EndoTAG-1 / Gemcitabine Combination Therapy to Treat Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 18, 2006
Last updated: November 13, 2008
Last verified: November 2008
The intention of this trial is to evaluate safety and efficacy of a combination treatment of EndoTAG-1 with Gemcitabine versus Gemcitabine monotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreas Neoplasms
Drug: Gemcitabine alone
Drug: EndoTAG-1 and Gemcitabine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Controlled, Randomized, Open Label Phase II Trial to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of a 1st Line Combination Treatment With Weekly Infusions of Gemcitabine and Twice Weekly Administration of Lipid Complexed Paclitaxel (EndoTAG-1) in Three Dose Levels Compared With Gemcitabine Monotherapy in Patients With Measurable Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: Median ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • 6-month-survival-rate [ Time Frame: 6 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Median ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence and percentage of patients with Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 28 days after last patient out ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of clinically significant abnormal laboratory values [ Time Frame: Last patient out ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 212
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: Gemcitabine alone
Gemcitabine monotherapy 1000 mg/m2 weekly
Experimental: 2
EndoTag-1 + Gemcitabine
Drug: EndoTAG-1 and Gemcitabine
EndoTAG-1 11 mg/m2 twice weekly + Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 weekly
Experimental: 3
EndoTag-1 + Gemcitabine
Drug: EndoTAG-1 and Gemcitabine
EndoTAG-1 22 mg/m2 twice weekly + Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 weekly
Experimental: 4
EndoTag-1 + Gemcitabine
Drug: EndoTAG-1 and Gemcitabine
EndoTAG-1 44 mg/m2 twice weekly + Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 weekly


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inoperable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • Histologic or cytologic confirmation
  • At least 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any chemotherapeutical treatment for pancreatic adenocarcinoma before enrollment
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Major cardiovascular disease
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00377936

Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Budapest, Hungary
Kiev, Ukraine
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Matthias Löhr, Prof. Universitätsklinikum Mannheim
  More Information

Responsible Party: Susanne Kienzle-Horn / Clinical Trial Manager, MediGene
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00377936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CT4001  EudraCT No.: 2005-000666-39 
Study First Received: September 18, 2006
Last Updated: November 13, 2008
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Sweden: Medical Products Agency
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Ukraine: State Pharmacological Center - Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by MediGene:
Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
Locally advanced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Pancreatic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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