Glufosfamide With or Without Hydration in Treating Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 3, 2004
Last Update Posted : September 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Hydration with a saline solution may protect kidney cells from the side effects of chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of glufosfamide with or without hydration in treating patients who have pancreatic cancer that is metastatic or cannot be removed by surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: glufosfamide Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the activity of glufosfamide as determined by objective response in patients with metastatic or inoperable locally advanced pancreatic cancer. II. Determine the response rate in this patient population after this treatment. III. Determine the duration of objective response in these patients on this treatment. IV. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. V. Assess the impact of hydration on the toxicity profile of this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms: Arm I: Patients receive glufosfamide IV over 1 hour on day 1. Arm II: Patients receive glufosfamide as in arm I. Patients are hydrated with excess physiological saline solution 4 hours before and for 3 hours after treatment with glufosfamide. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with an objective complete response continue treatment for a maximum of 2 courses beyond confirmation of response. Patients are followed every 6 weeks until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 16-32 patients (8-16 per arm) will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 35 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Phase II Study on Glufosfamide Administered as a 60 Minute Infusion Every 3 Weeks in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Study Start Date : December 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2001

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic or inoperable locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma At least 1 target lesion accurately measurable in at least 1 dimension Longest diameter at least 20 mm with conventional techniques or at least 10 mm with spiral CT scan No symptomatic brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase and transaminases no greater than 2.5 times ULN (no greater than 5 times ULN for liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.7 mg/dL Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: Normal cardiac function No history of ischemic heart disease No history of congestive heart failure within the past 6 months Normal 12 lead electrocardiogram Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other prior or concurrent malignancy, except: Cone biopsied carcinoma of the cervix Adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer No unstable systemic disease No active uncontrolled infection No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study compliance

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent prophylactic filgrastim (G-CSF) No concurrent prophylactic growth factors Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for metastatic or advanced disease Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Concurrent radiotherapy allowed provided not all target lesions are in irradiated field Surgery: At least 2 weeks since prior major surgery Other: No other concurrent anticancer agents No other concurrent investigational therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005053

Herlev Hospital - University Hospital of Copenhagen
Herlev, Denmark, DK-2730
Centre Leon Berard
Lyon, France, 69373
CHU de la Timone
Marseille, France, 13385
Centre Eugene Marquis
Rennes, France, 35064
Centre Henri Becquerel
Rouen, France, 76038
Universitats-Krankenhaus Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, D-20246
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany, D-30625
Haemato-Onkologische Praxis und Tagesklinik
Munich, Germany, D-80639
Klinikum Nurnberg
Nuremberg, Germany, D-90419
University of Ioannina
Ioannina, Greece, GR-45110
Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 31096
Academisch Ziekenhuis der Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1117 MB
Inselspital, Bern
Bern, Switzerland, CH-3010
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
Lausanne, Switzerland, CH-1011
Kantonsspital - Saint Gallen
Saint Gallen, Switzerland, CH-9007
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Nicholas A. Pavlidis, MD University of Ioannina

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00005053     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-16994P
First Posted: May 3, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 24, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
stage III pancreatic cancer
recurrent pancreatic cancer
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
stage IV pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents