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Phase I/II Study of TPF as First-line Chemotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Esophageal Cancer.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 26, 2010
Hokkaido University Hospital
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Hokkaido Gastrointestinal Cancer Study Group

Brief Summary:
A phase I/II study is conducted to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicity (DLT), and efficacy of a combination chemotherapy using docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) in untreated patients with metastatic esophageal cancer. The usefulness of the this regimen is evaluated by response rate, median survival time, and progression free survival.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Esophageal Cancer Drug: Taxotere Drug: 5-FU Drug: Briplatin Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Patients with untreated measurable metastatic esophageal cancer were included in this trial. Patients received this combination chemotherapy repeated every 28 days until progression disease. Starting dose (dose level 1) were docetaxel 50 mg/m2 on day 1, fixed dose intravenously cisplatin (15 mg/m2/day) and continuous infusion 5-FU (800 mg/m2/day) on day 1-4. DLT was defined as follows (according to NCI-CTC version 2.0); Grade 4 neutropenia lasting for more than 4days, Grade 4 anemia and thrombocytopenia, Grade 3 neutropenia accompanied fever (>38℃) , and Grade 3 non-hematological toxicity (except for nausea, appetite loss , general fatigue). Maximal Tolerated Dose (MTD) is determined when the incidence of critical toxicity exceeds 50% at a certain dose level. Response rate will be calculated according to RECIST criteria.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of Docetaxel, Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil(TPF) as 1st-line Chemotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Esophageal Cancer.
Study Start Date : October 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Taxotere
X mg/m2, IV (in the vein) on day 1 of each 28 day cycle. Number of Cycles: until progression or unacceptable toxicity develops.
Other Name: Docetaxel

Drug: 5-FU
800 mg/m2, CIV ( the vein) on day 1~4 of each 28 day cycle. Number of Cycles: until progression or unacceptable toxicity develops.
Other Name: 5-Fluorouracil

Drug: Briplatin
15 mg/m2, IV (in the vein) on day 1~4 of each 28 day cycle. Number of Cycles: until progression or unacceptable toxicity develops.
Other Name: Cisplatin,CDDP

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the DLT(Dose Limiting Toxicity) and MTD(Maximum Tolerated Dose) in Phase I setting. Determine the clinical response rate with Recommended dose in Phase II setting. [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the MST(Median Survival Time) and PFS(Progression Free Survival) in Phase II setting. [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed metastatic or recurrent esophageal tumors with no previous treatment for advanced disease.(Except for small cell carcinoma)
  • At least one measurable lesion according to the RECIST criteria. Minimum indicator lesion size: > 10 mm measured by spiral CT or >20mm measured by conventional techniques(Except for Phase I setting).
  • Patients aged between 20 and 75 years, inclusive, at the time of acquisition of informed consent
  • Patients with performance status(ECOG) 0 to 2
  • Abnormal hematologic values (WBC ≥ 3.0 x 109/L, Hemoglobin ≥ 9.5g/dl, platelet count ≥ 100 x 109/L)
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 60 ml/min, Serum cleatinine ≤ 1.5mg/dl
  • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5mg/dl. ALT, AST ≤ 2.5 x upper normal limit (or ≤ 3 x upper normal limit in the case of liver metastases)
  • Patients who have not received cancer therapy (radiotherapy, chemotherapy or immunotherapy)
  • Life expectancy ≥ 3 months
  • Patients who have given written informed consent to participate in this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with active multiple cancers; or even if the multiple cancers are metachronous, have a disease-free period of less than 5 years (but excluding cancer in situ and skin cancer) (Except for Phase I setting)
  • Serious, uncontrolled, concurrent infection(s) or illness(es)
  • Patients with no serious concurrent complications (such as heart disease, Intestinal pneumonia)
  • Patients with brain metastasis
  • Patients receiving continuous administration of steroids
  • Patients who have experienced serious drug allergy in the past
  • Patients with retention of body fluid(pleural effusion, ascites, pericardial effusion) necessitating treatment
  • Patients who are pregnant and lactating or hope to become pregnant during the study period
  • Patients with prior Taxan treatment (Paclitaxel, Docetaxel)
  • Patients with edema ≥ grade 2
  • Others, patients judged by the investigator or subinvestigator to be inappropriate as subject

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00209690

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・ Hokkaido University Hospital (Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine / School of Medicine)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 060-8638
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hokkaido Gastrointestinal Cancer Study Group
Hokkaido University Hospital
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Study Chair: Masahiro Asaka, MD, PhD Hokkaido Gastrointestinal Cancer Study Group
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Responsible Party: Yoshito Komatsu / A vice-director,, Hokkaido Gastrointestina Cancer Study Group Identifier: NCT00209690    
Other Study ID Numbers: HGCSG0305-1
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 26, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Esophageal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs