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Capecitabine and Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00290693
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 13, 2006
Results First Posted : May 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Miami

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving capecitabine together with docetaxel works in treating patients with recurrent or progressive metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: Capecitabine Drug: Docetaxel Phase 2

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the overall (complete and partial) response rate in patients with recurrent or progressive metastatic pancreatic cancer treated with capecitabine and docetaxel.


  • Determine the overall and progression-free survival of patients treated with the chemotherapy combination.
  • Determine the duration of response (complete or partial) among patients who attain a response.
  • Determine the frequency of patients having > 50% fall of CA19-9 from an initial level of > 100 U/mL in association with treatment with this regimen.
  • Evaluate the toxicity associated with the administration of the combination in these patients.

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

Patients receive oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14 and docetaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for up to 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 45 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Phase II Study of Capecitabine and Docetaxel for Previously Treated Pancreatic Cancer Patients "CapTere"
Actual Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CapTere (Capecitabine + Docetaxel)
Capecitabine + Docetaxel (Taxotere)
Drug: Capecitabine
Orally, 1600mg/m2/day given as (800mg/m2 BID), Days 1 through 14 of 21-day cycle
Other Name: Xeloda

Drug: Docetaxel
30 mg/m2, IV, days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks
Other Name: Taxotere

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of Participants Achieving Complete Response or Partial Response to Therapy. [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Rate of participants achieving complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) to Captere therapy according to RECIST criteria v 1.0. Per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0) for target lesions and assessed by MRI: Complete Response (CR), Disappearance of all target lesions; Partial Response (PR), >=30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Surival (OS) [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Overall survival is measured from the time from date of initial protocol therapy to date of death. In the absence of confirmation of death, survival time will be censored to last date of follow-up.

  2. Progression-free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Progression-free survival (PFS) is measured the time from the start of protocol therapy to disease progression or death from any cause. Progression is defined using Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0), as a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions, or a measurable increase in a non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions.

  3. Rate of Participants Achieving a 50% or More Reduction in CA 19-9 Levels [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Rate of participants achieving a 50% or more reduction in CA 19-9 levels after receiving protocol therapy. Baseline CA-19-9 will be compared to the lowest recorded value on patients receiving therapy on protocol. A 50% drop in CA 19-9 in patients with baseline levels above 100 U/ml will be recorded as a CA 19-9 response if the > 50% drop can be confirmed with at least one more CA 19-9 level thereafter with > 50% drop compared to baseline.

  4. Number of Study Participants Experiencing Toxicity After Receiving Protocol Therapy [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Number of study participants experiencing toxicity (serious adverse events or adverse events). Study participants assessed for this outcome measure must have received at least one dose of protocol therapy. Toxicity assessed according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v3.0 (CTCAE).

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants or their authorized legally acceptable representative must consent to be in the study and must have signed and dated an approved consent form which conforms to federal and institutional guidelines.
  2. Patients must be 18 years or older.
  3. Participants must have recurrence or progression of histologically or cytologically documented pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Re-documentation of tumor histology or cytology prior to protocol therapy is not required if documented tumor was confirmed prior to initial therapy.
  4. Patients must have metastatic disease.
  5. Patients with metastatic disease to the brain if they have received radiation therapy or are stable, and are not receiving steroids or anticonvulsants.
  6. Participants must have received one prior gemcitabine based chemotherapy regimen (with or without radiation therapy). Participants must be 3 weeks or more beyond completion of prior chemotherapy (30 days beyond any experimental agent) and show recovery from toxicity to within the eligibility parameters of this protocol.
  7. Radiation for palliation and of the primary tumor must have been completed at least four weeks prior to initiation of protocol therapy.
  8. Patients must have measurable tumor by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) (Therasse et al, 2000). Measurable disease includes any lesion ≥ 1 cm by spiral CT or ≥ 2 cm by non-spiral CT in longest diameter which can be repetitively assessed by radiographic measurement or any lesion ≥ 2 cm in longest diameter which can be repetitively assessed by physical examination. Positive bone scans, osteoblastic or osteolytic bone lesions, pleural effusions and positive bone marrow biopsies are not considered acceptable as either measurable or evaluable lesions.
  9. Participants must have Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status Score of 0,1, or 2.
  10. Females of reproductive potential must not plan on conceiving children during the treatment period and must agree to use an effective medically accepted form of contraception. Patients will agree to continue contraception for 60 days from the date of the last study drug administration.
  11. Required initial laboratory data:

    • Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/µl
    • Platelets ≥ 100,000/µl
    • Hg ≥ 8.0 g/dL
    • Creatinine ≤ 2.0 mg/dL
    • Creatine Clearance >30 ml/min as calculated with Cockroft-Gault equation
    • Bilirubin ≤ Upper Limits of Normal (ULN)
    • Pregnancy test for females with child-bearing potential: Negative within 7 days of starting protocol
  12. Transaminases (SGOT and/or SGPT) may be up to 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) if alkaline phosphatase is ≤ ULN, or alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are ≤ ULN.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient currently enrolled in another clinical trial.
  2. Pregnant or breast feeding women. With the exception of post-menopausal or infertile women, a negative blood test for pregnancy is mandatory before entry on study. Fertile persons refusing to use contraceptives may not participate.
  3. Participants may not have had capecitabine or docetaxel as part of prior therapy.
  4. No concurrent clinically evident malignancy is allowed except inactive non-melanoma skin cancer, low grade low stage bladder carcinoma followed off therapy, treated in-situ cervical cancer or lobular neoplasia of the breast.
  5. Participants with serious uncontrolled medical or psychiatric illness that would render chemotherapy unsafe are ineligible.
  6. Pregnant or breast-feeding at the time of proposed study entry.
  7. Clinical AIDS or known positive HIV serology.
  8. Peripheral neuropathy > grade 1
  9. Patients with a history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to drugs formulated with polysorbate 80 must be excluded.
  10. Prior unanticipated severe reaction to fluoropyrimidine therapy, or known sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil.
  11. Clinically significant cardiac disease (e.g. congestive heart failure, symptomatic coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias not well controlled with medication) or myocardial infarction within the last 12 months.
  12. Lack of physical integrity of the upper gastrointestinal tract or malabsorption syndrome.
  13. Major Surgery within 4 weeks of the start of study treatment, without complete recovery.
  14. Unwillingness to participate or inability to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study.
  15. Patients with impaired renal function (estimated creatinine clearance < 30 ml/min as calculated by the Cockroft-Gault Equation).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00290693

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United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33140
University of Miami
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
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Principal Investigator: Caio Max S. Rocha Lima, MD University of Miami

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: University of Miami Identifier: NCT00290693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20030652
SCCC-2003099 ( Other Identifier: UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center )
WIRB-20051007 ( Other Identifier: Western Institutional Review Board )
AVENTIS-14056 ( Other Identifier: Aventis )
First Posted: February 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: May 13, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Keywords provided by University of Miami:
recurrent pancreatic cancer
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
stage IV pancreatic cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic