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Current Australian Clinical Trials related to Neuroendocrine Cancers

Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) Related Trials 
Lutetium-177 OPS-201 for Progressive Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumours

Official Title:      An International, Multicenter, Open-label Study to Evaluate Safety, Tolerability, Biodistribution, Dosimetry and Preliminary Efficacy of 177Lu-OPS201 for the Therapy of Somatostatin Receptor-positive Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)

The purpose of this clinical phase I/II study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of 177Lu-OPS201 used for the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Secondary objectives of this study are the assessment of biodistribution, dosimetry and preliminary efficacy of 177Lu-OPS201.

Contact for trial:
Theranostics Australia +618 9091 1081 or email

For more information on this trial, please click here

COMPETE Phase III clinical trial

This trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of Targeted Radionuclide Therapy with 177Lu-Edotreotide / Solucin® in patients with neuroendocrine tumors of gastroenteric or pancreatic origin (GEP-NET). The study evaluates the safety and efficacy of the targeted radiopharmaceutical Solucin® (n.c.a. 177Lu-Edotreotide) in comparison to standard therapy with Everolimus. The technique of Targeted Radionuclide Therapy works by injecting the radio-conjugate into the patient’s body where it accumulates at the affected organs or lesions. The highly precise localization of the radioactivity ensures that healthy tissue in the surroundings of the targeted tumor is minimally affected. The primary end point of this phase III study is to confirm improved patient survival rates without advancing tumor growth (progression-free survival). Secondary endpoints include overall survival (OS), parameters of morphological and functional tumor response, safety and health-related quality of life (HRQL). The study will be conducted simultaneously in 11 countries at over 33 sites.  

Australian sites recruiting:
VIC - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
NSW - Royal North Shore Hospital

For further details on this trial click here.


Metastatic Liver NETs

 A phase 1 Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Effectiveness of PV-10 Chemoablation of Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET) Metastatic to the Liver (protocol PV-10-NET-01) is open for recruitment.

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of PV-10 in treating patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) that have metastasized (spread) to the liver that cannot be treated with standard therapies such as surgery. To assess effectiveness of this treatment, information will be collected to see if common symptoms associated with NETs (e.g flushing or diarrhoea) can be reduced and whether the chemicals secreted by NET tumours are similarly reduced. If you have a NET which has spread to the liver, ask your doctor if you may be eligible to participate.

Trial Contact: Prof Tim Price - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital 

Further trial details click here 


Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)

Trial Name : Avelumab in Subjects With Merkel Cell Carcinoma (JAVELIN Merkel 200)

Official Title:      A Phase II, Open-Label, Multicenter Trial to Investigate the Clinical Activity and Safety of Avelumab (MSB0010718C) in Subjects With Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Australian Sites Recruting:  

      VIC:    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - Dr Sandhu
      NSW: Royal North Shore Hospital - Dr Guminski
                Port Macquarie Hospital - Dr Begbie QLD: PAH, Dr Atkinson
      QLD: Saint John of God (Subiaco) - Dr van Hagen

For more information on this trial please click here


Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (NEC)

Title: A Randomised Phase II Study Of nab-paclitaxel In Combination With Carboplatin As 
First Line Treatment Of Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Carcinomas (NABNEC Study)

Scientific Title: A phase II study to establish if carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel combination is an effective and tolerable chemotherapy treatment for grade 3 advanced gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Carcinomas.

The primary purpose of this trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of carboplatin plus nab-paclitaxel in comparison with carboplatin plus etoposide chemotherapy for the treatment of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs).

Contact person for trial: 
Dr Mustafa Khasraw
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre The University of Sydney Locked Bag 77 Camperdown NSW 1450
+61 2 9562 5000  

For more information on this trial click here .To watch a short video see below:

Mid Gut NETs (mNETS) and Pancreatic NETs (pNETs)

Title: CONTROL NETs - Capecitabine ON Temozolomide Radionuclide therapy Octreotate Lutetium177 NeuroEndocrine Tumors Study

The ultimate goal of CONTROL NETs is to improve outcomes for patients with advanced GI/2 NETs. The primary endpoint is progression free survival (PFS).  Secondary endpoints include objective tumour response rate (OTRR), overall survival (OS,) safety, resource utilization and quality of life (QoL). 

Contact person for trial: 
CONTROL NETs Trial Coordinator
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre The University of Sydney Locked Bag 77 Camperdown NSW 1450
p: +61 2 9562 5000 


Click here for more information on CONTROL NETs 


Gastroenteric and Pancreatic NETs (GEP-NET)

Title: Efficacy and Safety of 177Lu-edotreotide PRRT in GEP-NET Patients (COMPETE)

Summary: The purpose of the Phase III study is to evaluate efficacy and safety of Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) with 177Lu-Edotreotide compared to targeted molecular therapy with Everolimus in patients with inoperable, progressive, somatostatin receptor-positive (SSTR+), neuroendocrine tumours of gastroenteric or pancreatic origin (GEP-NET).

Contact person for trial:
Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

For more information on this trial please click here.