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Proton Therapy for Unresectable Cancer (CA) of Pancreas (PC01)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida Identifier:
First received: May 22, 2008
Last updated: July 21, 2017
Last verified: July 2017
The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, proton radiation and chemotherapy has on you and your pancreatic cancer.

Condition Intervention
Pancreatic Cancer Radiation: Proton radiation and chemotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study Using Photon/Proton Beam Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy for Unresectable Carcinoma of the Pancreas

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Further study details as provided by University of Florida:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cumulative Incidence of grade3+ Bowel Perforation, Grade 3+ Bleeding (Ocurring Withing 1 Years) and grade4+ Nonhematologic Acute Adverse Events (Limited to Within 90 Days of Treatment Start) [ Time Frame: 1 year following the completion of radiation therapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Collect and Analyze Tumor Control Measures [ Time Frame: 1 year following the completion of radiation therapy ]

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: June 29, 2017
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Proton radiation and chemotherapy

Chemotherapy and Radiation Combination

Proton radiation 59.4 cobalt gray equivalent(CGE) in 33 fx at 1.8 CGE per fx over 7 weeks.

Capecitabine (Xeloda ®) 1,000 mg by mouth approximately every 12 hrs, 5 days/week starting the first day of radiation until the end of radiation, but on radiation days only.

Consolidation Chemotherapy starting 4 weeks after the completion of radiation

Gemcitabine (Gemzar ®) Suggested Regimen - 1,000mg/m2 by IV over 30 minutes once a week for 3 weeks (followed by a week of rest) for 12 total doses.

Radiation: Proton radiation and chemotherapy

Proton radiation 59.4 CGE in 33 fx at 1.8 CGE per fx over 7 weeks .


Capecitabine (Xeloda ®) 1,000 mg by mouth twice a day, 5 days/week (M-F) Consolidation Chemotherapy: Suggested Regimen - Gemcitabine total of 12 doses

Other Names:
  • Capecitabine
  • Xeloda
  • Gemcitabine
  • Gemzar

Detailed Description:

Chemotherapy:Capecitabine on radiation days

Proton radiation over 7 weeks

Consolidation Chemotherapy:Gemcitabine


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Pathologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

Patients must be medically inoperable or have unresectable disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of distant metastasis; evidence of metastatic disease in the major viscera (organs), peritoneal seeding and/or ascites.
  • Previous irradiation to the abdomen that would compromise the ability to deliver the prescribed treatment.
  • Prior surgical resection.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00685763

United States, Florida
University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32206
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: R. Charles Nichols, MD University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. V.2.2006.

Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00685763     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UFPTI 0609-PC01
Study First Received: May 22, 2008
Results First Received: May 23, 2014
Last Updated: July 21, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Pancreatic cancer
Proton radiation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on September 19, 2017