Study of PRRT in Metastatic, World Health Organization (WHO) Grade 1 or 2, SSTR Positive, GEP-NET Who Are Candidates for Cytoreductive Surgery


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Trial ID: NCT04609592


The purpose of this study is to learn about the feasibility and safety of using Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) before and after surgical removal of a tumor. PRRT treatment is based on the administration of a radioactive product, 177-Lu DOTA-0-Tyr3-Octreotate (Lutathera®) and its use before and after surgery is thought to increase the overall survival benefit for patients with SSTR-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors GEP-NETs.

Official Title

Pilot Phase 1 Study of Perioperative Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) in Metastatic, WHO Grade 1 or 2, SSTR Positive, Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Who Are Candidates for Cytoreductive Surgery

Stanford Investigator(s)

Brendan C. Visser, MD
Brendan C. Visser, MD

Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

Kip E. Guja, MD PhD

Clinical Instructor, Radiology - Rad/Nuclear Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

   1. Metastatic gastroenteropancreatic NET with lymph nodes or liver metastases only.

   2. WHO Grade 1 or 2, Ki 67 ≤ 20% (to be confirmed at Stanford)

   3. Must be a candidate for cytoreductive surgery with the goal of R1 resection as
   determined by a multidisciplinary tumor board discussion

   4. Measurable disease as determined by RECIST v1.1

   5. Confirmed presence of somatostatin receptors on all target lesions as determined by
   68Ga DOTA TATE PET scan

   6. Patients ≥ 18 years of age.

   7. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) ≤ 1

   8. Appropriate hematologic, liver and kidney function

   9. Patients on octreotide long-acting release (LAR) at a fixed dose of 20 mg or 30 mg at
   3 to 4 weeks intervals for at least 12 weeks prior to enrollment in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

   1. Prior 177Lu Dotatate treatment

   2. Any surgery or radiofrequency ablation within 12 weeks prior to enrollment in the
   study; or prior radioembolization; chemoembolization; or external beam radiation
   therapy (EBRT) to > 25% of bone marrow, at any time

   3. Any chemotherapy or targeted therapy (including everolimus and sunitinib) within 4
   weeks prior to enrollment in the study

   4. Known brain metastases

   5. Known bone or peritoneal metastases


drug: Lutathera

drug: Gallium 68 Dotatate

procedure: Computed Tomography (CT)

procedure: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

procedure: PET/CT


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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Gino Pinedo

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