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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Long-acting Release Octreotide in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00241020
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 18, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant disease worldwide with an increasing incidence in industrialized countries. For patients with advanced HCC no efficient treatment is currently available. The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of octreotide in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Drug: Octreotide Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 270 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Efficacy of Long-acting Release Octreotide in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Study Start Date : June 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2005

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Octreotide Drug: Octreotide

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective response
  2. Survival without progression
  3. Digestive bleeding
  4. Renal insufficiency
  5. Quality of life
  6. · Safety

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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:

  • > 18 years
  • HCC diagnosis :
  • histologically or cytologically proven HCC
  • or association of the three following criteria:
  • cirrhosis
  • typical measurable mass (> 3cm, by 2 methods)
  • serum alpha-foetoprotein (AFP) ≥500 µg/L
  • Cancer Liver Italian Program (CLIP) score : 0 to 3
  • Not eligible for specific treatment (surgery, percutaneous ablation or chemo-embolization)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Glycemia > 2.5 g/L or hypoglycemia
  • Extra hepatic life-threatening disease
  • Serum creatinin> 120 µmol/L
  • Prothrombin time < 50 %
  • Platelet count < 50.000 /µL
  • Symptomatic cholelithiasis
  • Non-measurable tumor

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00241020

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00241020    
Other Study ID Numbers: CSMS995BFR04
First Posted: October 18, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
hepatocellular carcinoma
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
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents