Update 2022: Trial complete. Results:
The final results of this trial were presented at ASCO 2022 where it was concluded as follows:
“CONTROL NETs is the first randomized trial to demonstrate efficacy for PRRT in pNETs, in addition to a standard of care. Extended follow up confirms durable CAPTEM/PRRT activity, with superior PFS in pNETs. Late haematologic toxicity was seen in both mNET PRRT arms but was not higher with additional CAPTEM. The activity of CAPTEM/PRRT in pNETs should be tested in the phase III setting” – click here to read the abstract.
Combination treatments are common in chemotherapy, but this trial was different as it effectively combined the use of different therapies both with their own toxicity risks, albeit low in each therapy type. The use of PRRT and chemo (in particular CAPTEM) or ‘PRCRT’. The attached video is a presentation by Dr Michael Hofman who I see regularly on twitter posting some very interesting stuff. He’s a great advocate for NET patients. The video will explain in some detail how the treatment is thought to work together.
‘CONTROLNETS’ involving PRRT and CAPTEM. The clinical trial document read here: CLICK HERE.
Similar initiatives (click the title to read):
2021. Capecitabine-Temozolomide in Advanced Grade 2 and Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: Benefits of Chemotherapy in Neuroendocrine Neoplasms with Significant 18FDG Uptake – PubMed (nih.gov)
2021. Long-term outcome of “Sandwich” chemo-PRRT: a novel treatment strategy for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors with both FDG- and SSTR-avid aggressive disease | SpringerLink
2021. Combination Therapies with PRRT – PMC (nih.gov)
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