Bi-Weekly Docetaxel Plus 24-Hour Infusion of High-Dose 5-Fluorouracil / Leucovorin (HDFL) for Inoperable Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer
The primary objective is to determine the tumor response rate of bi-weekly docetaxel plus 24-hour infusion of high-dose 5-FU/leucovorin chemotherapy for patients with inoperable advanced gastric cancer.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Bi-Weekly Docetaxel Plus 24-Hour Infusion of High-Dose 5-Fluorouracil / Leucovorin (HDFL) for Inoperable Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer|
- tumor response rate
- clinical benefit response, toxicities, quality of life, time to disease progression, overall survival
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2005|
Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in Taiwan. We have previously demonstrated that weekly 24-hour infusion of high-dose 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin is an effective and well-tolerated regimen for patients with advanced gastric cancer. Our in vitro and clinical studies suggested that long (24 hours or more) infusion of 5-FU/leucovorin may, compared with the conventional bolus regimens, enhance its anti-tumor activity in gastric cancer by prolonging suppression of thymidylate synthase, the target enzyme of 5-FU cytotoxicity. Docetaxel, a mitotic inhibitor, has good single-agent activity against gastric cancer, with a tumor response rate around 20 to 24%. Preliminary clinical data indicate that a biweekly administration of docetaxel will reduce the incidence of neutropenia and asthenia, two most bothersome side effects of tri-weekly and weekly docetaxel, respectively, while maintaining its anti-tumor activity. This phase II trial is designed to test the efficacy and toxicity of biweekly docetaxel and 24-hour infusion of high-dose 5-FU/leucovorin as first-line therapy for patients with inoperable advanced gastric cancer.
|Department of Oncology, Nationa Taiwan University Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Ann-Lii Cheng||Department of Oncology , National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Ann-Lii Cheng||Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital|