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Preventing Viral Pandemic Associated Risk of Cancer Death Using Less Invasive Diagnostic Tests- Liquid Biopsies (PREVAILctDNA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04566614
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the feasibility of using ctDNA to support cancer diagnosis and risk stratification where invasive aerosol generating testing (and/or tissue biopsy) is challenging due to infection risk, technical impracticalities and resource limitations, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recovery period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Neoplasm, Colorectal Neoplasm of Lung Neoplasm, Bladder Neoplasms Pancreatic Biliary Tract Neoplasms Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumour Other: ctDNA blood sampling

Detailed Description:

This is a prospective, single-centre cohort pilot study using ctDNA informed treatment decisions. If the pilot study is successful within certain tumour types then this protocol may be extended to investigate further the benefit of ctDNA informed treatment decision in those tumour types.

Patients with suspected malignancy for whom invasive biopsy for definitive histological diagnosis is challenging either due to COVID-19-related resource limitations, infection control or technical feasibility will be considered for this study. In this setting liquid biopsy may be used in lieu of tissue biopsy to facilitate treatment or may be used to prioritise standard of care invasive diagnostic tests. The former includes patients who require repeat biopsies for genomic analysis following non-informative results where these would inform standard of care treatment (i.e. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)/Cancer Drug Fund (CDF) approved drugs). Tumour types included in this study are therefore those where invasive aerosol generating diagnostic tests such as bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy (including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)) are part of the standard diagnostic pathway and where capacity for these tests has become severely constrained during (and likely after) the COVID-19 pandemic. Tumour types affected include some suspected biliary tract, bladder, colorectal, GIST, lung and pancreatic cancers.

The study is planned to continue until a total of 112 patients have been enrolled. This is anticipated to take up to 12-18 months. Follow-up will continue until patients have diagnosis made (based on ctDNA result) and treatment decision made (deferred or immediate).

Potential patients will be identified in and will usually at the multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting. They will give consent to participate in the trial and offered a liquid biopsy (ctDNA) in lieu of a tissue biopsy if considered suitable for PREVAIL - ctDNA. This may include patients who require repeat biopsies for further genomic analyses when repeat biopsies are not feasible where liquid biopsy may support prioritisation for invasive diagnostics earlier. ctDNA analysis will involve copy number variant detection and low coverage whole genomic sequencing. ctDNA gene panels have already been validated against tissue based molecular diagnostics for paediatrics (ct_PAED) and colorectal cancer (ct_GI).

This analysis will be performed in an accredited clinical diagnostic laboratory (Translational Research Laboratory, Institute of Cancer Research). Patients will be stratified for treatment or further investigation based on their ctDNA result (either positive or negative), suspected tumour type, radiological (including PREVAIL-imaging risk stratification pathway) and clinical characteristics.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 112 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Preventing Viral Pandemic Associated Risk of Cancer Death Using Less Invasive Diagnostic Tests- Liquid Biopsies
Actual Study Start Date : June 18, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Biliary Tract Cohort
Patients with suspected biliary tract cancer will be offered ctDNA to support a diagnosis in patients with suspected early stage, locally advanced and advanced disease. This includes patients with tumours that are technically challenging to access with invasive biopsy or due to limitations in endoscopic ultrasound due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients with histological diagnosis will not be eligible for this study. Patients with suspected cancer will have ctDNA result (positive or negative) discussed at MDT in conjunction with PREVAIL-imaging risk stratification pathway to risk stratify in terms of cancer risk (low, intermediate and high risk), serum tumour markers and patient presentation which will dictate the appropriate treatment. Those with metastatic disease will have their treatment decision based on ctDNA result, radiology and patient characteristics after discussion between the treating clinician and patient
Other: ctDNA blood sampling
Screening/baseline blood sample to be analysed for ctDNA

Bladder Cancer Cohort
Patients with suspected bladder cancer (localised and metastatic) will be offered ctDNA to support their diagnosis, in cases where cystoscopy and biopsy are difficult to obtain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients with histological diagnosis will not be eligible for this study. A positive ctDNA result will be supportive of a diagnosis of bladder cancer, their treatment may be prioritised and decided based on this result in conjunction with radiological findings, patient presentation and after discussion between the treating physician and patient
Other: ctDNA blood sampling
Screening/baseline blood sample to be analysed for ctDNA

Pancreatic Cancer Cohort
Patients with suspected pancreatic cancer will be offered ctDNA to support a diagnosis in patients with suspected early stage, locally advanced and advanced disease. This includes patients with tumours that are technically challenging to access with invasive biopsy or due to limitations in endoscopic ultrasound due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients with histological diagnosis will not be eligible for this study. Patients with suspected cancer will have ctDNA result (positive or negative) discussed at MDT in conjunction with PREVAIL-imaging risk stratification pathway to risk stratify in terms of cancer risk (low, intermediate and high risk), serum tumour markers and patient presentation which will dictate the appropriate treatment. Those with metastatic disease will have their treatment decision based on ctDNA result, radiology and patient characteristics after discussion between the treating clinician and patient
Other: ctDNA blood sampling
Screening/baseline blood sample to be analysed for ctDNA

