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Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00026403
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  Purpose

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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy plus radiation therapy in treating patients who have locally advanced pancreatic cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: cisplatin Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Gemcitabine, Cisplatin and Radiation Therapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • overall survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: September 2001
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: radiotherapy + gemcitabine + cisplatin

Patients undergo radiotherapy once daily five days a week for 5.5 weeks. Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes followed by cisplatin IV over 1 hour twice a week for the first 3 weeks of radiotherapy. Beginning 4 weeks after the completion of radiotherapy, patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a total of 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at completion of radiotherapy, at completion of chemotherapy, and 3 months after completion of therapy.

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

Drug: cisplatin Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Radiation: radiation therapy

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the efficacy of gemcitabine, cisplatin, and radiotherapy, in terms of 1-year survival, in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo radiotherapy once daily five days a week for 5.5 weeks. Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes followed by cisplatin IV over 1 hour twice a week for the first 3 weeks of radiotherapy. Beginning 4 weeks after the completion of radiotherapy, patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a total of 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at completion of radiotherapy, at completion of chemotherapy, and 3 months after completion of therapy.

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

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-47 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-28 months.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • No cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas or pancreatic tumors of neuroendocrine origin
  • Prior subtotal resection or gross residual disease

    • No microscopic residual disease only
  • No metastatic disease outside of planned study radiotherapy field

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

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

Hepatic:

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

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • Able to maintain adequate oral nutrition
  • No significant infection
  • No other medical condition that would preclude study
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except non-melanoma skin cancer
  • No significant nausea or vomiting

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • No prior or concurrent biologic therapy

Chemotherapy:

  • No prior chemotherapy
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior radiotherapy that would overlap planned study radiotherapy fields

Surgery:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 21 days since prior laparotomy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00026403


  Show 26 Study Locations
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Michael G. Haddock, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Publications:
Haddock MG, Swaminathan R, Alberts SR, et al.: Gemcitabine (Gem), cisplatin (Cis) and radiation therapy (RT) for patients with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma (ACA): a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) phase II study. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 22 (Suppl 14): A-4121, 343s, 2004.

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00026403     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCTG-N9942
NCI-2012-02426 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trials Reporting System) )
CDR0000069026 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Submitted: November 9, 2001
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
stage III pancreatic cancer
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
stage IV pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Cisplatin
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs