Effect of Pasireotide Long Acting Release (LAR) on Gonadotroph Adenomas (LAR)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (unable to identify a third subject)
First Posted : June 29, 2009
Results First Posted : November 28, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if administration of pasireotide LAR for one year to three patients with gonadotroph adenomas and elevated serum FSH concentrations will reduce the serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to normal and reduce the adenoma size.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gonadotroph Adenomas Drug: pasireotide LAR Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Gonadotroph adenomas are the most common pituitary macroadenomas. Currently no medical treatment as been found that decreases the size of these adenomas, so surgery is the only treatment. The reason to think that pasireotide might affect gonadotroph adenomas is that pasireotide binds avidly to somatostatin subtype 5 receptors, and gonadotroph adenomas express these receptors. For this study, three subjects who have gonadotroph adenomas, as judged by a macroadenoma of the pituitary and elevated serum FSH concentration, will be treated with a long-acting form of pasireotide once a month for one year. The effect of pasireotide on the size of the adenoma will be determined by MRI, and FSH secretion will be judged by the serum concentration.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Pasireotide LAR on Gonadotroph Adenomas: A Pilot Study
Study Start Date : June 2009
Primary Completion Date : November 2011
Study Completion Date : November 2011

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Drug Information available for: Pasireotide
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pasireotide LAR
80 mg IM once monthly
Drug: pasireotide LAR
pasireotide LAR 80 mg IM once a month
Other Name: SOM230

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Change in Size of the Adenoma by ≥3 mm in at Least Two Dimensions as Determined by MRI [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    MRI of the pituitary will be performed at baseline, Month 6 and Month 12 to demonstrate a decrease of ≥3 mm in at least two of three dimensions on MRI (cephalocaudal, transverse, and posterior-anterior). The outcome measure is defined as the number of participants who demonstrated a ≥3 mm decrease in adenoma size in two dimensions.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Change in Serum FSH Concentration (mIU/mL) in Patients Who Have Gonadotroph Adenomas Treated With Pasireotide. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Serum FSH (mIU/mL) will be measured at baseline and then monthly for the 12 months of the study to determine if serum FSH concentrations decrease by 20%.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • gonadotroph adenoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • visual impairment attributable to the adenoma
  • radiation therapy
  • active gallbladder disease
  • uncontrolled diabetes

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00929669

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Peter J. Snyder, MD University of Pennsylvania

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT00929669     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 809652
First Posted: June 29, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 28, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
pituitary tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs