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Sutent Following Chemotherapy, Radiation and Surgery For Resectable Esophageal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Health Network, Toronto Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2006
Last updated: May 3, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
The purpose of this study is to see whether or not the combination of cisplatin, irinotecan and radiation, followed by surgery, followed by oral Sutent, is effective and safe for patients with resectable esophageal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Esophageal Cancer
Drug: Irinotecan
Drug: Cisplatin
Procedure: Radiation
Procedure: Surgery
Drug: sunitinib (Sutent)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adjuvant Sutent Following Chemotherapy, Radiation and Surgery For Esophageal Cancer, A Phase II Trial (ASSET)

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Further study details as provided by University Health Network, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the feasibility and efficacy of adjuvant Sutent therapy after concurrent neoadjuvant therapy with Irinotecan, Cisplatin, external beam conformal radiotherapy plus surgery for potentially resectable esophageal cancer. [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the impact of adjuvant targeted therapy with Sutent after multimodality therapy for resected esophageal cancer stage II to III, and to compare these data to our current completed trial in the same patient population [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]
  • To characterize toxicity of targeted adjuvant therapy with Sutent after multimodality therapy for resected esophageal cancer stage II to III [ Time Frame: 2 yrs ]
  • To measure time-to-event efficacy variables including: Time to treatment failure and Time to progressive disease [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]
  • Survival of patients with esophageal cancer stage II to III with adjuvant targeted therapy added to multimodality treatment protocol [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]
  • To determine the pattern of relapse (local versus distant) with the addition of adjuvant targeted therapy to esophageal cancer multimodality therapy [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]

Enrollment: 36
Actual Study Start Date: September 25, 2006
Study Completion Date: September 19, 2016
Primary Completion Date: September 19, 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: sunitinib Drug: Irinotecan
Irinotecan (50mg/m2)once weekly in weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8
Drug: Cisplatin
Cisplatin (65mg/m2)once weekly in weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8
Procedure: Radiation
Radiation 50 Gy (weeks 4-9)
Procedure: Surgery
Drug: sunitinib (Sutent)
sunitinib (Sutent), dose range of 12.5mg - 50mg OD x 1 year post op.

Detailed Description:
Survival outcomes for resectable esophageal cancer remain poor. Current data strongly support an adjuvant systemic strategy to improve time to progression and survival in this patient population. Adding a well-tolerated oral targeted therapy such as Sutent, after a combined chemo/radiation/surgery approach in this patient population has the potential to impact on the minimal residual disease left behind by relatively effective pre-operative chemoradiation and surgery. This has the potential to improve survival. The primary endpoint is to determine the feasibility and efficacy of adjuvant Sutent therapy (SU11248) after concurrent neoadjuvant therapy with irinotecan, cisplatin, external beam conformal radiotherapy plus surgery for potential resectable esophageal cancer. Preclinical and clinical data suggest that Sutent will have activity in esophageal cancer, as the results of Sutent activity in solid tumors appear to be superior to the results of other antiangiogenic compounds in development for esophageal cancer. Therefore, by extrapolation from promising phase I, II and III Sutent trials we propose to translate the target effects achieved with Sutent to reduce local and systemic therapy failure, and thus metastasis in esophageal cancer.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven squamous or adenocarcinoma or the esophagus >20 cm from the incisors, including GE junction tumors (unless of gastric origin).
  • Tumors must be technically resectable.
  • Clinical T1N1M0, T2-3 N0-1 M0
  • Performance status ECOG 0-1
  • Medically fit for chemotherapy, radiation and esophagectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In situ or clinical T1N0M0, and stage IV (M1a orM1b)
  • Cervical esophageal tumors (within 20 cm of the incisors)
  • Age <18 or >70
  • Participation in another concurrent clinical study involving study drug(s) or treatment with study drug within thirty days prior to the treatment on this study. Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs or anticancer therapy
  • known or suspected drug or alcohol abuse
  • Prior treatment for this malignancy except esophageal stenting
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00400114

Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
University Health Network (Princess Margaret & Toronto General Hospitals)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Jennifer J Knox, MD M.Sc. FRCPC University Health Network, Toronto
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Health Network, Toronto Identifier: NCT00400114     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-0407-C
Study First Received: November 15, 2006
Last Updated: May 3, 2017

Keywords provided by University Health Network, Toronto:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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