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A Study of Preoperative Radiation Therapy and Capecitabine in Locally Advanced Rectal 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 August 2011 by AHS Cancer Control Alberta.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: July 20, 2005
Last updated: January 18, 2012
Last verified: August 2011
The purpose of this trial is to study the efficacy of preoperative radiation therapy and capecitabine in locally advanced rectal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rectal Cancer
Neoplasm Metastasis
Drug: Capecitabine
Procedure: Pelvic radiation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of Preoperative Radiation Therapy and Capecitabine (an Oral Fluoropyrimidine Carbamate) in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • safety
  • response

Estimated Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: January 2002
Detailed Description:
The purpose of this trial is to study the efficacy of preoperative radiation therapy and capecitabine in locally advanced rectal cancer.

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biopsy - proven rectal cancer
  • Transmural rectal wall invasion
  • Karnofsky performance status >70
  • Normal bone marrow, liver and kidney function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Distant metastases
  • Prior pelvic radiation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Severe ischemic heart disease
  • Anticoagulant therapy
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00122291

Canada, Alberta
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alberta Health Services
Principal Investigator: Gwyn Bebb, MD Alberta Health Services
  More Information Identifier: NCT00122291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16080
Capecitabine Phase 2
Study First Received: July 20, 2005
Last Updated: January 18, 2012

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
radiation therapy
rectal cancer
transmural rectal wall invasion
nodal metastasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 26, 2017