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A Phase 3 Trial of ALIMTA (LY231514, Pemetrexed) Plus GEMZAR Versus GEMZAR in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00035035
First Posted: May 3, 2002
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2006
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Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
  Purpose
Definition: This study will compare the drug GEMZAR to a combination of GEMZAR plus ALIMTA for the treatment of cancer of the pancreas. Patients may be able to participate in this study if they have cancer in their pancreas that cannot be removed by surgery OR that has spread to a new site in their body.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Neoplasms Metastases, Neoplasm Drug: GEMZAR Drug: ALIMTA Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Trial of ALIMTA (LY231514, Pemetrexed) Plus GEMZAR Versus GEMZAR in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas.

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  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pancreas cancer that cannot be removed by surgery OR that has spread to a new site in your body.
  • You must have one tumor that can be physically measured or scanned by the doctor.
  • You have not had any chemotherapy, immunotherapy, biologic therapy, or hormonal therapy for pancreas cancer, including 5-FU.
  • You cannot have any radiation for 4 weeks before starting this study, and you cannot have radiation to the whole pelvis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with any medication or device that has not been approved by regulatory agencies, like the FDA, at the time you enter the study.
  • Documentation that the cancer has spread to your brain.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • A second primary cancer.
  • Unable to stop aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (like ibuprofen) for 5-8 days.
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00035035


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00035035     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00049426
Other Study ID Numbers: 5148
H3E-MC-JMES
First Submitted: May 2, 2002
First Posted: May 3, 2002
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2006
Last Verified: July 2006

Keywords provided by Eli Lilly and Company:
Pancreas
Cancer
Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas
Alimta

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Pemetrexed
Pancrelipase
Pancreatin
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs