Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Advanced Esophageal Cancer or Stomach Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00040859
First received: July 8, 2002
Last updated: August 17, 2010
Last verified: August 2007
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining oxaliplatin with capecitabine in treating patients who have advanced esophageal cancer or stomach cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Esophageal Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Drug: capecitabine
Drug: oxaliplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine in Patients With Measurable Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus, Gastroesophageal Junction, and Gastric Cardia

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective tumor response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to progression [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Quality of life [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Study Start Date: September 2002
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • Determine the objective tumor response rate of patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, or gastric cardia treated with oxaliplatin and capecitabine.

Secondary

  • Determine the time to progression and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
  • Assess the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours on day 1 and oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with complete response (CR) receive 2 additional courses after CR.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then every 3 weeks (prior to each course of chemotherapy).

Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 44 patients will be accrued for this study within 26 months.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, or gastric cardia for which no potentially curative or significant palliative therapy exists

    • Unresectable disease
    • Gastric cardia is defined as no more than 5 cm from the gastroesophageal junction into the stomach
  • Measurable disease
  • No known CNS metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 12 weeks

Hematopoietic:

  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST no greater than 3 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times ULN

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN
  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min

Cardiovascular:

  • No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease

Other:

  • Able to swallow capecitabine
  • No unresolved gastrointestinal bleeding
  • No uncontrolled infection
  • No chronic debilitating disease
  • No peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or greater
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or adequately treated noninvasive carcinoma
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • No prior immunotherapy or biological therapy for recurrent or metastatic disease
  • No concurrent biologic agents

Chemotherapy:

  • No prior chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease
  • Prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy (including combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy) allowed
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • See Chemotherapy
  • No prior radiotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease
  • No prior radiotherapy to more than 25% of the bone marrow
  • Prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant radiotherapy allowed
  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy

Surgery:

  • More than 4 weeks since prior abdominal exploration with surgical resection
  • More than 3 weeks since prior abdominal exploration without surgical resection

Other:

  • No concurrent oral cryotherapy during oxaliplatin administration
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00040859

Locations
United States, Iowa
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51104
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology Associates, LLP
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51104
United States, South Dakota
Avera Cancer Institute
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105
Medical X-Ray Center, PC
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105
Sanford Cancer Center at Sanford USD Medical Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57117-5039
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Aminah Jatoi, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00040859     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069413, NCCTG-N0149
Study First Received: July 8, 2002
Last Updated: August 17, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV gastric cancer
recurrent gastric cancer
stage III esophageal cancer
stage IV esophageal cancer
recurrent esophageal cancer
adenocarcinoma of the stomach
adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adenocarcinoma
Stomach Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Esophageal Diseases
Capecitabine
Oxaliplatin
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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