Last updated on February 2019

CIRSE Registry for LifePearl Microspheres


Brief description of study

The application of transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) using LifePearl Microspheres loaded with Irinotecan in liver-only or liver-dominant metastatic disease in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma will be observed. The registry has the following objectives:

  1. map the exact indications that the device is being used for and at which stage in treatment it is being applied
  2. to assess observed treatment outcomes in terms of safety and efficacy as well as trying to determine any predictive response factors

Detailed Study Description

CIREL will capture a broad spectrum of real clinical data on the delivery of transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) using LifePearl Microspheres loaded with Irinotecan (LP-IRI) and the observed clinical outcomes. The aim of doing so is to improve our understanding of how LifePearl microspheres are administered as part of the standard treatment of colorectal adenocarcinoma with liver metastases in Europe. Ultimately, the collection of real-life data is intended to provide an evidence-base from which conclusions can be drawn on how to optimise treatment protocols and consequently the therapy outcome of TACE performed with LifePearl Microspheres.

The CIREL registry is a prospective multicentre observational (non-interventional) study. In order to meet the objective of collecting real-life data, all subjects receiving TACE with LifePearl Microspheres loaded with Irinotecan and fulfilling the inclusion criteria in all participating centres will be asked to participate. Patients are only asked to participate in the registry when they are treated with LifePearl Microspheres loaded with Irinotecan as part of the treatment determined by the treating clinician. In no way, will participation in the registry influence the way in which the patient is treated according to the treating clinician, or will it influence the quality of the treatment.

In order to measure changes in the quality of life of enrolled patients at different moments in time before and after treatment with LifePearl microspheres, CIREL will incorporate the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire. The quality of life questionnaire is suggested to be offered to the patient at the following three points in time:

  • Immediately (max. 1 week) before the treatment with LP-IRI
  • 4-8 weeks after completion of the full treatment with LP-IRI
  • 12-16 weeks after the completion of the full treatment with LP-IRI

Filling out the quality-of-life questionnaire is entirely voluntary for the patient. The patient will be offered to fill out the questionnaire in his/her mother tongue. The patient will have the choice to fill in the questionnaire either in hard copy or online via the electronic data capture system.

The CIREL registry will include central image analysis performed by the Fdration Francophone de Cancrologie Digestive (FFCD). The aim of the analyis is to detect possible associations between RECIST (v1.1) criteria and observed outcomes, reduce bias by providing a second reading and raise data quality.

The registry aims at enrolling 500 patients. The registry will stop enrolment three years after the enrolment of the first patient, unless decided differently by the Steering Committee. Patients should be followed up until one year after the enrolment of the last patient.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03086096

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Robert Bauer, MA

CIRSE Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
Vienna, Austria
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Recruitment Status: Open


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