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Acetylamantadine Excretion by Cancer Patients

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: NCT02277938
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2019
BioMark Technologies Inc.
St. Boniface Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Manitoba

Brief Summary:
Several factors discourage the implementation of cancer screening to the population in general, which would result in earlier diagnosis and an expected improved survival. Concurrent in vivo and in vitro research has shown that drug acetylation activity is increased in cancer. Amantadine may be of value in detecting the presence of cancer. Accordingly, this study will examine how Amantadine is eliminated by the body in cancer patients. This is an important step in validating a cancer detection method that can be implemented economically for screening of large numbers of people.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cancer Drug: Amantadine

Detailed Description:
The study will involve the screening of volunteer patients with various types of cancer to provide a first indication of which types of cancer and at what stage of tumor burden acetylamantadine will be found in patients' plasma, saliva and urine samples. Volunteers will provide complete first morning urine collection prior to amantadine ingestion. The volunteers will then ingest a therapeutic dose of amantadine (200 mg: 2x100mg capsules), at least 2 hours before breakfast (nothing to eat or drink except water after midnight before the scheduled appointment), and their complete urine will be collected at 2 and 4 hours (plus or minus 1 hour) after amantadine ingestion. In addition, blood samples will be taken by venipuncture before and at 2 and 4 hours after drug ingestion. The patients will be asked to provide a saliva sample at the same time as the urine samples are taken after drug ingestion.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Urinary Excretion of Acetylamantadine by Cancer Patients
Actual Study Start Date : August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Lung cancer patients being prescribed chemotherapy
Drug: Amantadine
Amantadine is a drug that has been on the market for several years and is currently approved for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and for prevention against influenza A infection. Amantadine may be of value in detecting the presence of cancer.
Other Name: Systemic chemotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acetylated Amantadine levels in urine [ Time Frame: 2 and 4 hours after Amantadine ingestion ]
    Change in acetylamantadine excretion

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
saliva, blood, urine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with newly diagnosed cancer

Inclusion Criteria: newly diagnosed or untreated cancer (GI, lung, prostate and breast cancer)


Exclusion Criteria: Any previous adverse reaction to Amantadine

  • currently pregnant or lactating

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02277938

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Contact: Paramjit S Tappia, PhD 204-258-1230
Contact: Andrew Maksymiuk, MD 204-787-1884

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Canada, Manitoba
St. Boniface Hospital Recruiting
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2H 2A6
Contact: Paramjit S Tappia, PhD    204-258-1230   
Contact: Andrew Maksymiuk, MD    204-7871884   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Manitoba
BioMark Technologies Inc.
St. Boniface Hospital
Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: University of Manitoba Identifier: NCT02277938    
Other Study ID Numbers: B2012:063
First Posted: October 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents