Treatment Using 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE in Patients With Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • End date
    May 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Updated on 7 October 2022
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This is a prospective study to investigate the long-lasting radiolabeled somatostatin analogue based peptide receptor radionuclide therapy and evaluate response to 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE in patients with advanced metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. Different groups with doses of 0.37GBq-0.74GBq (10-20 mCi) and 1.85GBq (50 mCi)of 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE, 3.7GBq (100 mCi)of 177Lu-DOTA-TATE will be injected intravenously. Besides, we evaluated the safety and dosimetry of 3.7GBq (100 mCi) of 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE with and without amino acid infusion. All patients will undergo 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT scans before and after the treatment.


Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that can develop anywhere in the body and arise from neuroendocrine cells throughout the endocrine system. The most recent NCCN guidelines for unresectable and metastatic NET recommend somatostatin analogues as first-line treatment, but do not recommend a particular treatment sequence for the remaining therapies. Radiolabeled somatostatin analogue therapy, also known as peptide receptor radionuclide therapy has become a well-accepted treatment for patients with well to moderately differentiated unresectable or metastatic NETs and disease progression after first-line treatment. However, a major problem in the therapeutic use of 177Lu-Dotatate has been its short half-life and fast rate of clearance. Kidney is considered one of the dose-limiting organs in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). Amino acid has been infused to reduce renal absorbed dose by inhibiting the proximal tubular reabsorption of the radiopeptide. This study was designed to compare the efficacy of a long-lasting radiolabeled somatostatin analogue 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE with 177Lu-DOTA-TATE in patients with advanced metastatic neuroendocrine tumors and evaluate the safety and dosimetry of 3.7GBq (100 mCi) of 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE with and without amino acid infusion.

Condition Neuroendocrine Tumors
Treatment 177Lu-DOTA-TATE, 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE 1, 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE 2, 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE 3, 3.7 GBq (100 mCi) of 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE with amino acids (lysine and arginine), 3.7 GBq (100 mCi) of 177Lu-DOTA-EB-TATE without amino acids (lysine and arginine)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03478358
SponsorPeking Union Medical College Hospital
Last Modified on7 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Adults who had neuroendocrine tumors and had metastasized, that were with histologically confirmed, inoperable and had showed disease progression according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST]. Tumors were with well-differentiated histologic features and a Ki67 index of 0 to 20%. Target tumors were selected from CT, MRI, and 68Ga-DOTA-TATE PET/CT, with confirmed somatostatin receptorexpressing and at least one lesion has higher uptake than that of normal liver parenchyma on 68Ga-DOTA-TATE PET imaging within 1 weeks

Exclusion Criteria

The exclusion criteria were a serum creatinine level of more than 150 μmol per liter, baseline measured GFR of less than 50 mL/min/1.73 m2, determined by 99mTc-DTPA renal function examination, a hemoglobin level of less than 8.0 g/dl, a white-cell count of less than 2.0× 109/L, a platelet count of less than 75 × 109/L, a total bilirubin level of more than 3 times the upper limit of the normal range and a serum albumin level of more than 3.0 g per deciliter, cardiac insufficiency including carcinoid heart valve disease, a severe allergy or hypersensitivity to radiographic contrast material, claustrophobia, and pregnancy or breastfeeding
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