Docetaxel and Liposomal Doxorubicin Chemotherapy With Enoxaparin in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of the treatment combination of the commercially available chemotherapy drugs, docetaxel and liposomal doxorubicin, and a blood thinner Enoxaparin on pancreatic cancer. The main goal of the study is to find out if this combination chemotherapy and enoxaparin increases the number of individuals whose tumors shrink.
Drug: Liposomal Doxorubicin
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Docetaxel and Liposomal Doxorubicin (Doxil) Chemotherapy Combined With Enoxaparin in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer|
- Tumor response measured by CT scans after cycles 3 and 6
- Incidence of elevated D-Dimer measured by drawing D-Dimer levels every cycle
- Safety and effect of chemo regimen on D-Dimer measured by drawing D-Dimer levels every cycle
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2009|
The objective of the study is to determine the safety and efficacy of the combination of docetaxel and liposomal doxorubicin chemotherapy combined with enoxaparin in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Docetaxel (TAXOTERE) belongs to the group of anticancer drugs called mitotic inhibitors. Liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil) is an anthracycline, and is thought to prevent nucleic acid synthesis that is needed to make DNA. Enoxaparin (Lovenox) is an anticoagulant. We are interested in combining chemotherapy with the blood thinner enoxaparin because there is a scientific link between blood clotting and malignancy.
This research is being done to improve on currently available chemotherapy treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer. The main goal of the study is to find out if this combination chemotherapy and enoxaparin increases the number of individuals whose tumors shrink. Another purpose of this study is to find out how this study treatment effects blood clotting levels in individuals. We will also determine the incidence of elevated D-dimer and the effect of this regimen on the level of D-dimer, and collect safety data on this regimen.
|United States, Iowa|
|University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics|
|Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242|
|Principal Investigator:||Daniel J. Berg, MD||University of Iowa|