This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cancer of lymph node
Treatments feraheme, magnetic resonance imaging (mri)
Sponsor M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Start date July 2013
End date July 2018
Trial size 18 participants
Trial identifier NCT01815333, 2012-0926, NCI-2014-02435


The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the drug Feraheme ® (ferumoxytole) helps researchers most clearly to "see" cancerous lymph nodes on an MRI scan. Researchers also want to learn if ferumoxytole may be used in liver imaging.

Ferumoxytole is designed to deliver iron to treat iron-deficiency anemia (low red blood cell counts) in patients with chronic kidney disease. In this study, it will be used as an MRI contrast. Contrasts are used by doctors in order to see MRI images more clearly.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose diagnostic
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquired prior to the injection of Feraheme® and repeated at approximately 48 hours and 72 hours from the time of injection (scan time). The scan time will be adjusted, as needed. The MRI scan prior to the Feraheme injection is the routine scan. The scans at 48 and 72 hours are investigational.
feraheme Ferumoxytole
6 mg of iron/kg (maximum 510 mg/dose) injected at a rate of 1 ml/sec (30 mg/sec) or slower after initial MRI.
magnetic resonance imaging (mri)
MRI scan performed before Feraheme injection. After Feraheme injection, MRI scan performed 2 days later, and then again the following day.

Primary Outcomes

Feraheme Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
time frame: 3 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Enrolled at MDACC, Written consent 2. Measurable nodes on the recent cross sectional imaging (CT, MRI. US) or suspicious lymph nodes for metastasis 3. Requiring tissue diagnosis (FNA, core biopsy, surgical biopsy, surgical resection), or clinical follow-ups for at least 6 months. 4. Any and all primary disease sites in the abdomen and pelvis will be allowed Exclusion Criteria: 1. Primary or secondary iron overload 2. Lactation or pregnant - women of child bearing potential will be excluded 3. Contraindications for MRI 4. Contraindication or allergy to Feraheme® (based on insert) 5. Clinically documented or risk of primary or secondary iron overloading (e.g. History of thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hereditary hemochromatosis, multiple transfusions with any reason), anemia not caused by iron deficiency 6. Age under 18

Additional Information

Official title Clinical and Technical Feasibility of a Ultrasuperparamagnetic Nanoparticle Iron Oxide (USPIO)-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Lymph Node Imaging
Principal investigator Haesun Choi, MD
Description Study Participation: If you are found to be eligible, during the following MRI scans, you will pass into a long, narrow tube scanner, which is open at both ends. You will have a total of 3 MRI scans. You will have an MRI scan before you receive ferumoxytole as needed. This is the standard-of-care MRI scan. You will then receive ferumoxytole by vein. If you are scheduled to have an MRI scan of your abdomen, or if you have visible lymph nodes in the abdomen, you will stay in the MRI scanner an extra 30 minutes for liver imaging right after you receive your dose of ferumoxytole. This is a part of an investigational scan (Visit 1--Day 1) You will then return for an MRI scan 2 days later (Visit 2--Day 2) and then again the following day (Visit 3--Day 3) to scan your lymph nodes. These are the investigational scans. The timing of the second and third scans may be changed based on the study doctor's decision. Length of Study: Your participation on this study will be over after the third MRI scan. Additional Information: The images collected as part of this study will not be included as part of your medical record. If any of the images and/or information from this study are used for publication, all identifiable information will be removed. The data will be stored for 5 years after the study data has been published. This is an investigational study. Ferumoxytole is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. Its use to help researchers "see" cancerous lymph nodes from an MRI scan is considered investigational. Up to 18 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in October 2016.