Detection of PitNET Tissue During TSS Using Bevacizumab-800CW

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    University Medical Center Groningen
Updated on 2 December 2022


There is a need for improved visualization of presence and extent of pituitary neuroendocrine tumor (PitNET) tissue during transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), especially in tumors invading the cavernous sinus (CS). Optical molecular imaging of PitNET associated biomarkers is a promising technique to accommodate this need. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF-A) is overexpressed in PitNET tissue compared to normal pituitary tissue and has proven to be a valid target for molecular imaging. Bevacizumab is an antibody that binds VEGF-A. By conjugating a fluorescent dye to this antibody, the fluorescent tracer molecule bevacizumab-800CW is created, which binds to VEGF-A. The investigators hypothesize that bevacizumab-800CW accumulates in PitNET tissue, enabling visualization using a molecular fluorescence endoscopy system. In this pilot intervention study the investigators will determine the feasibility of using microdoses (4.5, 10 and 25 mg) of bevacizumab-800CW to detect PitNET tissue intraoperatively.

Condition Pituitary Disorders, pituitary tumor, Pituitary Adenoma, Pituitary Macroadenoma, Pituitary Disease
Treatment Molecular Fluorescence Endoscopy platform, Bevacizumab-IRDye800CW
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04212793
SponsorUniversity Medical Center Groningen
Last Modified on2 December 2022

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