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Cohort
Those with suspected Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Cohort (GIST) are eligible for this study. KIT and PDGFR mutation detected using ctDNA in conjunction with radiological features will be supportive of a diagnosis of GIST. This may allow for the use of directed targeted therapy, or prioritise surgical resection in some cases. Patients with histological diagnosis will not be eligible for this study. However, patients with inadequate tissue for KIT/PDGFR analysis will be eligible for PREVAIL-ctDNA to confirm the diagnosis of GIST and help guide treatment decisions
Other: ctDNA blood sampling
Screening/baseline blood sample to be analysed for ctDNA

Lung Cancer Cohort
The use of ctDNA in the diagnosis and adaptive management of patients with lung cancer is well established, however not funded by NHS. As aerosol-generating bronchoscopy procedures have reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with suspected lung cancer may be offered ctDNA to support the diagnosis. A positive ctDNA result in conjunction with radiological findings will assist in prioritising those suitable for upfront surgical resection, radiotherapy or systemic anti-cancer treatment. It may provide sufficient genotypic information to guide standard of care targeted therapies (usually two tests are required - biopsy and then next generation sequencing of extracted DNA), including in patients without sufficient tissue for EGFR and ALK testing which can be detected using ctDNA. The use of ctDNA to guide treatment decisions in this cohort will not require signed consent as it is considered a standard approach (not yet NHS funded)
Other: ctDNA blood sampling
Screening/baseline blood sample to be analysed for ctDNA

Colorectal Cancer Cohort
Patients with suspected colorectal cancer will often be referred following either suspicion on imaging or faecal immunochemical testing (FIT). FIT testing results will be used to prioritise patients for screening colonoscopy, in conjunction with the PREVAIL-imaging risk stratification pathway
Other: ctDNA blood sampling
Screening/baseline blood sample to be analysed for ctDNA




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ctDNA detection rate within different cancer types (and overall) [ Time Frame: Throughout study completion, up to one year ]
    The primary endpoint, ctDNA detection rate, overall and within different cancer types will be presented as a proportion of patients with a positive ctDNA test out of those tested, with 90% confidence intervals


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients with a positive ctDNA result which identified a diagnosis and/or commenced treatment [ Time Frame: Throughout study completion, up to one year ]
    All secondary endpoints will be analysed in the patients diagnosed with suspected cancer, i.e. positive ctDNA result, unless stated. They will also be presented overall and by cancer type. The proportion of patients with positive ctDNA result which identified a diagnosis and/or commenced treatment will be presented as a proportion with 90% confidence intervals

  2. Proportion of patients with a positive ctDNA result which assisted in prioritising invasive diagnostic tests [ Time Frame: Throughout study completion, up to one year ]
    Proportion of patients with positive ctDNA result which assisted in prioritising invasive diagnostic tests will be presented as a proportion with 90% confidence intervals

  3. The association of ctDNA result (positive versus negative) and the PREVAIL-imaging pathway scoring result [ Time Frame: Throughout study completion, up to one year ]
    The association between ctDNA result (positive versus negative) and the PREVAIL-imaging pathway scoring result will be assessed descriptively by presenting cross-tabulations and relevant proportions

  4. Estimation of the cost of liquid biopsy in lieu of tissue biopsy as compared to standard of care investigations and treatments prioritisation [ Time Frame: Throughout study completion, up to one year ]
    Simple estimation of the cost of liquid biopsy in lieu of tissue biopsy as compared to standard of care investigations and treatments prioritisation will be performed



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with suspected malignancy for whom invasive biopsy for definitive histological diagnosis is challenging either due to COVID-19-related resource limitations, infection control or technical feasibility will be considered for this study
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants aged ≥18 years old
  • Patients with suspected malignancies of early stage colorectal cancer (FIT intermediate and high risk), early and late stage pancreatic cancer, biliary tract cancer, gastro-intestinal stromal tumours, lung cancer or bladder cancer, without a definitive histological diagnosis (including those with inconclusive biopsy result) or
  • Patients with histological diagnosis of lung cancer without adequate tissue for NHS genomic test directory predictive biomarker testing
  • Ability to provide informed consent.
  • Patients with performance status suitable for oncological treatments (ECOG performance status 0-2).

Exclusion criterion:

• Patients with an established histological diagnosis adequate to support standard of care treatment


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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04566614


Contacts
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Contact: Naureen Starling, MBBS MRCP MD 0208664778 Naureen.Starling@rmh.nhs.uk
Contact: Scot Davies, CIBiol 02086426011 scot.davies@rmh.nhs.uk

Locations
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United Kingdom
Royal Marsden Hospital Recruiting
Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Contact: Naureen Starling    +44 020 7352 8171    naureen.starling@rmh.nhs.uk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Justin Mencel, MBBS Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Responsible Party: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04566614    
Other Study ID Numbers: CCR 5292
First Posted: September 28, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2020
Last Verified: September 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases