A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Xeloda (Capecitabine) in Elderly Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 11, 2007
Last updated: January 13, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

This 2 arm study will assess the efficacy and safety of Avastin in combination with Xeloda, compared with Xeloda alone, in elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients will be randomized to receive either Avastin (7.5mg/kg iv on day 1 of each 3 week cycle), in combination with Xeloda (1000mg/m2 po bid on days 1-14 of each 3 week cycle), or Xeloda (1000mg/m2 po bid on days 1-14 of each 3 week cycle) alone. The anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer
Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
Drug: Xeloda
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Effect of Avastin in Combination With Xeloda on Progression-free Survival in Elderly Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Best overall response, duration of response, time to response, overall survival. [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters, vital signs. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 281
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
7.5mg/kg iv on day 1 of each 3 week cycle
Drug: Xeloda
1000mg/m2 po bid on days 1-14 of each 3 week cycle
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Xeloda
1000mg/m2 po bid on days 1-14 of each 3 week cycle


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=70 years of age
  • cancer of the colon or rectum;
  • metastatic disease diagnosed <=6 months before enrolment;
  • >=1 measurable metastatic lesion.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • adjuvant anti-VEGF treatment;
  • prior chemotherapeutic treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer;
  • past or current history of other malignancies (with the exception of basal and squamous cell cancer of the skin, or in situ cancer of the cervix);
  • clinically significant cardiovascular disease;
  • current or recent daily use of aspirin (>325mg/day) or other NSAID, or full dose anticoagulants.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00484939

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00484939     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MO19286
Study First Received: June 11, 2007
Last Updated: January 13, 2014
Health Authority: Hungary: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors

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