Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition neuroendocrine tumors
Treatment vena punction
Sponsor University Medical Center Groningen
Start date September 2016
End date January 2017
Trial size 210 participants
Trial identifier NCT02815969, 201600496

Summary

This is an observational and exploratory study. Participants will be asked for a blood collection and a 24- hour collection of urine. The indol profile and levels of catecholamine and metabolites in PRP, as well as in 24- hour collection of urine will be measured with LC-MS/MS and analyzed.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Arm
If no material of healthy volunteers of the SERT study can be used, then other matched volunteers are asked for a vena punction and urine collection
vena punction
vena punction and urine collection
Patients are asked for a vena punction and urine collection, if not already done because of medical care.
vena punction
vena punction and urine collection

Primary Outcomes

Measure
indol profile; 5-HTP, Serotonin, 5-Hydroxyindolacetic acid, Tryptophan in platelet rich plasma
time frame: at one visit

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
catecholamines; L-DOPA, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, -Methoxytyramine, Normetanephrine, Metanephrine in platelet rich plasma
time frame: at one visit
indoles and catecholamines; L-DOPA, 5-HTP, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, 3-Methoxytyramine, Normetanephrine, Metanephrine, Serotonin, 5-Hydroxyindolacetic acid
time frame: at one visit

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion criteria for all subjects: - written informed consent - age above 18 years Inclusion criteria for patients with a NET: (one of these) - histologically proven NET, with or without treatment for the NET - a diagnosis made by a dedicated NET specialist based on a combination of physical symptoms and signs, imaging and laboratory values. Inclusion criteria for healthy subjects: - Matching in age (plus or minus 3 years) and sex with one of the included NET patients. Data of healthy subjects could also be used from the SERT-study, if the subject meets the criteria mentioned above. Exclusion criteria for all subjects: - Use of drugs or food supplements that interact with the serotonin-metabolism; all serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, psychotrophic drugs, (other antidepressants; tricyclic antidepressants, MAO-inhibitors, mirtazapin, bupropion, venlafaxin, duloxetin, anxiolytic, antipsychotic and anticonvulsive drugs). - Drug abuse in the last 8 weeks. - Use of ≥ 14 alcoholic consumptions a week for women. - Use of ≥ 21 alcoholic consumptions a week for men. Exclusion criteria for healthy subjects: - Having a neuroendocrine tumor or neuroendocrine carcinoma from any grade and location in present or in history. - Having a malignancy. - Having an auto-immune disease. - Having an infection. - Having renal impairment. - Use of interferon.

Additional Information

Official title Exploring the Metabolic Profile of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Principal investigator A. M.E. Walenkamp, MD, PhD
Description Rationale: Neuro-endocrine neoplasms are a diverse group of tumors which encompasses heterogeneous clinical courses. Different NETs are characterized by differences in the synthesis, storage and release of biogenic amines and their metabolites, e.g. indoles, catecholamines and their metabolites. Clinical course, prognosis, and treatment are based, among others, on the origin of the primary tumor. Up to now it was only possible to measure metabolic output of NETs by serotonin in platelets and 5-HIAA in urine. Due to technical improvements we can now measure the complete metabolic pathway of serotonin in plasma and urine, which comprises tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan, serotonin and 5-HIAA, the indol profile. Furthermore, levels of catecholamines and metabolites can now be analyzed in the same sample. This metabolic profiling could potentially lead to improved diagnosis and characterization of NET patients and possibly contribute to subsequent treatment consequences. Therefore, we want to perform an exploratory study to measure the indol profile, catecholamines and metabolites in patients with NETs of different origin (foregut, midgut and hindgut) and assess differentiation of their metabolic profile. Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the added value of the indol profile in comparison to serotonin in platelets and 5-HIAA in urine for diagnosis and potentially management of neuroendocrine tumors including gastrinomas, pNETs and brochopulmonary NETs. Design: This is an observational and exploratory study. Participants will be asked for a blood collection and a 24- hour collection of urine. The indol profile and levels of catecholamine and metabolites in PRP, as well as in 24- hour collection of urine will be measured with LC-MS/MS and analyzed. Study population: In this study we will use PRP and a 24- hour collection of urine of 70 patients with a foregut NET, 70 patients with a midgut and/or hindgut NET and 70 matched healthy volunteers. Healthy volunteers are matched according to age and sex with the included patients. Matched controls already available in our data bank will be used from the earlier approved SERT study (NCT 01398306) Main study parameters: In this exploratory study we will measure the indol profile in patients with a foregut NET, mid- and hindgut NET, and healthy volunteers at the time of diagnosis and during follow up and treatment in plasma and urine. In addition, levels of catecholamines and metabolites in these three groups will be determined. Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: Patients with midgut NET already have blood collections and urinary collection as part of evaluation of their treatment. Only for patients with foregut NETs and some of the healthy volunteers one extra blood collection with a vena puncture will be taken. This gives a small risk of bruising. Furthermore a 24-hours collection of urine will be collected with a prescription to their diet 48 hours before the collection. This could give some distress.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
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