Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 27, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of irinotecan in treating patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride Procedure: surgical procedure Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the clinical usefulness of preoperative irinotecan in patients with high risk, technically resectable metastatic colorectal cancer that is refractory to fluorouracil. II. Evaluate prospectively the relationship between expression of selected molecular determinants of response and clinical responsiveness to irinotecan in these patients. III. Determine the effect of treatment with irinotecan on the expression of putative response determinants in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open label study. Patients receive irinotecan IV over 90 minutes weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. Course repeats every 6 weeks. After 2 courses, CT scan is obtained and patients showing evidence of disease that is still amenable to surgical resection undergo surgery. Approximately 4-8 weeks after surgical resection, patients receive 3 additional courses of irinotecan in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for years 3 and 4.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued into this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Preoperative Irinotecan (CPT-11) in Patients With High-Risk Resectable Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Study Start Date : June 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2001

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed technically resectable metastatic colorectal cancer that is high risk for relapse Must meet one of the following criteria: Metastatic colorectal cancer confined to liver plus portal lymph nodes Recurrent metastatic colorectal cancer confined to liver after first hepatic resection Metastatic colorectal cancer confined to lung plus liver Metastatic colorectal cancer confined to liver with MSKCC risk factor score greater than 4 Metastatic colorectal cancer confined to lung, with either greater than 1 nodule and/or less than 3 years disease free survival Metastatic colorectal cancer confined to ovary Metastatic colorectal cancer confined to a single intraabdominal lymph node Must have failed fluorouracil-based chemotherapy for metastatic disease, received fluorouracil-based chemotherapy in adjuvant setting, have tumor with measured thymidylate synthase level greater than 4.0, or have lung metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction in the last 6 months Other: No other prior malignancy in the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No active or uncontrolled infection No psychiatric or other disorders No other concurrent disease that would preclude entry into this study Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior irinotecan or other camptothecins Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003544

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Leonard B. Saltz, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00003544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-057
CDR0000066598 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 27, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
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
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action