Irinotecan, Gemcitabine and Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: September 11, 2005
Last updated: November 9, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
The study hypothesis is that chemoradiation based on 2 drugs will improve local control and long-term survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. That is why gemcitabine and irinotecan are combined in an induction phase of 2 months and then this IrinoGem combination is given for 3 more cycles, in reduced doses,concurently with irradiation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: irinotecan, gemcitabine
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Irinotecan and Gemcitabine (IrinoGem) Combined With 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time to treatment failure

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • response rate, survival, toxicity

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: November 2002
Study Completion Date: September 2010

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • locally advanced pancreatic cancer
  • performance status 0-2
  • normal blood count and chemistry
  • no previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious concurrent systemic disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00192712

Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 31096
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Ron Epelbaum, MD
  More Information Identifier: NCT00192712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RonIrinoGem.CTIL 
Study First Received: September 11, 2005
Last Updated: November 9, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Pancreatic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
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