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Gemcitabine and Oxaliplatin Followed By Radiation Therapy, Fluorouracil, and Oxaliplatin in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery

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 January 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 11, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2009
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, oxaliplatin, and fluorouracil, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving chemotherapy together with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving gemcitabine together with oxaliplatin followed by radiation therapy, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin works in treating patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: fluorouracil Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Drug: oxaliplatin Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Protocole de Phase II: Etude de Faisabilite de L'Oxaliplatine en Association Chimio-Radiotherapie Concomitante Dans le Traitement Des Cancers du Pancreas Localement Avances Non Resecables

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tolerability
  • Recurrence-free survival
  • Overall survival
  • Response rate
  • Quality of life
  • Clinical benefits
  • Locoregional and metastatic progression-free survival

Study Start Date: November 2003
Detailed Description:



  • Compare progression-free survival of patients with locally advanced, nonresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas treated with gemcitabine hydrochloride and oxaliplatin followed by concurrent radiotherapy, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin.


  • Determine the tolerability of this regimen, in both the short- and long-term, in these patients.
  • Determine recurrence-free survival, overall survival, and response rate in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the clinical benefits of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine locoregional and metastatic progression-free survival of patients treated with this regimen.

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

  • Chemotherapy: Patients receive gemcitabine hydrochloride over 100 minutes on day 1 and oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours on day 2. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are restaged at day 15-21 of the fourth course of chemotherapy. Patients with nonmetastatic disease proceed to chemoradiotherapy.
  • Chemoradiotherapy: Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil IV continuously in weeks 1-5 and oxaliplatin IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at restaging, and at day 28 after completion of chemoradiotherapy.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for 5 years.

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


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


  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas

    • Locally advanced, nonresectable disease
    • Residual disease after surgical resection (R1, R2) OR recurrent disease after radical surgery
  • No visceral or peritoneal metastases
  • No adenocarcinoma of the bile ducts or the ampulla of Vater


  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • Stable or controlled pain with analgesics
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times normal OR < 3 mg/dL
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 40 mL/min
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times normal
  • Alkaline phosphatase < 5 times normal
  • No medical condition that would preclude study treatment
  • No active infection
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • No serious cardiac or respiratory disease
  • No uncontrolled or persistent hypercalcemia
  • No pre-existing neuropathy
  • No biliary or gastro-duodenal obstruction
  • No other malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer, prostate cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix or bladder
  • No familial, social, geographical, or psychological condition that would preclude study compliance


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior abdominal radiotherapy (encompassing the liver, pancreas, or spleen)
  • At least 2 months since prior radiotherapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00275119

Institut Sainte Catherine
Avignon, France, 84082
Hopital Saint Andre
Bordeaux, France, 33075
Clinique Tivoli
Bordeaux, France, F-33000
Hopital Drevon
Dijon, France, 21000
CHU de Grenoble - Hopital de la Tronche
Grenoble, France, F-38043
Hopital Saint - Louis
La Rochelle, France, 17000
Clinique Victor Hugo
Le Mans, France, F-72000
Clinique Saint Jean
Lyon, France, 69008
Marseille Institute of Cancer - Institut J. Paoli and I. Calmettes
Marseille, France, 13009
Hopital Saint Antoine
Paris, France, 75571
Hopital Tenon
Paris, France, 75970
Sponsors and Collaborators
GERCOR - Multidisciplinary Oncology Cooperative Group
Study Chair: Laurence Moureau-Zabotto, MD Institut Paoli-Calmettes
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00275119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000454568
First Submitted: January 10, 2006
First Posted: January 11, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2009
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
stage II pancreatic cancer
stage III pancreatic cancer
recurrent pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs