ncRNAs in Exosomes of Cholangiocarcinoma
Exosomes-derived ncRNAs As Biomarkers In Cholangiocarcinoma Patients
Exosomes are part of extracellular vesicles(EVs), and can be secreted into the environment by many types of cells. It has been demonstrated that the content and function of exosomes depends on the originating cell and the conditions under which they are produced.Exosomes contain proteins,RNAs and lipid,which may transfer biological information and activities from donor cells to receptor cells. Non-coding RNAs are involved in many biological activities including tumor growth and metastasis. In this prospective translational study, preclinical and clinical phases have been designed. On the first step, the main goal is to characterize the ncRNAs of cholangiocarcinoma derived exosomes. This exosome biomarker may provide a useful diagnostic tool. As a second step, the study will evaluate the prognostic and predictive value of cholangiocarcinoma exosomes levels in plasma in a prospectively recruited cohort of cholangiocarcinoma patients before and after surgical resection.
Observational [Patient Registry]
Characterization of the ncRNAs
Study Arms / Comparison Groups
Description: cholangiocarcinoma patients without any anti-cancer therapy
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May 1, 2017
March 31, 2020
Primary Completion Date
March 31, 2020
Inclusion Criteria: - 1.Provide signed informed consent. The subject is capable of understanding and complying with parameters as outlined in the protocol and able to sign informed consent, approved by the Independent Ethic Committee (IEC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the initiation of any study-specific procedures. 2.Men or women aged >= 18 years. 3.Histology- or imaging-confirmed bile duct stricture. 4.Metastatic disease or locally advanced disease not amenable to curative surgery. 5.Radiographically assessable, non-measurable disease or measurable disease as per RECIST criteria. 6.Life expectancy of at least 8 weeks from the time of enrollment. 7.No other malignancy within the past 5 years. 8.No prior chemotherapy for advanced disease. Exclusion Criteria: - 1.Pregnant or lactating females. 2.Significant neurological or psychiatric disorders (psychotic disorders, dementia or seizures) that would prohibit the understanding and giving of informed consent. 3.Active Hepatitis B or C or history of an HIV infection. 4.Active uncontrolled infection.
18 Years - N/A
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Lin Miao, MD, 086-25-58509932, [email protected]
The Second Hospital of Nanjing Medical University
Lin Miao, MD, Principal Investigator, Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University