This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions metastatic cancer, pain, unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
Treatments questionnaire administration, cryosurgery, pain therapy, quality-of-life assessment
Sponsor Mayo Clinic
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date November 2003
End date December 2016
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT00608855, MAYO-MC03C3, MC03C3


RATIONALE: Percutaneous cryoablation may help relieve pain caused by bone metastases.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the side effects and how well percutaneous cryoablation works in treating patients with painful bone metastases.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Average difference in pre- and post-treatment worst pain score in a 24-hour period at week 8
time frame:

Secondary Outcomes

Average difference in pre- and post-treatment worst pain score in a 24-hour period, average pain score, and pain relief score at 6, 12, and 24 months
time frame:
Average amount of pain per patient over the observation period as represented by the area under the curve (AUC) constructed from weekly pain scores on a visual-analogue scale using a score of 0-10
time frame:
Percentage of patients who are able to reduce analgesic medications
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 120 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic solid tumor involving or abutting bone (index lesion) - If the nature of the metastatic disease has been previously documented, index lesion to be treated does not require further documentation (i.e., biopsy) - Pain either refractory to standard care (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or analgesics) or patient is considered a poor candidate for conventional therapies - Radiation oncology consult is required if the patient is considered clinically to be a candidate for conventional palliative radiotherapy - Surgical oncology consult is required if the patient is considered clinically to be a candidate for conventional surgical treatment or is considered at risk for complications resulting from potential fracture - Initial pain score ≥ 4 on a scale of 0-10 for the question "Please rate your pain by circling the one number that best describes your pain at its worst in the past 24 hours" on the Cleeland Brief Pain Inventory - Pain from ≤ 2 sites of metastatic disease - No lesions with evidence for impending fracture involving a weight-bearing bone (> 50% loss of cortical bone at the site) PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - Life expectancy ≥ 2 months - Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm³ - ANC > 1,500/mm³ (for patients who have recently been treated with chemotherapy) - INR ≤ 1.2 - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - More than 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy - More than 3 weeks since initiation of a new chemotherapy regimen, including bisphosphonates - More than 7 days since prior antiplatelet medications or clopidogrel - More than 3 days since prior acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), ibuprofen, or other NSAIDs - No prior treatment of the portion of a lesion within 0.5 cm of the spinal cord or brain, within 0.5 cm of a large abdominal vessel such as the aorta or inferior vena cava, or within 1 cm of bowel or bladder - No prior radiofrequency ablation for pain palliation of the same lesion - No concurrent regular or low molecular weight heparin or other anticoagulants

Additional Information

Official title Percutaneous US and CT-guided Cryoablation of Painful Metastases Involving Bone: A Feasibility Study
Description OBJECTIVES: - To confirm the safety of percutaneous cryoablation in the palliative treatment of patients with painful bone metastases. - To determine the benefits of cryoablation of painful bone metastases by assessing pain intensity using a standardized Cleeland Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) and quality of life using a standardized SF-8 both before and after treatment. - To determine the secondary benefits of cryoablation of painful bone metastases by assessing change in analgesic use following therapy. - To determine the level of anesthesia required for cryoablation with a baseline level of conscious sedation planned for each treatment. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients undergo percutaneous cryoablation to one or two sites of metastatic disease using the Endocare Cryocare system. Patients with a good initial response to treatment (≥ 2 decrease in pain intensity rating on the Brief Pain Inventory) who develop recurrent pain at the same site or a new painful site ≥ 1 month after initial treatment may undergo one additional cryoablation treatment. Patients complete pain and quality of life questionnaires periodically. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for 2 years.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
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