Irreversible Electroporation(IRE) For Unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms

Fuda Cancer Hospital, Guangzhou (Other)
Overall Status
Completed ID
Actual Duration (Months)
Patients Per Site Per Month

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) for unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms.

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
  • Procedure: rreversible electroporation (IRE)
  • Device: NanoKnife

Detailed Description

By enrolling patients with unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms adapted to enrolled criteria, this study will document for the first time the safety and the short and long term efficacy of percutaneous IRE for unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms.

Study Design

Study Type:
Actual Enrollment :
30 participants
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
Irreversible Electroporation(IRE) For Unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms: Phase I and Phase II Clinical Trial
Actual Study Start Date :
Jan 1, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date :
Dec 1, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date :
Jan 1, 2021

Arms and Interventions

Experimental: IRE Group

irreversible electroporation for Unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms

Procedure: rreversible electroporation (IRE)
Irreversible Electroportion For Unresectable Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms guide with ultrasound or/and CT.
Other Names:
  • NanoKnife
  • Device: NanoKnife

    No Intervention: Control

    The patients without treatment

    Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. Number of participants with Adverse events [6 month]

    Secondary Outcome Measures

    1. Percentage of lesions that show no sign of recurrence 12 months after IRE [12 months]

    2. Voltage (A minimum and maximum range of voltage for safe and effective IRE) [3 months]

      A minimum and maximum range of voltage for safe and effective IRE will be

    3. Progress free disease (PFS) [12 months]

    4. Overall survival (OS) [36 months]

      Patients will be followed for 36 months after IRE for OS analyzed.

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    N/A and Older
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Neoplasms diagnosed by positive biopsy or non-invasive criteria,

    • Not suitable for surgical resection,

    • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score of 0-1,

    • A prothrombin time ratio > 50%,

    • Platelet count > 80x10^9/L,

    • Ability of patient to stop anticoagulant and anti-platelet therapy for seven days prior to and seven days post NanoKnife procedure,

    • Able to comprehend and willing to sign the written informed consent form (ICF),

    • Have a life expectancy of at least 3 months.

    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Cardiac insufficiency, ongoing coronary artery disease or arrhythmia,

    • Any active implanted device (eg Pacemaker),

    • Women who are pregnant or women of child-bearing potential who are not using an acceptable method of contraception,

    • Have received treatment with an investigational agent/ procedure within 30 days prior to treatment with the NanoKnife™ LEDC System,

    • Are in the opinion of the Investigator unable to comply with the visit schedule and protocol evaluations.

    Contacts and Locations


    SiteCityStateCountryPostal Code
    1Biological treatment center in Fuda cancer hospitalGuangzhouGuangdongChina510000

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • Fuda Cancer Hospital, Guangzhou


    • Study Chair: Lizhi Niu, PhD, Fuda Cancer Hospital

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    Fuda Cancer Hospital, Guangzhou Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • pelvis ureter Neoplasms-IRE-01
    First Posted:
    Apr 30, 2015
    Last Update Posted:
    Sep 5, 2021
    Last Verified:
    Jun 1, 2019
    Keywords provided by Fuda Cancer Hospital, Guangzhou
    Additional relevant MeSH terms:

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Sep 5, 2021