Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Resectable Cancer of the Pancreatic Head

This study has been completed.
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University of Zurich Identifier:
First received: June 21, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2007
History: No changes posted
Neodajuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine / cisplatin is applied to patients with resectable cancer of pancreatic head.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer of the Pancreatic Head
Drug: Gemcitabine / Cisplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Resectable Cancer of the Pancreatic Head

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Resectability rate > 70% after restaging [ Time Frame: 2007 ]

Enrollment: 2007
Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Detailed Description:

Neodajuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine / cisplatin is applied to patients with resectable cancer of pancreatic head. Two cycles of chemotherapy are given on day 1 and 15 each. After restaging excludes disease progression, a standard Whipple procedure is performed.

Staging and restaging procedures include abdominal CT, diagnostic laparoscopy, PET/CT, tumor markers (CEA, CA 19-9) and assessment of the quality of life by the QLQ-30.

  • Trial with medicinal product

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

Inclusion criteria: - Age > 18 years

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed resectable ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head
  • WHO-performance status 0-2
  • Written informed consent
  • Discussion in an intrdisciplinary conference

Exclusion criteria: - Insufficient renal function (calculated creatinin clearance < 60ml(min)

  • Insufficient hematologic function (neutrophil count <1'000/ul, platelets < 100'000/ul)
  • Uncorrectable coagulopathy
  • Severe cholestasis (bilirubin >100mmol/l)
  • Distant metastases in liver, lungs or other organs
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Unresectable tumor (s. 4.2.)
  • Contraindication for Whipple procedure
  • Uncontrolled infection
  • Neurotphil count > °2
  • Estimated life experience < 6 months
  • HIV Infection
  • Severe medical or psychatric comorbidities which interefere with the participation in this trial or the informed consent
  • Female patients in child-bearing age without adequate contraception
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00490360

University Hospital of Zurich, Department of Surgery
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00490360     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 21-2001 
Study First Received: June 21, 2007
Last Updated: June 21, 2007
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swissmedic processed this record on February 08, 2016