Welcome to the AHPBA Pancreatic Registry (IRE/Nano-knife) project. The purpose of this study is to confirm the quality, safety and effectiveness of pancreatic cancer treatment with irreversible electroporation.

AHPBA Pancreatic Registry Application

Primary Study Objective(s):

To provide insight in treatment selection and treatment outcome of Pancreatic IRE in order to develop an evidence base such that physicians can provide the best possible care to patients with Pancreatic cancer requiring surgical intervention.

Secondary Study Objective(s):

To provide data on adverse events and complications related to IRE treatment.

The AHPBA will be responsible for data collection and will periodically audit the data for quality assurance purposes. The AHPBA will review outcomes reported by each participating Research Institution and if outcomes are in the lower percentile, the investigators will be offered support to analyze the reasons for the suboptimal outcomes and may seek support to improve outcomes. The participating Research Institutions will receive a certificate annually that acknowledges their participation in the Research Project.

Goal and Aims of Registry?

The Specific Aims are:

Gain a better understanding of the uses of ablation in the treatment of unresectable soft tissue pancreatic tumors.

Understand the limitations, concerns, and complications that earlier users of ablation in the treatment of unresectable soft tissue pancreatic tumors.

Create a multi-institutional group that will both enroll in this registry study, but more importantly enroll in future, prospective ablation in the treatments of unresectable soft tissue pancreatic tumors studies. Any patient undergoing a soft tissue ablation may be included in this study.  To confirm, you will always own your data and the registry will be used as data storage until you release your data for evaluation on a project-by-project basis.

What Patients are Eligible?

Any patient to which the treating physician believes that ablation of their soft tissue would be feasible in the care of their disease.

Patients who can be followed and can provide outcome data to achieve the Goals and Aims of the Registry.

To participate, the only thing we need to obtain from your site is a regulatory approval letter stating that it is acceptable to collaborate with your patients de-identified data (sample data collection protocol is attached) and that you will be consenting your patients to this data collaboration (The Registry).

Case report forms/ data collection sheets are attached  The data entry will be web based. All treatments must be entered—not just the first treatment. All follow up—up to 2 years or until death of patient—must be entered. Common follow up is every 3-4 months for first year and every 6 months for second year. In order to ensure data accuracy we require that, for the first 5 patients entered, the data sheets and their supporting documentation (de-identified labs, treatment dictation, etc.) be sent to us so we can make sure the data entry is correct and complete (e.g., lesion dimensions, measures of response or progression, etc.).

How Do Centers Get Involved?

To register for participation in this study, we need the following three documents:

To begin the registration process, please click on the link below:

AHPBA Pancreatic Registry Application

For additional information, please contact:
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Telephone: 913.402.7102
Email: ahpba@lp-etc.com
Web: www.ahpba.org