Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 9, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
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Brief Summary:

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 trimetrexate glucuronate, fluorouracil, and leucovorin in treating patients with recurrent or metastatic colorectal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: fluorouracil Drug: leucovorin calcium Drug: trimetrexate glucuronate Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate tumor response and duration, one-year progression-free survival, and one-year overall survival in patients with recurrent or metastatic colorectal carcinoma when treated with trimetrexate glucuronate, fluorouracil, and leucovorin calcium.

OUTLINE: Patients receive trimetrexate glucuronate (TMTX) IV over 1 hour on day 1. Beginning 18 hours after the TMTX dosage, patients receive leucovorin calcium (CF) IV over 2 hours. Immediately after the completion of the CF infusion, patients receive an IV bolus injection of fluorouracil (5-FU). Beginning 4 hours after the 5-FU infusion, patients receive oral CF every 6 hours for 6 doses. Treatment repeats every 14 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity or as long as the disease remains inoperable. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 15 months.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Trimetrexate (Neutrexin), 5-Fluorouracil and Leucovorin in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Study Start Date : December 1997
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed colorectal carcinoma Inoperable advanced recurrent or metastatic disease Measurable disease outside previously irradiated area No CNS metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 74 Performance status: WHO 0-1 Life expectancy: More than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 4,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.25 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT less than 1.25 times ULN Albumin greater than 3.5 g/dL Renal: Creatinine clearance greater than 70 mL/min Cardiovascular: No history of congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, active ischemic heart disease, or uncontrolled hypertension Other: No weight loss more than 10% in the last 2 months No other prior malignancy except curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or non-melanoma skin cancer No history of alcohol abuse No uncontrolled medical or psychiatric disease Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent filgrastim (G-CSF) Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for advanced disease Recovered from prior adjuvant therapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior radiotherapy for advanced disease Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No other concurrent therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003446

Grupo Oncologico Cooperativo del Sur
Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Grupo Oncologico Cooperativo del Sur
Study Chair: Juan Eduardo Perez, MD Grupo Oncologico Cooperativo del Sur Identifier: NCT00003446     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GOCS-12-CR-97
CDR0000066475 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 9, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: September 2001

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV colon cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
recurrent colon cancer
recurrent rectal cancer

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
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists
Enzyme Inhibitors