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Pemetrexed Plus a Comparator Versus a Combination of 2 Comparators in First-Line Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00079872
First Posted: March 19, 2004
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2007
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Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
  Purpose

In this study, patients will receive either pemetrexed plus irinotecan or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), leucovorin, and irinotecan.

The purposes of this study are to determine:

  • How pemetrexed plus irinotecan compares with 5-FU, leucovorin, and irinotecan in terms of efficacy.
  • The safety of pemetrexed plus irinotecan and any side effects that might be associated with it as compared with 5-FU, leucovorin, and irinotecan.
  • Whether pemetrexed can help patients with colorectal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: Pemetrexed Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase 2 Trial of ALIMTA Plus a Comparator Versus Leucovorin Modulated Fluorouracil Plus a Comparator in First Line Treatment of Locally Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective is to compare the antitumor activity of pemetrexed plus a comparator with that of leucovorin modulated 5 FU plus a comparator as measured by tumor response rate for patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary objectives of the study are as follows:
  • to assess the following time to event efficacy endpoints for patients in both treatment arms:
  • overall survival
  • progression free survival
  • duration of response
  • to characterize the quantitative and qualitative toxicities of both treatment arms in this patient population

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2006
  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:

The patient must have:

  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum.
  • Performance status of 0 to 2 on the ECOG Performance Status Scale.
  • Standard postoperative adjuvant radiation therapy for rectal cancer is allowed.
  • Locally advanced or metastatic disease.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

The patient must not have:

  • Received prior chemotherapy for advanced disease. Prior adjuvant therapy, including 5-FU, is allowed if it has been more than 12 months since the last treatment.
  • Received prior treatment with irinotecan in the adjuvant setting.
  • Are unable to take vitamin B12 or folic acid.
  • Are unable to interrupt aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or COX-2 inhibitors for a 5-day period.
  • Have a second primary malignancy except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or nonmelanomatous skin cancer, unless that prior malignancy was diagnosed and definitively treated at least 5 years previously with no subsequent evidence of recurrence.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00079872


Locations
Australia, Victoria
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
NSW, QLD, South Australia, Victoria, Australia
Australia
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Woodville, Australia
Germany
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Greece
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Krete, Greece
Netherlands
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spain
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Sevilla, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00079872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2929
H3E-MC-JMAZ
First Submitted: March 17, 2004
First Posted: March 19, 2004
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Pemetrexed
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors