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Gemcitabine With Curcumin for Pancreatic Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00192842
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Rambam Health Care Campus

Brief Summary:
The study hypotheasis is that curcumin, a natural compound with a potent antiproliferative effect, can improve the efficacy of the standard chemotherapy gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. That is why the patients are given a daily oral dose of 8 gr of curcumin along the chemotherapeutic protocol of weekly gemcitabine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: curcumin (+ gemcitabine) Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 17 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Gemcitabine and Curcumin in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time to tumor progression

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. response rate
  2. survival
  3. clinical benefit
  4. toxicity


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • no prior chemotherapy
  • performance status 0-2
  • adequate hematology and chemistry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious concurrent medical condition

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00192842


Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ron Epelbaum, MD

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00192842     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RonCurcuminPancreas.CTIL
First Posted: September 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:
carcinoma
pancreas
gemcitabine
curcumin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Curcumin
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents