliomas. This clinical study will allow a longitudinal monitoring of quantitative 2-HG by MRS in patients with IDH-mutant gliomas. We hypothesize that a significant increase in 2HG level is correlated with HT and/or HMP. The change in 2-HG level in conjunction with evaluation of tumor cellularity and other metabolite markers such as choline, creatinine and N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) will likely to provide insights into metabolic alterations that may correlate with HT/HMP and potentially provide the predictive biomarker for early detection of HT.
-To monitor the quantitative levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) longitudinally in patients with IDH-mutant gliomas via proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS).
- IDH 1 or 2 mutation confirmed by DNA sequencing.
- Age greater than or equal to18 years, KPS greater than or equal to 60%
- This is prospective observational study. We will recruit at least 250 eligible patients in the next 5 years.
- The relationship between the occurrence of HT and the changes in 2-HG level using the proportional hazard model.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||270 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Studying the Biology of IDH-mutant Gliomas Via Longitudinal Observation of 2-Hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) Using MR Spectroscopy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 16, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2024|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2024|
Experimental: 1/Arm 1
Monitoring of quantitative levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2- HG) via proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS)
Device: 3T MRI scanner
Research proton MRS (lH-MRS)followed by DW-MRI
- To monitor the quantitative levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) longitudinally in patients with IDH mutant gliomas via proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) [ Time Frame: 5 years ]Changes in the level of 2-HG correlate with the occurrence of higher-grade transformation (HT) and/or development of hypermutator phenotype (HMP) in patients with IDH-mutant gliomas
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03952598
|Contact: Matthew R Lindsley, R.N.||(240) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact National Cancer Institute Referral Office 888-624-1937|
|Principal Investigator:||Jing Wu, M.D.||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|