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Trial of Gemcitabine and Cisplatin in Patients With Inoperable Biliary Tract Carcinomas

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 22, 2007
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2007
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Eli Lilly and Company
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of gemcitabine and cisplatin in Korean patients with biliary tract (bile tracts of the gallbladder or liver) cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biliary Tract Carcinoma Drug: gemcitabine Drug: cisplatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of GEMZAR Combined With Cisplatin in Patients With Inoperable Biliary Tract Carcinomas

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the response rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To characterize the quantitative and qualitative toxicities of gemcitabine combined with cisplatin in this patient population.
  • To evaluate the following time-to-event efficacy variables: Duration of response, Time to treatment failure, Time to documented disease progression, Overall survival

Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: March 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder, intra/extrahepatic bile ducts or papilla of Vater with locally advanced or metastatic disease (at study entry) that is not amenable to curative surgical resection or with recurrent disease after prior surgical resection or radiotherapy.
  • Disease status must be measurable disease defined as: Bi-dimensionally measurable lesions with clearly defined margins and two perpendicular diameters that are clearly measurable by following:

    • Computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with one diameter 2.0 cm or greater and the other diameter 1.0 cm or greater.
    • Palpable Lesion, with both diameters 2 cm or greater. Disease progressing in areas of prior radiation therapy may be included.
  • Patients must have received no prior chemotherapy for advanced disease.
  • Prior radiotherapy must be completed at least 4 weeks before study enrollment. Patients must have recovered from the acute toxic effects of the treatment prior to study enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment within the last 30 days with a drug that has not received regulatory approval for any indication at the time of study entry.
  • Heart failure, angina pectoris or arrhythmia that are poorly controlled in spite of medication or acute myocardial infarction within 6 months preceding study enrollment
  • Severe neurological or mental disorder.
  • Active infection that in the opinion of the investigator would compromise the patient’s ability to tolerate therapy.
  • Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00490399

Korea, Republic of
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.
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00490399     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6689
First Submitted: June 20, 2007
First Posted: June 22, 2007
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs