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Trial of Pemetrexed for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Which Cannot be Treated With Surgery or is Metastatic

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 20, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2007
History: No changes posted
This study with pemetrexed is for patients with metastatic or unresectable pancreatic cancer who progressed after first line chemotherapy with gemcitabine.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: pemetrexed Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Trial of ALIMTA in Pretreated Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the efficacy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess tumor response.
  • To assess time to event efficacy variables including time to progressive disease and overall survival.
  • To characterize the quantitative and qualitative toxicities of pemetrexed in this population of pancreatic cancer patients.

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2005

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological or cytological diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas that is locally advanced (Stage II, III) or metastatic (Stage IV), as staged by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC; Protocol Attachment S041.2; Fleming et al. 1997), and not amenable to resection with curative intent.
  • Prior systemic first line chemotherapy with gemcitabine single agent or a combination regimen including gemcitabine (not more than one prior systemic chemotherapy allowed).
  • Uni-dimensionally measurable disease according to the RECIST criteria (Therasse et al. 2000), defined as: At least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension, with the longest diameter greater than or equal to 2 cm with conventional techniques or greater than or equal to 1.0 cm with spiral CT scans. Ultrasound and X-ray are NOT allowed to measure or follow lesions.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior radiation of equal to or greater than 25% of the bone marrow (Cristy and Eckerman 1987)
  • Prior immunotherapy, biological therapy, and/or hormonal therapy for pancreas cancer.
  • Prior systemic chemotherapy with 5-FU.
  • Patient not yet recovered from the acute toxic effects of the treatment prior to study enrollment.
  • Radiotherapy within the last 4 weeks before study entry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00490373

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician.
Frankfurt, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
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Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00490373     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8621
Study First Received: June 20, 2007
Last Updated: June 20, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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