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Phase II Trial to Evaluate Gemcitabine and Etoposide for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00202800
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2013
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Collaborators:
Van Andel Research Institute
Eli Lilly and Company
Battle Creek Health System
Hackley Hospital
Metropolitan Hospital, Michigan
Mecosta County General Hospital
Munson Medical Center
Saint Mary's Health Care
Information provided by:
Spectrum Health Hospitals
  Purpose
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease. Previous research shows a correlation between a specific oncogene change (ras-mutation) and enhanced sensitivity to two chemotherapy drugs combined: gemcitabine and etoposide. This Phase II trial will evaluate this drug combination for locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: Gemcitabine, Etoposide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial to Evaluate Gemcitabine and Etoposide for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Spectrum Health Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the response rate [ Time Frame: study completion ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the duration of response [ Time Frame: study completion ]
  • To evaluate the overall survival [ Time Frame: study completion ]
  • To evaluate the quality of life [ Time Frame: study completion ]
  • To describe the toxicity profile [ Time Frame: study completion ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Gemcitabine, Etoposide
    Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease. Previous research shows a correlation between a specific oncogene change (ras-mutation) and enhanced sensitivity to two chemotherapy drugs combined: gemcitabine and etoposide. This Phase II trial will evaluate this drug combination for locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer
Detailed Description:

This is a Phase II single-armed study evaluating potential benefits of the gemcitabine and etoposide combination in the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will involve approximately 30-40 adult patients with pancreatic cancer. Response rate, duration of response, overall survival, quality of life and toxicity associated with the combination therapy will be evaluated.

Primary Objective To evaluate the response rate of patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed pancreatic cancer, previously untreated with chemotherapy with the exception of 5FU given as part of an adjuvant regimen, who receive the gemcitabine-etoposide combination therapy.

Secondary Objectives 1. To evaluate the duration of response in the defined study population. 2. To evaluate the overall survival. 3. To evaluate the quality of life associated with this treatment combination.4.To describe the toxicity profile. 5.To collect clinical specimens from the defined study population for the evaluation of potential molecular correlates of diagnosis, disease progression, treatment outcomes, survival, and/or treatment-associated toxicity by proteomics and microarray technologies.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
  • Patients may have received prior immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, but must be > 4 weeks out from therapy and have recovered fully from its effects.
  • Patients must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Patients must have unidimensional measurements obtainable using RECIST criteria (see Protocol Attachment E).
  • Karnofsky Performance Scale must be 50 or better (see Protocol Attachment A).
  • Patient must have the following hematologic and chemical parameters:

    • ANC > 1,000 cells/mm3
    • Hemoglobin > 9 gm/dL
    • Platelets > 100,000 cells/mm3
    • SGOT/SGPT < 3 x normal, unless there is known liver involvement. Then they must be < 5x normal.
    • Bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dL
    • Creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL
  • Female within childbearing years must use an accepted contraceptive method.
  • Patient must have a life expectancy of at least eight (8) weeks.
  • A signed informed consent must be obtained prior to study entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous chemotherapy with the exception of 5FU given as part of an adjuvant regimen.
  • Pregnant or nursing females.
  • Concurrent radiation therapy.
  • Patients with other active neoplasms are ineligible.
  • Patients with serious active infections or other underlying medical conditions, which would impair their ability to receive the treatment as prescribed.

Disease Diagnostic Criteria and Staging:

  • Patients must have a histologic or cytologic diagnosis of locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas using standard pathologic criteria.
  • Staging will be according to AJCC criteria.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00202800


Locations
United States, Michigan
Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spectrum Health Hospitals
Van Andel Research Institute
Eli Lilly and Company
Battle Creek Health System
Hackley Hospital
Metropolitan Hospital, Michigan
Mecosta County General Hospital
Munson Medical Center
Saint Mary's Health Care
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marianne Lange, MD Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marianne Lange, MD, Spectrum Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202800     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VARI-002-1
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Spectrum Health Hospitals:
Pancreatic Cancer
Gemcitabine/Etoposide
Ras-mutation

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
Etoposide
Etoposide phosphate
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
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors