Phase II Trial of Gleevec and Taxotere as a Combined Regimen for Advanced Gastric Adenocarcinoma
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate) and Taxotere (Docetaxel) as a Combined Regimen for Advanced Gastric Adenocarcinoma|
- Determine if combination of Gleevec and Taxotere is effective treatment for incurable stomach cancer. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
- Determine toxicity of combination of Gleevec and Taxotere. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: 1||
Drug: Gleevec, Taxotere
Gleevec taken 4 times daily, 100 mg per tablet. Taxotere intravenously once a week for two weeks.
Other Name: Imatinib, Mesylate, Docetaxel
The purpose of this trial is to test the combination of Gleevec® (also known as imatinib mesylate) and Taxotere (also known as docetaxel) in patients with incurable stomach cancer. Gleevec is a pill form of chemotherapy and is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). It is considered experimental for the treatment of stomach cancer. Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy which is injected into the vein. It is approved for breast and lung cancer but has been shown to shrink many different types of tumors. Taxotere has been shown to shrink stomach cancer in about 20% - 30% of patients treated with Taxotere only. This study is being performed to see if the combination of Gleevec and Taxotere is an effective treatment for incurable stomach cancer with minimal side effects.
Treatment on this study consists of two drugs, Gleevec® and Taxotere. Patients will be take four tablets of Gleevec® daily throughout the study. After one week of Gleevec®, patients will then begin receiving doses of Taxotere intravenously once a week for two weeks in a row followed by one week without Taxotere.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00209079
|United States, Georgia|
|Emory University Winship Cancer Institute|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|Principal Investigator:||John Kauh, MD||Emory University Winship Cancer Institute|