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Effect Of Preoperative Chemotherapy On Short-Term Outcome After Pancreatic Resection

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01278368
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marco Braga, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Brief Summary:
No comparative trial investigating the effect of preoperative chemotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer on short-term postoperative outcome has been published so far. The aim of the present study is to assess the potential impact of preoperative chemotherapy on short-term postoperative outcome after pancreatic resection in a case-matched series of cancer patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Procedure: Pancreatic resection after preoperative chemotherapy Procedure: Pancreatic resection

Detailed Description:
Between 2003 and 2011, patients with locally advanced (stage III) pancreatic cancer who were treated with preoperative chemotherapy (PCHT) underwent surgical resection. Each patient was matched with the closest two patients with pancreatic cancer ( control group ) selected from our prospective electronic database who met the following match criteria: age (+/- 3 years), gender, ASA score, type of resection, pancreatic duct diameter (+/- 1 mm), and tumour size (+/- 5 mm).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2003
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Preoperative chemotherapy (PCHT)
Patients who underwent pancreatic resection after PCHT.
Procedure: Pancreatic resection after preoperative chemotherapy
Pancreatic resection after preoperative chemotherapy
Active Comparator: Control
Patient who underwent pancreatic resection without preoperative therapy
Procedure: Pancreatic resection
Pancreatic resection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Postoperative morbidity rate [ Time Frame: Postoperative. From 0 to 30 days after discharge ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Postoperative mortality [ Time Frame: Postoperative. From 0 to 30 days after discharge ]
  2. Length of hospital stay (LOS) [ Time Frame: Postoperative. From 0 to 30 days after discharge ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
  • Preoperative chemotherapy
  • Pancreatic resection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic disease
  • ASA score 4

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San Raffaele Hospital
Milan, Italy, 20132
Sponsors and Collaborators
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Principal Investigator: Marco Braga, MD Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Responsible Party: Marco Braga, Associate Professor of Surgery, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01278368     History of Changes
First Posted: January 17, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012

Keywords provided by Marco Braga, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele:
pancreatic cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type