A Study of Preoperative Radiation Therapy and Capecitabine in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2011 by AHS Cancer Control Alberta.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov 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
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
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
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov 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

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00122291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16080  Capecitabine Phase 2 
Study First Received: July 20, 2005
Last Updated: January 18, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Rectal Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 10, 2016