A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Chemotherapy in Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

This study has been terminated.
Merck KGaA
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Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: June 17, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
This single arm study will assess the efficacy and safety of a combination of modified FOLFIRI (irinotecan, 5-FU and leucovirin), Avastin and cetuximab in patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients will receive modified FOLFIRI (irinotecan 180mg/m2 iv, leucovirin 200mg/m2 iv, and 5-FU 400mg/m2 iv) on day 1 of each 2 week cycle, in combination with Avastin (5mg/kg iv on day 1 of each cycle) and cetuximab (loading dose of 400mg/m2 followed by 250mg/m2 on day 3 of each cycle). The anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer
Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
Drug: Irinotecan
Drug: Leucovorin
Drug: 5 FU
Drug: Cetuximab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label Study to Assess the Effect of FOLFIRI Plus Avastin and Cetuximab on Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective response rate, rate of resection of hepatic metastases, overall survival. [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 37
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
5mg/kg iv on day 1 of each 2 week cycle
Drug: Irinotecan
180mg/m2 iv on day 1 of each 2 week cycle
Drug: Leucovorin
200mg/m2 iv on day 1 of each 2 week cycle
Drug: 5 FU
400mg/m2 iv on day 1 of each 2 week cycle
Drug: Cetuximab
Loading dose of 400mg/m2 iv followed by 250mg/m2 iv on day 3 of each 2 week cycle


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • advanced or recurrent disease;
  • >=1 measurable lesion;
  • >=6 months since prior adjuvant therapy, and >=4 weeks since prior radiotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous treatment for colorectal cancer;
  • significant history of cardiac disease in past 6 months;
  • other invasive malignancy within past 5 years, except for nonmelanoma skin cancer, and successfully treated cervical or prostate cancer.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00577109

Salvador, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sorocaba, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Merck KGaA
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Clinical Trials, Study Director, Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00577109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML20452 
Study First Received: December 18, 2007
Last Updated: June 17, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: Comissao Nacional de Etica em Pesquisa (CONEP)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Rectal Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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