Lapatinib and Capecitabine for Second Line Treatment of Pancreas Cancer
Patients are being asked to participate in this study who have locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (cancer of the pancreas that has spread to another part of the body) that has gotten worse after first-line chemotherapy.
The purpose of this study is to see if the drugs, Capecitabine and Lapatinib (two chemotherapy agents), prolong survival and improve quality of life as compared to supportive care alone.
Lapatinib in combination with a drug called capecitabine, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. It has not yet been approved to treat this type of cancer. Both of these drugs are pills.
This research is being done because it is not known if the combination of Capecitabine and Lapatinib is better than supportive care alone for pancreatic cancer.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Lapatinib and Capecitabine in 2nd Line Treatment of Locally Advanced/Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer|
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Clinical benefit response [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Objective Response [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Adverse events [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Lapatinib and Capecitabine
Drug: Lapatinib and Capecitabine
Lapatinib 1250-mg PO daily one hour before or after meals Capecitabine 1000 mg/m2 PO twice daily on days 1-14 of 21-day cycle for a total of 8 cycles
This is an open-label single-arm Phase II trial for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who have failed first line Gemcitabine-based therapy. Patients will be treated with a combination of Capecitabine and Lapatinib, a dual tyrosine-kinase inhibitor of EGFR and HER-2.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00881621
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Georgetown University Medical Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007|
|Principal Investigator:||Ruth He, MD, PhD||Georgetown University|