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Trial record 2 of 3 for:    RESORCE

Study Of Intrabucally Administered Electromagnetic Fields and Regorafenib

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04327700
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 31, 2020
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2021
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Brief Summary:
The primary goal of this study is to gather efficacy data concerning the progression-free survival rate with electromagnetic fields plus Regorafenib when compared to historical data with Regorafenib alone as a second-line therapy in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who have received any first line systemic therapy either standard of care Sorafenib or Lenvatinib or any experimental therapy. Patients who have received any treatment that includes either electromagnetic fields or Regorafenib will be excluded.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Device: TheraBionic Drug: Regorafenib Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Primary Objective: To estimate progression-free survival rates.

Secondary Objectives

  • To obtain information concerning the feasibility of administration of the proposed treatment, including patient participation in trials using the proposed treatment.
  • To evaluate safety and tolerability in this patient population.
  • To evaluate the effect on levels of alpha-fetoprotein.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study Of Intrabucally Administered Electromagnetic Fields and Regorafenib as Second-line Therapy For Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Actual Study Start Date : January 26, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2022

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Drug Information available for: Regorafenib

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Regorafenib and TheraBionic

TheraBionic is a device that consists of battery-driven radiofrequency electromagnetic field generator. The metal mouth spoon antenna is placed on the anterior part of the tongue during treatment.

Regorafenib is a 40 mg tablet administered orally.

Device: TheraBionic
Amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields will be self-administered and given continuously to patients in three courses of 60-minute treatments per day, administered in the morning, at noon and in the evening at the patient's home, with the exception of the first 60-minute treatment, which will be delivered at the research site. Each 4 week treatment period will be considered a cycle of treatment.
Other Name: Amplitude-modulated electromagnetic field device

Drug: Regorafenib
Patients will receive 160 mg regorafenib (four 40 mg tablets) orally once daily for the first 3 weeks of each 4-week cycle per approved prescribing information.
Other Name: Stivarga

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-Free Survival [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Progression-free survival will be estimated along with estimates of 95% confidence intervals for the treatment group. In addition, we will determine the proportion of patients who are progression free after 12 weeks (after 2nd 6-week visit) and compare this to the proportion of patients that were described as progression free in the RESORCE trial using a Simon's two stage design.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Kaplan Meier curves for patients survival and also estimate the percent of patients who are alive at 6 months and the corresponding 95% Clopper Pearson exact confidence intervals will be calculated.

  2. Percentage of Participants with Disease Control [ Time Frame: At 4 months and at 6 months from the date of enrollment ]
    Disease control is defined as the percentage of participants alive and have documented response status of complete response, partial response or stable disease according to the modified RECIST (mRECIST) for hepatocellular carcinoma using a 95% Clopper Pearson exact confidence interval. Complete Response (CR): Disappearance of all target lesions. Partial Response (PR): At least a 30% decrease in the sum of longest diameters of target lesions, without evidence of disease progression. Stable Disease (SD): Neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for partial response nor sufficient increase to qualify for progressive disease.

  3. Incidences of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after treatment ends ]
    Type, incidence, severity of adverse events graded by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 5.0. Adverse events will be described for each CTL type for this study using counts/percent's.

  4. Comparison of Adverse Events (WFBCCC 55319 to RESORCE historical trial) [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after treatment ends ]

    Type, incidence, severity of adverse events graded by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 5.0.

    Adverse events will be compared for each CTL type for the treatment group (WFBCCC 55319 study) and historical control (from the RESORCE trial), using the Fisher's exact test (two-sided) at level 0.05. These comparisons will be made to compare events of grade greater than or equal to 3 between each group.

  5. Change in Alpha-fetoprotein Levels [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Average alpha-fetoprotein level levels will be examined over time, and these changes in Alfa-fetoprotein rates after 6 months will be examined for each Response category (complete response/ partial response/ stable disease/ progressive disease) and tested using a 1-way ANOVA to see if the change in alpha-fetoprotein level differs by response category.

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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:

  • Biopsy-proven hepatocellular carcinoma is locally advanced or metastatic. OR
  • Patients without biopsy confirmation are also eligible if they meet the following:
  • Radiologic diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma as per the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) guidelines:
  • liver cirrhosis AND
  • a liver mass confirmed by blinded independent central review that shows arterial phase hyperenhancement on triphasic CT or MRI, AND EITHER:
  • Is ≥20 mm with either non-peripheral portal washout or an enhancing capsule
  • OR is 10-19 mm with non-peripheral portal venous washout AND an enhancing capsule.
  • Patient must have been treated with at least one standard systemic treatment modality for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma such as sorafenib, lenvatanib, atezolizumab plus bevacizumab, or another approved or experimental systemic therapy prior to study entry.
  • Measurable disease according to RECIST version 1.1 and mRECIST for hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • At least one target lesion should not have previously received any local therapy, such as surgery, radiation therapy, hepatic arterial embolization, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), hepatic arterial infusion, radio-frequency ablation, percutaneous ethanol injection or cryoablation, unless it has subsequently progressed by 20% or more according to RECIST version 1.1 and mRECIST for hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Patients with Child's Pugh A (at time of enrollment), with compensated cirrhosis, as defined by the parameters contained in the Child Pugh Calculator found in Appendix E.
  • Performance status Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0-2
  • Absence of medical or psychiatric contraindication which, in the opinion of the treating Investigator, would make the patient's participation in this trial inappropriate.
  • Patient must not have curative treatment options, including surgery or radiofrequency ablation, available.
  • Any extra-hepatic metastases, including treated central nervous system metastases but patients cannot have leptomeningeal disease.
  • At least 2 weeks must have elapsed since administration of any anti-cancer treatment.
  • Other anti-cancer treatments are not permitted during this study, including alternative medicine and herbal therapies.
  • Patients must be 18+ years old and must be able to understand and sign an informed consent.
  • Patient must agree to be followed up according to the study protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known leptomeningeal disease.
  • Fibro lamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Patients who had surgical resection of the disease and who do not have measurable disease.
  • Patients with any of the following history within the 12 months prior to study drug administration: severe/unstable angina, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, symptomatic congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident, including transient ischemic attack, or pulmonary embolism.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Patients diagnosed with another type of cancer (excluding basal cell carcinoma) whose cancer diagnosed previously is not in remission.
  • Patients receiving calcium channel blockers and any agent blocking L-type or T-type Voltage Gated Calcium Channels, e.g. amlodipoine, nifedipine, ethosuximide, etc. are not allowed in the study unless their medical treatment is modified to exclude calcium channel blockers prior to enrollment.
  • Patients allergic or intolerant to Sorafenib.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04327700

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Contact: Austin Humbert, CRC 336-713-6912
Contact: Stacie Moore, CRN

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United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact: Study Coordinator   
Principal Investigator: William Blackstock, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: William Blackstock, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
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Responsible Party: Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier: NCT04327700    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00064732
WFBCCC 55319 ( Other Identifier: Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center )
P30CA012197 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 31, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2021
Last Verified: December 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases