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Drug-Eluting Bead, Irinotecan Therapy for Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma w/Concomitant Gemcitabine and Cisplatin or Carboplatin (DELTIC)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01648023
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 14, 2018
University of Louisville
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert C. Martin, University of Louisville

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to find out if the combination of trans-arterial chemoembolization (LC or ONCOZENE BEAD) plus infusional chemotherapy is safe and more effective than just receiving the infusional chemotherapy alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Device: LC or ONCOZENE Bead with Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo Drug: Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative, Prospective, Open-labeled, Randomized Phase II Study of Cisplatin or Carboplatin With Gemcitabine in Combination With Irinotecan-loaded Beads (LC or ONCOZENE) Versus Cisplatin or Carboplatin With Gemcitabine Alone in the Treatment of Patients With Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
Study Start Date : July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Randomization to LC OR ONCOZENE Bead with Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo
Transarterial Chemoembolization (LC or ONCOZENE Bead) with Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo
Device: LC or ONCOZENE Bead with Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo
Active Comparator: Randomization to Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo
Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo alone
Drug: Gem-Cis or Gem-Carbo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tumor response according to modified RECIST Criteria [ Time Frame: 10 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hepatic Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: Progression ]

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


  • Patients over 18 years of age, of any race or sex, who have histologic and radiologic evidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, who have been deemed unresectable by an experienced hepatic surgeon, and who are able to give informed consent, will be eligible
  • Patients with at least one measurable liver tumor, with size > 1cm (modified RECIST criteria)
  • Patients with liver-dominant disease defined as ≥80% tumor burden confined to the liver
  • Non-pregnant with an acceptable contraception in premenopausal women.
  • Hematologic function: ANC ≥ 1.5 x 109/L, platelets ≥ 75 x109/L, INR ≤1.3 (patients on therapeutic anticoagulants are not eligible if they can not stop there anti-coagulation prior to DEBIRI and meet INR criteria)
  • Adequate liver function as measured by: Total bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dl,
  • Adequate renal function (creatinine ≤ 2.3 mg/dl)
  • Women of child bearing potential and fertile men are required to use effective contraception (negative serum βHCG for women of child-bearing age)
  • Signed, written informed consent
  • Less than 70% of liver parenchymal tumor replacement


  • Patient eligible for curative treatment (i.e. resection or tumor ablation).
  • Active bacterial, viral or fungal infection within 72 hours of study entry
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • ECOG Performance Status score of >3
  • Life expectancy of < 3 months
  • Allergy to contrast media that cannot be managed with standard care (e.g. steroids), making magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) contraindicated
  • Presence of another malignancy with the exception of cervical carcinoma in situ and stage I basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
  • Any contraindication for hepatic embolization procedures:
  • Large shunt as determined by the investigator (pretesting with TcMMA not required)
  • Severe atheromatosis vascular disease that precludes arterial cannulization
  • Hepatofugal blood flow
  • Main portal vein occlusion (e.g. thrombus or tumor)
  • Other significant medical or surgical condition, or any medication or treatment, that would place the patient at undue risk and that would preclude the safe use of chemoembolization or would interfere with study participation
  • Patients with prior contraindications for the use of irinotecan, gemcitabine, or cisplatin
  • Patients who have received prior systemic therapy with either irinotecan, gemcitabine, or cisplatin

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01648023

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Contact: Mary Healey, CCRC 502-629-3327
Contact: Robert Martin, MD, PhD 502-629-3355

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United States, Kentucky
University of Louisville Recruiting
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Contact: Mary Healey, CCRC    502-629-3327   
Contact: Robert Martin, MD, PhD    502-629-3355   
Principal Investigator: Robert Martin, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robert C. Martin
University of Louisville
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Principal Investigator: Robert Martin, MD, PhD University of Louisville

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Responsible Party: Robert C. Martin, Professor, University of Louisville Identifier: NCT01648023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-0181
First Posted: July 24, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2018
Last Verified: December 2017
Keywords provided by Robert C. Martin, University of Louisville:
LC Bead
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors