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Assessment of Liver Cancer Response to TACE Using MultiHance-Enhanced MRI

This study has been completed.
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: October 2, 2007
Last updated: May 27, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

This research is being done to find out if using the contrast agent MultiHance can be used to show how a liver tumor responds to the chemotherapy given during Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE).

MultiHance is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a contrast material for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of the central nervous system. It is believed that using MultiHance may be able to help doctors tell normal liver cells apart from active tumor and from tumor affected by the chemotherapy. In this way, MultiHance may improve the way patients with hepatocellular carcinoma are managed clinically.

We hypothesize that the Multi-Hance contrast material will provide better image definition of treated liver tumor(s) on MRI imaging in comparison to other commercially available contrast agents.

Condition Intervention
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Drug: gadobenate dimeglumine (MultiHance)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Assessment of Liver Cancer Response to Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization Using Functional Triple-Phase MultiHance-Enhanced MRI

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Further study details as provided by Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome measurement is agreement of tumor necrosis using triple-phase MultiHance-enhanced MRI, with the percent necrosis seen in patients following surgery or tissue biopsy. [ Time Frame: 2007-2010 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if some combination of the MRI enhancement in the three phases is a better predictor of necrosis compared to enhancement in a single phase. [ Time Frame: 2007-2010 ]

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: No intervention
If patient did not participate in this study (by signing consent), they could recieve any other contrast used routinely at this facility including the contrast used in this study
Drug: gadobenate dimeglumine (MultiHance)
The contrast agent, gadobenate dimeglumine, will be used during MR imaging for both the baseline and 1 month f/u studies.
Other Name: MultiHance


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatients between the ages of 18 - 80 seen in the cardiovascular and interventional radiology clinic who are scheduled for TACE.
  • INR<1.4
  • Platelet count > 80,000

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications to TACE procedure
  • Unable to have an MRI Scan
  • Allergy or hypersensitivity reactions to gadolinium or any other ingredients, including benzyl alcohol
  • Patients with sickle cell anemia , hemoglobinopathies and other hemolytic anemias
  • Known clinical hypersensitivity or a history of asthma or allergic respiratory disorders
  • Patients with advanced renal failure (those currently requiring dialysis or with a Glomerular Filtration Rate<15cc/min)
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00539253

United States, Maryland
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc
Principal Investigator: Ihab Kamel The Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00539253     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: J06108
Study First Received: October 2, 2007
Last Updated: May 27, 2014

Keywords provided by Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center:
liver cancer
transarterial chemoembolization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017