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Phase I Trial of 5-Azacitidine Plus Gemcitabine in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(The study was terminated as the Prinicipal Investigator left the site- all previous subjects enrolled are deceased)
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oklahoma Identifier:
First received: July 21, 2010
Last updated: May 19, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
The primary objective is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of azacitidine and gemcitabine in subjects with previously untreated and unresectable pancreatic cancer. Also to determine the effect of azacitidine therapy on DNA methylation in peripheral blood cells.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: Vidaza
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Trial of 5-Azacitidine Plus Gemcitabine in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Oklahoma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine maximum tolerated dose [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    There will be 5 planned cohorts that will receive the escalating doses of azicitidine and gemcitabine. There will be at least 3 patients in each cohort

  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    To describe the toxicity associated with the use of this combination regimen

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the effect of azacitidine therapy on DNA methylation in peripheral blood cells
    Perform multivariable regression models to explore and assess associations among changes in DNA methylation in peripheral blood cells, chemo effect on tumor (stable disease or shrinkage based on scans) and changes in tumor markers.

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: azacitabine Drug: Vidaza
Vidaza will be administered subq daily for 5 consecutive days each 28-day cycle
Other Name: Azacitibine

Detailed Description:
This is a Phase I single arm study designed for subjects with newly diagnosed, unresectable pancreatic cancer who have received no prior chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery with curative intent for pancreatic cancer.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must have pathologically confirmed diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • Must have measurable disease as defined by RECIST. RECIST evaluation must have occurred within 4 weeks prior to study entry
  • Must have newly diagnosed, unresectable disease and have received no prior chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery with curative intent for pancreatic cancer
  • Karnofsky performance status of greater than or equal to 70%
  • Other significant medical conditions must be well controlled and stable in the opinion of the investigator for at least 30 days prior to Study Day 1
  • Women of child bearing age must have negative serum pregnancy test prior to treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known central nervous system tumor involvement
  • Evidence of other active malignancy requiring treatment
  • Clinically significant heart disease
  • Active serious systemic disease, including active bacterial or fungal infection
  • Active viral hepatitis or symptomatic HIV infection. Positive serology alone is not exclusionary
  • Prior surgery with curative intent for pancreatic cancer
  • Prior or current chemotherapy or radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer. Palliative radiation for distant metastases (excluding metastases in the abdominal region) is allowed
  • Breast feeding, pregnant, or likely to become pregnant during the study
  • known or suspected hypersensitivity to azacitidine or mannitol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01167816

United States, Oklahoma
Stephenson Cancer Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oklahoma
Celgene Corporation
Principal Investigator: Osama Qubaiah, MD University of Oklahoma
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University of Oklahoma Identifier: NCT01167816     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VZ-PANC-PI-0244
Study First Received: July 21, 2010
Last Updated: May 19, 2014

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
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