Registry Platform Gastric/Esophageal Cancer (SAPHIR) (SAPHIR)

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
Updated on 15 June 2022
esophageal cancer
antineoplastic agents
esophagus cancer
squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus


The registry aims to collect and analyse information on the antineoplastic treatment of patients with metastatic esophageal, gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer, treated in palliative intention in daily routine practice in Germany.


SAPHIR is a national, observational, prospective, longitudinal, multicenter cohort study (tumor registry platform) with the purpose to record information on the antineoplastic treatment of metastatic esophageal, gastric or gastroesophageal junction Cancer in Germany. The registry will follow patients for up to two years. It will identify common therapeutic sequences and changes in the treatment of the disease. At inclusion, data in patient characteristics, comorbidities, tumor characteristics and previous treatments are collected. During the course of observation data on all systemic treatments, radiotherapies, surgeries, and outcome are documented.

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) will be evaluated for up to two years.

Condition Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Gastric Adenocarcinoma, Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Treatment Routine care as per site standard
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04290806
Last Modified on15 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Histologically proven stage IV (metastatic) ESCC, EAC, GAC or GEJAC
Planned palliative systemic first-line therapy
Age >= 18 years
Signed informed consent (IC)
Patients answering questionnaires: IC before first therapy cycle
Patients not answering questionnaires: IC latest 4 weeks after start of first therapy cycle

Exclusion Criteria

No systemic therapy for ESCC, EAC, GAC or GEJAC
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