Serial Ultrasound of Solid Tumor Lesions to Detect Early Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

Trial ID or NCT#



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Primary objective is to assess whether changes in quantitative tumor perfusion parameters after 3 weeks of treatment, as measured by CEUS, can predict initial objective response to therapy, defined by current standard-of-care Secondary objectives are to evaluate if there is an optimal ultrasound imaging modality (CEUS or conventional power Doppler or LEAD ultrasound) or optimal time point to predict initial objective response and to assess the correlation of tumor perfusion parameters with change in overall tumor burden, change in diameter on a per-lesion basis, and with 12-month progression-free survival (PFS).

Official Title

Serial Ultrasound of Solid Tumor Lesions to Detect Early Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - 18 years of age or older - pathology-confirmed diagnosis of cancer - at least one solid tumor lesion greater than 1 cm in diameter (primary tumor and/or at metastatic site), amenable to ultrasound imaging - planned to be treated with ICI therapy (single agent or in combination with any other drug) - written informed consent. - prior use of any ICI is not necessarily excluded, and patients may be included with the approval of the Protocol Director Subjects may participate in the study more than once at the discretion of the Protocol Director, for example, if they receive different lines of treatment that all qualify for the study.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - known hypersensitivity to sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere or its components, such as polyethylene glycol (PEG) - any comorbid condition** that, in the opinion of the treating provider or the Protocol Directors, compromises the participant's ability to participate in the study


Alice C. Fan
Alice C. Fan
Medical oncologist, Genitourinary specialist
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Luyao Shen, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
Sunil Arani Reddy
Sunil Arani Reddy
Medical oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

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