A Humanitarian Device Exemption Treatment Protocol of TheraSphere For Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Study Type
Expanded Access
Study Phase
Study Design
Name: Theraspheres
Type: Device
Overall Status
To provide Therasphere treatment for patients diagnosed with unresectable liver cancer.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

Patients over 18 years of age, of any race or sex, who have hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver, and who are able to give informed consent, will be eligible. Patients must have an ECOG Performance Status score of £ 2, with a life expectancy of >= 3 months, non-pregnant with an acceptable contraception in premenopausal women. Patients must be >4 weeks since prior radiation or prior surgery and at least 1 month post other chemotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Contraindications to angiography and selective visceral catheterization

- Evidence of potential delivery of greater than 16.5 mCi (30 Gy absorbed dose) of radiation to the lungs

- Evidence of any detectable Tc-99m MAA flow to the stomach or duodenum, after application of established angiographic techniques to stop or mitigate such flow (ex. placing catheter distal to gastric vessels)

- Significant extrahepatic disease representing an imminent life-threatening outcome

- Severe liver dysfunction or pulmonary insufficiency

- Active uncontrolled infection

- Significant underlying medical or psychiatric illness

- Pregnancy

Patients will be excluded: if they have pre-existing diarrhea/illness, or if they have a co-morbid disease or condition that would preclude safe delivery of TheraSphere treatment and place the patient at undue risk.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States
Contact: Shyam Panchal - 650-725-9810 - spanchal@stanford.edu
Start Date
December 2008
Completion Date
December 2099
Stanford University
Stanford University
Record processing date
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