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[11C]acetate for Tuberous Sclerosis and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Phase 1 & 2
Led By Carmen P Priolo, MD PhD
Research Sponsored by Brigham and Women's Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Diagnosis of LAM (or TSC-LAM)
At least one renal angiomyolipoma (at least 1 cm in each diameter) confirmed by CT or MRI
Must not have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up4 months
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial will assess whether [11C]acetate PET/CT can be used as a biomarker to track disease in patients with TSC-related renal angiomyolipomas and pulmonary LAM and to measure early response to rapamycin in LAM patients.

Eligible Conditions
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Tuberous Sclerosis

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have been diagnosed with LAM (or TSC-LAM).
You have at least one kidney tumor that is at least 1 centimeter in size, confirmed by a CT or MRI scan.
You have not been treated with rapamycin/rapalogs before, or you are eligible to start treatment with rapamycin/rapalogs, or you have been treated with rapamycin/rapalogs for at least 3 months but no more than 1 year.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~4 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 4 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Secondary outcome measures
Feasibility of [11C]acetate PET as a biomarker of mTORC1 inhibition in LAM/TSC proliferative lesions

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Patients will undergo [11C]acetate PET/CTExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Patients will undergo a single [11c]acetate PET scan OR Patients will undergo an [11c]acetate PET scan, initiate treatment with rapamycin or rapalogs and receive a second [11c]acetate PET scan 3 or 4 months after starting the treatment.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Brigham and Women's HospitalLead Sponsor
1,565 Previous Clinical Trials
11,456,158 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
54 Patients Enrolled for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Massachusetts General HospitalOTHER
2,865 Previous Clinical Trials
13,150,666 Total Patients Enrolled
Carmen P Priolo, MD PhDPrincipal InvestigatorBrigham and Women's Hospital

Media Library

[11C]acetate Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05467397 — Phase 1 & 2
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Research Study Groups: Patients will undergo [11C]acetate PET/CT
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Clinical Trial 2023: [11C]acetate Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05467397 — Phase 1 & 2
[11C]acetate 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05467397 — Phase 1 & 2
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT05467397 — Phase 1 & 2

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the scope of the subjects being treated within this research project?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov records that this research experiment, which was initially made public on August 30th 2021, is currently seeking volunteers. 16 individuals must be recruited from 1 site to complete the trial."

Answered by AI

Are there any openings available in this experiment for participants?

"Affirmative. The information found on clinicaltrials.gov states that this study is recruiting participants, with the initial posting occurring August 30th 2021 and a recent update from July 20th 2022. Currently, 16 people need to be recruited at one site."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I want to help with finding a cure for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. To give hope to all the women diagnosed with this rare disease instead of them being handed a death sentence.
PatientReceived 1 prior treatment
~5 spots leftby Nov 2024