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A Study of ABC294640 (Yeliva ®) Alone and in Combination With Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate in Treatment of Patients With Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma

ABC-108 is a single-arm Phase IIA clinical study of ABC294640 (Yeliva ®, opaganib) alone and in combination with hydroxychloroquine sulfate (HCQ) in the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). In Part 1 of this clinical study, all participants will be receiving ABC294640 and in Part 2 all participants will be receiving ABC294640 and HCQ to explore the drugs activity signal in CCA. The study drug, ABC294640 is an orally available inhibitor of the enzyme sphingosine kinase-2 (SK2). SK2 is an innovative target for anti-cancer therapy because of its critical role in sphingolipid metabolism, which is known to regulate tumor cell death and proliferation. ABC294640 also inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of cholangiocarcinoma cell lines. Furthermore, in a recent Phase I trial, ABC294640 demonstrated clinical activity in CCA patients. HCQ, is an orally available, FDA approved therapy for the treatment of malaria as well as discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also known as an inhibitor of autophagy, a pro-survival mechanism utilized by many cancers. Evidence indicates that inhibition of autophagy can increase the therapeutic activity of ABC294640 in CCA. In Part 1 of this study, ABC294640 will be continuously administrated orally, twice a day, in 28 day cycles. In Part 2, ABC294640 and HCQ will be continuously administrated orally (the safe and tolerable will be determined in the study) in 28 day cycles. Administration of drug/s in both parts of the study will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity or voluntary withdrawal initiated by the participants or physician.

Start: March 2018
Evaluation of MRI Sequences for Ultra-rapid Acquisition of Bile Ducts Images

The Institute of Imaged-Guided Surgery (IHU Strasbourg) has two clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, one with a 3T (3 Teslas) magnetic field used for diagnosis, the other with a magnetic field of 1,5T (1,5 Teslas) used for the interventional (Pre / per / postoperative). The reference for the visualization of the biliary and pancreatic ducts is a relatively long sequence that needs a breathing-synchronized acquisition leading to artefacts on the images (blur effect). In order to reduce and/or standardize the acquisition time as well as to limit artefacts, accelerated sequences are developed. Such sequence is available in France recently in the form of WIP Siemens (Work In Progress: sequence in test phase at manufacturer to be marketed in the short or medium term on clinical machines). It incorporates a Compressed Sensing (CS) acquisition scheme allowing the acquisition of a 3D (3 dimensions) sequence similar to the usual sequence by drastically reducing the acquisition time, the sequence CS-SPACE. This sequence exists in two forms: An ultra-rapid sequence acquired in apnea An accelerated sequence but remaining synchronized with the breath. The study carried out here on a large number of patients, with two different magnetic fields, applied routinely for diagnosis or anticipation of surgery, could be used by the community of radiologists, hepatogastroenterologists and also digestive surgeons Hepatobiliary.

Start: February 2019