A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) and Transcatheter Arterial Pegylated Interferon Embolization (TAIE) for Liver Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2007
Last updated: July 6, 2010
Last verified: July 2010

Primary: To compare the efficacy of TACE and TAIE.

Secondary: To compare the side effects of TACE and TAIE.

The outcome measurements include survival benefit and tumour regression induced by the two therapies.

Condition Intervention
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Procedure: Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE)
Procedure: Transcatheter Arterial Pegylated Interferon Embolization (TAIE)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) and Transcatheter Arterial Pegylated Interferon Embolization (TAIE) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • regression of tumour size [ Time Frame: assessment every 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • side effects [ Time Frame: every treatment given every 8 - 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed hepatocellular carcinoma not suitable for surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Severe arteriovenous shunt
  • Bilirubin level > 50 umol/mL
  • Prothrombin time > 5 seconds
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00563095

Contact: Man Fung Yuen, Prof (852) 2855 5311 mfyuen@hkucc.hku.hk

Queen Mary Hospital Recruiting
Hong Kong, China
Sub-Investigator: Ching Lung Lai, Prof         
Sub-Investigator: Clara Ooi, Prof         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Man Fung Yuen, Prof Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital/ The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00563095     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC 1942-02  HARECCTR0500039 
Study First Received: November 21, 2007
Last Updated: July 6, 2010
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
Hepatocellular carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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