Real-World Evidence of Clinical Outcomes in Precision Radionuclide Oncology: The NIGHTCAP Study of 177Lu-PSMA in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Author(s): J. Harvey Turner*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 26 , Issue 31 , 2020

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A novel approach to current radiopharmaceutical study design to document the efficiency of 177Lu- PSMA-radioligand therapy of metastatic prostate cancer is described in a proposed prospective, real-time, realworld audit of a large patient population worldwide. The NIGHTCAP (National Investigators Global Harmonisation Theragnostics of Cancer of Prostate) Study will establish real-world evidence (RWE) of overall survival (OS) and quality of life (QoL) in patients undergoing routine 177Lu-PSMA-radioligand therapy on harmonised compassionate patient-usage protocols throughout the world. Such long-term efficiency data will be contrasted with the short-term randomised controlled trial (RCT) assessments of efficacy predicated upon surrogate markers of survival outcomes, such as progression-free survival (PFS). The shortcomings of RCT evaluation of the clinical benefit of new anticancer agents are detailed in this review, which advocates RWE to determine efficiency.

The real-time monitoring of QoL in the NIGHTCAP Study is independent of questionnaires, language differences, or oncologist bias, and relies upon individual patient self-assessment by choice of one of five emoji which best reflects their mood each day.

Keywords: Theragnostics, Real-world Data, efficiency, Lutetium-177-PSMA Radio-ligand Therapy, prostate cancer, NIGHTCAP Study.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 16 September, 2020
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DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200312141347
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