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Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Cetuximab Project

This study has been terminated.
(Lack of recruitment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:
First received: January 23, 2009
Last updated: August 9, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

January 23, 2009
August 9, 2012
January 2009
October 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
PET response on day 7 [ Time Frame: day 7 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00828620 on Archive Site
  • To determine whether the PET criteria for response on day 7 correlates with the CT criteria of minimum 10% decrease in tumour size (RECIST) at week 6 [ Time Frame: week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To define the optimal cutoff value of SUVmax and their predictive value [ Time Frame: at day 7 and week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To explore the test/retest reliability of PET/CT in this setting [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess the value of PET/CT at day 7 in predicting overall survival [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To asses the correlations between biomarkers and PET changes after Cetuximab [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Cetuximab Project
Imaging for Early Response Prediction to EGF-receptor Blocking Monoclonal Antibodies in Combination Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

Molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) using [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been suggested as an early, sensitive marker of tumour response to anticancer drugs by monitoring the changes in glucose metabolism in tumours. Recently, FDG-PET has shown to be highly sensitive in detecting early response in other tumours. In this study, the investigators will prospectively investigate the role of early FDG-PET (at day 7 and week 6) in outcome prediction.

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Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample

unresectable stage IV colorectal cancer pathologically proven measurable disease (RECIST) K-RAS wild type Eligible for 3rd line Irinotecan + Cetuximab Able for tolerate PET/CT imaging Serum glucose < 200mg/dl

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Other: Imaging study
Patients with Unresectable stage IV colorectal cancer; eligible for 3rd line Irinotecan and Cetuximab
Intervention: Other: Imaging study
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
June 2012
October 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically proven colorectal cancer
  • Unresectable stage IV disease
  • K-Ras wild type tumour
  • Patients scheduled to undergo chemotherapy with irinotecan and cetuximab

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior abdominal/pelvic radiotherapy, surgery or chemotherapy within 3 months prior to inclusion in the study
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Concomitant serious illness, such as uncontrolled angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, infection
  • Symptomatic brain metastases
  • Pregnancy or participants of reproductive potential who are sexually active and not willing/able to use medically appropriate contraception
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
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Principal Investigator: Eric Van Cutsem, Prof.Dr UZ Leuven
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
June 2012

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