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Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin in Treating Older Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2005
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: December 2006

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine and oxaliplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving capecitabine together with oxaliplatin works in treating older patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: capecitabine Drug: oxaliplatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial Assessing the Impact on the Activity of Daily Living of an Oral Chemotherapy by Capecitabine Associated With an Intravenous Chemotherapy by Oxaliplatin as First Line Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma of Patients Aged Over 70

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy in terms of stabilization or improvement by 1 point on Katz's Activities of Daily Living scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity
  • Percentage of patients who receive the first 3 treatment courses at a lower dose and the percentage of patients who receive all 6 treatment courses at both lower and higher doses
  • Efficacy as defined in RECIST criteria
  • Pharmacokinetics

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2003
Detailed Description:



  • Determine the efficacy of capecitabine and oxaliplatin as first-line treatment, as defined by stabilization or improvement by 1 point on Katz's Activities of Daily Living scale, in older patients with metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma.


  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the percentage of patients who receive the first 3 courses of this regimen (at lower doses) and the percentage of patients who receive all 6 courses of this regimen (at both lower and higher doses).
  • Determine efficacy of this regimen, as defined by RECIST criteria, in these patients.
  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, open-label, nonrandomized study.

Patients receive oral capecitabine* once daily on days 1-14 and oxaliplatin* IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

NOTE: *The doses of both capecitabine and oxaliplatin are increased in courses 4-6 in the absence of unacceptable toxicity

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of colorectal adenocarcinoma

    • Metastatic disease
  • Requires first-line therapy for metastatic disease



  • Over 70

Performance status

  • Katz's Activities of Daily Living scale < 6 (≤ 6 for patients ≥ 80 years of age)

Life expectancy

  • More than 3 months


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


  • AST and ALT < 2 times normal (5 times normal if due to hepatic metastases)
  • Bilirubin < 2 times normal (5 times normal if due to hepatic metastases)


  • Creatinine clearance > 30 mL/min


  • No clinical neuropathy


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • More than 6 months since prior adjuvant chemotherapy
  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00104689

Centre Regional Francois Baclesse
Caen, France, 14076
Marseille Institute of Cancer - Institut J. Paoli and I. Calmettes
Marseille, France, 13273
Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou
Paris, France, 75015
Polyclinique Francheville
Perigueux, France, 24004
Institut Jean Godinot
Reims, France, 51056
Centre Rene Huguenin
Saint Cloud, France, 92210
C.H. Senlis
Senlis, France, 60309
Institut Claudius Regaud
Toulouse, France, 31052
Institut Gustave Roussy
Villejuif, France, F-94805
Sponsors and Collaborators
OverallOfficial: Frederic Viret, MD Institut Paoli-Calmettes
  More Information

Viret F, Bugat R, Ducreux M, et al.: XELOX regimen in elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC), a FNCLCC French Collaborative Group GERICO 02 phase II study. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 25 (Suppl 18): A-19513, 708s, 2007. Identifier: NCT00104689     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000416120
Study First Received: March 3, 2005
Last Updated: July 23, 2008

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV colon cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
adenocarcinoma of the colon
adenocarcinoma of the rectum

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
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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