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The overall incidence of liver metastases from gastric cancer is about 9.9%-18.7%. Gastric cancer has strong heterogeneity and rapid disease progression, and the prognosis of liver metastasis is poor. The 5-year survival rate of patients with liver metastases from gastric cancer is very low, making clinical treatment challenging. Thalidomide has immunomodulatory and anti-angiogenesis effects. It has been used in the treatment of multiple myeloma for more than 20 years, and there are many clinical studies in solid tumors. In recent years, thalidomide has been found to induce the degradation of IKAROS family transcription factors IKZF1 and IKZF3 in combination with CRBN. Therefore, it is very meaningful to explore the therapeutic value of thalidomide in advanced gastric cancer liver metastasis.


Clinical Trial Description

The overall incidence of liver metastases from gastric cancer is about 9.9%-18.7%. Gastric cancer has strong heterogeneity and rapid disease progression, and the prognosis of liver metastasis is poor. The 5-year survival rate of patients with liver metastases from gastric cancer is very low, making clinical treatment challenging. Although immune checkpoint inhibitors have been approved for third-line treatment of advanced gastric cancer, they are expensive and poorly accessible. For patients with poor economic conditions, combination therapy based on chemotherapy regimen or treatment regimen optimization may still be a relatively important direction. Thalidomide has immunomodulatory and anti-angiogenesis effects. It has been used in the treatment of multiple myeloma for more than 20 years, and there are many clinical studies in solid tumors. In recent years, thalidomide has been found to induce the degradation of IKAROS family transcription factors IKZF1 and IKZF3 in combination with CRBN. In addition, the sedative effect of thalidomide helps to improve patients' sleep. Thalidomide can also inhibit inflammatory factors such as TNF-α, thus improving appetite and increasing lean body weight in patients with cachexia. Its antiemetic effects can reduce gastrointestinal reactions to chemotherapeutic drugs in combined therapy. Thalidomide is also very cheap in China, which is suitable for patients on long-term maintenance treatment. Therefore, it is of great significance to explore the therapeutic value of thalidomide in liver metastasis of advanced gastric cancer. ;


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NCT number NCT05198856
Study type Interventional
Source Qilu Hospital of Shandong University
Contact Xiuwen Wang, MD. PhD
Phone +86 13791123979
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase Phase 1/Phase 2
Start date March 10, 2022
Completion date December 10, 2024