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Cetuximab Plus Irinotecan in Colorectal Cancer Patients Who Progressed After Failure With Cetuximab Plus Irinotecan

This study has been terminated.
(former PI left institute)
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: October 28, 2009
Last updated: September 29, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
This study is being performed to test if the use of high dose of cetuximab in combination with irinotecan overcomes the resistance seen with standard dose of cetuximab plus irinotecan in patients with wild type KRS tumors that have advanced colon or rectal cancer

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer
Drug: cetuximab with irinotecan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of High Dose Cetuximab Plus Irinotecan in Colorectal Cancer Patients With KRS-Wild Type Tumors Who Progressed After Failure of Prior Standard Dose ofCetuximab Plus Irinotecan

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Further study details as provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 12-week Progression Free Survival Rate Upon Escalation of Cetuximab Dose to 500mg/m2 in Combination With Irinotecan After Progression on Standard Dose Therapy in Patients With KRS Wild Type Colorectal Cancer [ Time Frame: 12 week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response Rate of Cetuximab 500mg/m2/Week in Combination With Irinotecan in the Enrolled Patient Population [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: cetuximab with irinotecan Drug: cetuximab with irinotecan
Cetuximab administered 500mg/m2 over 120 minutes Irinotecan administered Q 3 weeks, Q 2 weeks or Q week x 4 every 6 weeks depending on patients previous treatment

Detailed Description:

Cetuximab is a manufactured antibody-antibodies are proteins that can be found circulating in your blood stream. The growth of colorectal cancer may be affected by the interaction of a growth factor known as "epidermal growth factor" (EGF) with its receptor.

Cetuximab is a antibody directed against the receptor for EGF and has been shown to turn off the activity of the receptor and to stop the growth of cancer cells in many laboratory tests. Cetuximab has been recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer and who failed standard chemotherapy. Cetuximab has been shown to delay the progression of colorectal cancer when given alone in patients who have failed standard chemotherapy and when given with a chemotherapy drug called irinotecan in patients who have failed irinotecan.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed colon cancer that is metastatic or unresectable
  • Progressed on cetuximab plus irinotecan based combination prior to enrolling on this study
  • Patient must have tumor tissue tested for KRAS mutation and should be confirmed to carry a wild type
  • ECOG less than or equal to 1
  • Must have adequate organ and marrow function
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
  • Presence of measurable disease defined as a lesion ≥ 2 cm by CT (or 1 cm by spiral CT). All sites of disease should be evaluated ≤ 3 weeks before treatment initiation
  • Patients should have failed or been deemed intolerant to other standard chemotherapy treatments such as oxaliplatin and fluoropyrimidines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents that are not included in this study. Prior investigational anticancer agents wil not be allowed within 4 weeks prior to study treatment. Herbal medicine and vitamins wil not be considered as contraindications for enrollment on study.
  • Patients with known brain metastases are not eligible unless brain metastases are treated and stable on radiographic follow-up and without significant symptomatology
  • History of other invasive cancers with current evidence of disease
  • Patients should be off chemotherapy or other targeted therapies for at least 3 weeks before study treatment. Mitomycin C treatment should be at least 6 weeks before study treatment
  • History of allergic reactions to irinotecan
  • Prior severe infusion reaction to cetuximab
  • History of allergic reaction to tetracycline or doxycycline
  • Need for prior dose reduction on cetuximab secondary to grade 3 skin toxicity
  • Active skin toxicity of grade 2 or higher at the time of study enrollment
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Pregnant women are excluded from this study because the chemotherapeutic agents proposed are category D agents with the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects. Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with chemotherapy, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated on this study.
  • Grade 2 or higher hypomagnesemia at baseline evaluation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01004159

United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Principal Investigator: WenWee Ma, MD Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01004159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I 152009
Study First Received: October 28, 2009
Results First Received: December 26, 2013
Last Updated: September 29, 2015

Keywords provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:
Colorectal cancer
KRAS wild type tumors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 28, 2017