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Oxaliplatin in Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: January 23, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2009
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  • To determine the Tumor Response Rate of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with the combination chemotherapy of Eloxatin+5-Fluorouracil/Leucovorin


  • Safety and tolerability of this regimen in these patients

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular Drug: Oxaliplatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Eloxatin + 5-Fluorouracil/Leucovorin in Patients With Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Tumor Progression (TTP) and Response Rate: evaluated by RECIST [ Time Frame: During the Study Conduct ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse Events collections and evaluation [ Time Frame: From the signature of the informed consent up to the end of the study ]

Study Start Date: July 2004
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically confirmed hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Patients must have measurable disease by CT scan
  • Patients with unresectable, recurrent or metastatic disease may be chemonaive or may be previously treated by chemotherapy.
  • The period of washout of prior chemotherapy must be greater than 4 weeks from date of randomization. The prior chemotherapy should not include platinum compounds.
  • WHO performance status: 0 to 2
  • Patients must have adequate organ and marrow function as defined below:

    • Leukocytes : ≥ 3,000/μl
    • Absolute neutrophil count :≥ 1,500/μl
    • Platelets : ≥ 80,000/μl
    • Total bilirubin : < 3.0g/dl
    • ASAT/ALAT : ≤ 3 times the upper normal limits of the institute
    • Creatinine : < 120μmol/l
  • Patients with no evidence of clinically significant neuropathy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Documented allergy to platinum compound or to others study's drugs
  • Pregnant or lactating women or women of childbearing potential (e.g. not using adequate contraception)
  • Hematological disorder or malignancies
  • Metastasis to central nervous system
  • Other serious illness or medical conditions:

    • Active infectious disease
    • Congestive heart failure, or angina pectoris. Previous history of myocardial infarction within 1 year from study entry; uncontrolled hypertension or arrhythmia.
  • Concurrent treatment with any other anticancer therapy
  • Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00280618

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pingkuan Zhang Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00280618     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L_9202
First Submitted: January 20, 2006
First Posted: January 23, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents