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Relationship Between Platinum Levels in the Blood and Neurotoxicity in Patients Who Are Receiving Oxaliplatin for Gastrointestinal Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2006
Last updated: December 2, 2011
Last verified: May 2007

RATIONALE: Learning about the relationship between platinum levels in the blood and neurotoxicity in patients receiving oxaliplatin may help plan treatment and may help patients live more comfortably.

PURPOSE: This phase IV trial is studying the relationship between platinum levels in the blood and neurotoxicity in patients who are receiving oxaliplatin for gastrointestinal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Drug: oxaliplatin Procedure: management of therapy complications Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of the Relationship Between the Rate of Residual Platinum in the Blood and the Incidence of Persistent Neurotoxicity in Patients Treated for Gastrointestinal Cancer With Oxaliplatin

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Relationship between residual platinum levels in the blood and persistent neurotoxicity

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetics

Estimated Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: October 2005
Detailed Description:



  • Determine the relationship between residual platinum levels in the blood and persistent neurotoxicity in patients receiving oxaliplatin for gastrointestinal cancer.


  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of oxaliplatin in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, nonrandomized, multicenter study.

Patients receive oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours. Treatment repeats every 2-3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Neurological function and platinum levels in the blood are assessed at baseline, after each course of oxaliplatin, and at the end of study treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 58 patients will be accrued for this study.


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


  • Diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer
  • Receiving or planning to receive 8 months of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy
  • No pre-existing neuropathy
  • No CNS disease or cerebral metastases


  • WHO 0-1
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • No biliary or gastro-duodenal obstruction
  • No familial, social, geographical, or psychological condition that would preclude study treatment


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No other concurrent drug or agent that is potentially neurotoxic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00274885

CHU de Grenoble - Hopital Michallon Recruiting
Grenoble, France, 38043
Contact: Christine Rebischung    33-4-7676-5451      
Centre Hospital Universitaire Hop Huriez Recruiting
Lille, France, 59037
Contact: Mohamed Hebbar, MD    33-3-2044-5461   
Clinique Saint Jean Recruiting
Lyon, France, 69008
Contact: Gerard Lledo    33-4-7878-1051      
Hopital Saint Antoine Recruiting
Paris, France, 75571
Contact: Olivier Rosmorduc, MD, PhD    33-1-4928-2382   
CHU Pitie-Salpetriere Recruiting
Paris, France, 75651
Contact: Jean-Baptiste Meric, MD    33-1-4216-0471   
Hopital Tenon Recruiting
Paris, France, 75970
Contact: Thierry Andre, MD    33-1-6177-0708   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Groupe Cooperateur Multidisciplinaire en Oncologie (GERCOR)
Study Chair: Philippe Lechat CHU Pitie-Salpetriere
  More Information Identifier: NCT00274885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000454401
Study First Received: January 10, 2006
Last Updated: December 2, 2011

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
carcinoma of the appendix
recurrent anal cancer
stage I anal cancer
stage II anal cancer
stage IIIA anal cancer
stage IIIB anal cancer
stage IV anal cancer
localized extrahepatic bile duct cancer
recurrent extrahepatic bile duct cancer
unresectable extrahepatic bile duct cancer
localized gallbladder cancer
recurrent gallbladder cancer
unresectable gallbladder cancer
recurrent gastric cancer
stage IV gastric cancer
recurrent colon cancer
recurrent rectal cancer
recurrent esophageal cancer
localized gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor
metastatic gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor
recurrent gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor
regional gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor
gastrointestinal stromal tumor
advanced adult primary liver cancer
localized resectable adult primary liver cancer
localized unresectable adult primary liver cancer
recurrent adult primary liver cancer
recurrent pancreatic cancer
stage I pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurotoxicity Syndromes
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017