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Docetaxel Plus Oxaliplatin as Therapy in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by University of Ulm.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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University of Ulm Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2008
Last updated: March 2, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
The purpose of this study is to test a combination-therapy of oxaliplatin and docetaxel in patients with metastatic or locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas after failure of a palliative first line therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreas Neoplasms
Drug: Docetaxel
Drug: Oxaliplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study: Docetaxel Plus Oxaliplatin as Second-line Therapy in Patients With Advanced Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Ulm:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • tumor response [ Time Frame: 12/2009 and end of the study 12/2010 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • progression free survival [ Time Frame: 12/2009 and end of study 12/2010 ]
  • overall survival [ Time Frame: 12/2009 and end of study 12/2010 ]
  • Questionnaire for quality of life [ Time Frame: every three weeks ]
  • Questionnaire for clinical Benefit [ Time Frame: every week ]
  • toxicity / safety [ Time Frame: every week ]
    all adverse events will be documented every week with their correlation to Oxaliplatin and Docetaxel

Estimated Enrollment: 44
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Docetaxel
    75 mg/m2 IV on day 1 of each 22 day cycle
    Other Name: Taxotere
    Drug: Oxaliplatin
    80 mg/m2 IV on day 2 of each 22 day cycle
    Other Name: Eloxatin
Detailed Description:

For years Fluorouracil was the established treatment for pancreatic cancer with median survival times up to 8 months. Since 1997 Gemcitabine is also a standard therapy with in comparison to Fluorouracil a significant better clinical benefit.

But after progression of the disease under a palliative first-line therapy there is no established second line therapy for pancreatic cancer.

So the purpose of this study is to test the combination of Oxaliplatin and Docetaxel in patients with metastatic or locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas after failure of a palliative first line therapy to get a reasonable second line concept.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dated and signed informed concent
  • Histologically or cytologically proven metastatic or locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the exocrine pancreas (stadium UICC III/IV)
  • Presence of at least one measurable (according to RECIST criteria) marker lesion (primary tumor or metastasis) outside of an area that was previously subjected to radiation therapy
  • Failure of a palliative first line therapy of a metastatic or locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the exocrine pancreas due to: Progress within 3 months after a first-line therapy Discontinuation of a first-line therapy due to toxicity
  • Age >= 18 years
  • Karnofsky index > 60%
  • Expected live span > 12 weeks
  • Sufficient bone marrow reserve: Granulocytes >= 1.5 x 109/L and Platelets >= 100 x 109/L and Hemoglobin >= 9 g/L
  • Serum Bilirubin < 2 x upper normal limit or 2.5 x upper normal limit in case of hepatic metastasis (biliary drainage allowed)
  • AST/ALT < 2.5 x upper normal limit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Every other cancer or secondary cancer besides the basal cell carcinoma of the skin or the carcinoma in situ of the cervix uteri. Inclusion of patients with other types of cancer that were successfully treated and that did not relapse within the last 5 years is possible
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Patients able to reproduce that do not adhere to strict contraception
  • Presence of brain metastasis
  • Severe, uncontrolled infection
  • Preexisting peripheral neuropathy > grade I
  • Preexisting severe illnesses such as unstable coronary artery disease or uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
  • Justified disbelief in the compliance of the patient
  • Parallel participation in another clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00690300

Contact: Thomas Seufferlein, Prof. Dr. 49-345-5572661
Contact: Goetz von Wichert, PD Dr. 49-731-500-44748

Städtische Kliniken Esslingen Recruiting
Esslingen, Baden Württemberg, Germany, 73730
Contact: Michael Geissler, Prof. Dr.    49-711-3103-2451   
Principal Investigator: Michael Geissler, Prof. Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Caroline Hoerner, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Michael Klausner, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Christoph Winkler, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Hartmut Mahrhofer, Dr.         
Klinikum Schwäbisch Gmünd Recruiting
Mutlangen, Baden Württemberg, Germany, 73557
Contact: Holger Hebart, Prof. Dr.   
Principal Investigator: Holger Hebart, Prof. Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Wolfgang Grimminger, Dr.         
Universitätsklinikum Ulm Klinik für Innere Medizin I Recruiting
Ulm, Baden Württemberg, Germany, 89081
Contact: Goetz von Wichert, PD Dr.    49-731-500-44748   
Contact: Jochen Klaus, Dr.    49-731-500-44727   
Principal Investigator: Goetz von Wichert, PD Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Sven Walter, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Jochen Klaus, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Nadine Schulte, Dr. med.         
Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg GmbH Recruiting
Marburg, Hessen, Germany, 35043
Contact: Heiko Fensterer, Dr.    49-6421-286-6460   
Principal Investigator: Heiko Fensterer, Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Patrick Michl, PD Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Daniela Mueller, Dr.         
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I / Universitätsklinikum Halle Recruiting
Halle, Germany, 06097
Contact: Thomas Seufferlein, Prof. Dr.    + 49 345 557 2661   
Principal Investigator: Thomas Seufferlein, Prof. Dr.         
Sub-Investigator: Petra Büchner-Steudel, Dr. med.         
Sub-Investigator: Marc Porzner, Dr. med.         
Sub-Investigator: Philipp Thermann, Dr. med.         
Sub-Investigator: Alexander Zipprich, Dr. med.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Ulm
Principal Investigator: Thomas Seufferlein, Prof. Dr. Universitätsklinikum Halle / Klinik für Innere Medizin I
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Thomas Seufferlein, University Halle-Wittenberg Identifier: NCT00690300     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I1-GOA-1
EudraCT 2005-004236-40
Study First Received: June 2, 2008
Last Updated: March 2, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Ulm:
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
pancreatic cancer
pancreas carcinoma
advanced pancreatic cancer
metastatic pancreatic cancer
second line
Cancer of pancreas
Pancreas cancer

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
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 25, 2017