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Ngo C.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Samuels S.,Netherlands Cancer Institute | Bagrintseva K.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Slocker A.,Institute Gustave Roussy IGR | And 14 more authors.
BMC Cancer | Year: 2015

Background: Cervical cancer (CC) is -second to breast cancer- a dominant cause of gynecological cancer-related deaths worldwide. CC tumor biopsies and blood samples are of easy access and vital for the development of future precision medicine strategies. Design: BIO-RAIDs is a prospective multicenter European study, presently recruiting patients in 6 EU countries. Tumor and liquid biopsies from patients with previously non-treated cervical cancer (stages IB2-IV) are collected at defined time points. Patients receive standard primary treatment according to the stage of their disease. 700 patients are planned to be enrolled. The main objectives are the discovery of -dominant molecular alterations, -signalling pathway activation, and -tumor micro-environment patterns that may predict response or resistance to treatment. An exhaustive molecular analysis is performed using 1° Next generation sequencing, 2° Reverse phase protein arrays and 3° Immuno-histochemistry. Discussion: The clinical study BIO-RAIDs is activated in all planned countries, 170 patients have been recruited till now. This study will make an important contribution towards precision medicine treatments in cervical cancer. The results will support the development of clinical practice guidelines for cervical cancer patients to improve their prognosis and their quality of life. Trial registration: Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02428842 , registered 10 February 2015. © 2015 Ngo et al.

PubMed | Hanover Clinical Trial Center GmbH
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz | Year: 2011

Novel therapies, e.g., cell and gene therapy or tissue engineering, are summarized in the European Union as advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). In terms of composition and product properties, ATMPs are highly complex, and given their multiple potential actions they are subject to continuously developing regulatory requirements. Due to promising basic research findings, there are high expectations by the society toward the therapeutic potential of ATMPs. It is of utmost importance to develop a scientifically sound preclinical and clinical development plan before entering into the first clinical trial. Due to the complex features of ATMPs, this development plan should be discussed early with the regulatory authorities to define the specifics and challenges of each individual product. For planning as well as operational realization of the initial clinical trial involving ATMPs, specific requirements that need to be addressed are discussed in this paper.

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