Maximum Tolerable Concentration of abnobaVISCUM Fraxini Intravesically in Patients With Superficial Bladder Cancer
Dose-Escalation-Study With abnobaVISCUM® Fraxini 2 (AVF2) as Intravesical Instillation in Patients With Superficial Bladder Cancer According to ICH/GCP (International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice) - Guidelines: a Phase Ib/IIa Study
  • Phase

    Phase 1/Phase 2
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Intervention/Treatment

    abnobaviscum ...
  • Study Participants

The aim of this phase Ib/IIa study is to investigate the maximum tolerable concentration of abnobaVISCUM® Fraxini for intravesical instillation in patients with superficial bladder cancer. Secondary objectives are the local and systemic tolerability, the influence on tumor remission and the influence on the one-year recurrence rate.
A dose-escalation-study according ICH/GCP (International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice) with different concentrations of abnobaVISCUM® Fraxini is conducted in two hospitals in Germany and Egypt. Patients with superficial bladder cancer TaG1/G2 or T1G1/G2 are enclosed after TUR-B (transurethral resection bladder). The tolerability of the different concentrations is assessed after weekly instillations into the urinary bladder for 6 weeks. A direct antitumoral effect is assessed on a single marker tumor left in the bladder after a complete TUR of all other lesions according a study design established by the EORTC-GENITO-URINARY GROUP (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer). A re-TUR is conducted after 12 weeks. Tumor response is measured by biopsy of the marker lesion and by cytology. Safety of the instillations is measured by analysis of adverse events, vital signs and clinical laboratory tests. After treatment of a cohort is finished a safety evaluation is conducted to decide about the increase to the next dosage.
Study Started
Jan 31
Primary Completion
Feb 29
Study Completion
Sep 30
Last Update
May 06

Drug abnobaVISCUM Fraxini

intravesical instillation 6 times, once weekly, in increasing dosages until dose-limiting-toxicity occurs

  • Other names: mistletoe extract, viscum album extract, abnobaVISCUM

Dose escalation Experimental

intravesical instillation of abnobaVISCUM Fraxini


Inclusion Criteria:

Patients with clinically proved superficial bladder cancer (Ta G1/G2 or T1G1/G2) 2 - 7 weeks before transurethral resection
Written informed consent for study participation and for documentation of disease data including further distribution of these data

Exclusion Criteria:

Muscle invasive bladder carcinoma and/or carcinoma in situ (CIS)
Intravesical instillation therapy within 6 months prior to study enrolment
Radiotherapy of the bladder prior to study enrolment
Contracted bladder (capacity less than 100 ml)
Non treated acute or chronic urinary tract infection
Allergy against mistletoe extract preparations
Subvesical obstructions (e. g. prostate hyperplasia, urethral stenosis, residual urine volume more than 80 ml)
Severe illnesses and circumstances not permitting study participation (e. g. alcoholism or substance abuse)
Pregnancy or lactation (pregnancy test if required) as well as women without sufficient contraception
Participation in another clinical study within 30 days prior to this study
Administration of immunotherapeutic and/or cytostatic drugs within 4 weeks prior to study enrolment
Chronic progressive infections (e. g. tuberculosis)
Pre-treatment with mistletoe extracts/mistletoe lectins
No Results Posted