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A Study of Pemetrexed in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Metastatic Cancer of the Liver

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00191412
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2007
Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company

Brief Summary:
This study is to assess the response rate, toxicity, time-to-event efficacy, and potential markers of pemetrexed in patients with liver cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Cancer Drug: Pemetrexed Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Single-Agent Alimta in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced and Metastatic Hepatoma
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Liver Cancer

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Antitumor activity as measured by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Toxicity measured by CTCAE grading
  2. Duration of response: First complete or partial response until progressive disease (PD) or death of any cause
  3. Duration of stable disease: Enrollment to PD or death of any cause
  4. Time to treatment failure: Enroll. to PD, death of any cause, early discontinuation of treatment for any reason other than adequate response or start of new therapy
  5. Progression-free survival: Enroll. to PD or death of any cause
  6. Overall survival: Enroll. to death of any cause

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of cancer of the liver which is metastatic or locally recurrent and not amendable to curative therapy.
  • Patient must have measurable disease
  • Patient may have received prior arterial chemoembolization, completed 8 weeks prior to study enrollment, but no other previous chemotherapy
  • Prior radiation is permitted, but must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to study enrollment.
  • Prior central nervous system metastases are acceptable if the patient has received radiation ot the brain, is not on steroids, and does not have related symptoms.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had prior therapy with Pemetrexed.
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last five years. Patients are also excluded if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy.
  • Patients who have received radiation to more than 25% of marrow

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00191412

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United States, Colorado
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Denver, Colorado, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
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Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT) - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00191412    
Other Study ID Numbers: 9417
First Posted: September 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors