Liver ablation for Liver Ablation

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Liver Ablation+1 More
Liver ablation - Procedure
All Sexes
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Study Summary

To achieve adequate tumor treatment coverage with sufficient minimal ablation margins, several steps are required: firstly, it is critical to define tumor boundaries and extent on intra-procedural CT image; secondly, accurate planning, targeting, and confirmation of ablation probe placement within the tumor; thirdly, the use of an intra-procedural imaging assessment method to evaluate minimal ablation margins is required to define whether sufficient minimal ablation margins was obtained or if additional ablation is needed. Taking all together, those factors points to the need of having a high-precision ablation methodology for intra-procedural planning, monitoring, and ablation margin assessment. Currently, such methods are only utilized in isolation and the benefit of a combined and standardized procedure workflow is unknown. Therefore, our primary goal of this single-arm clinical trial is to investigate the technical efficacy of a high-precision liver ablation technique comprised by stereotactic-guidance, CT during hepatic arteriography-based imaging analysis, and computer-based software assessment of ablation margins for the treatment of patients referred to ablation for the treatment of primary and secondary liver cancers.

Eligible Conditions

  • Liver Ablation
  • Hepatic

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Year 1
Quality of Life Questionnaire (EQ-5D-3L)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Liver ablation
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

50 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Liver ablation · No Placebo Group · N/A

Liver ablation
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Liver ablation · Intervention Types: Procedure

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 1 year
Closest Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center · Houston, TX
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2003First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Liver Ablation
465 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
2,772 Previous Clinical Trials
1,795,162 Total Patients Enrolled
Bruno Odisio, MDPrincipal InvestigatorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.