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Gemcitabine/Cisplatin/S-1(GCS) Combination Therapy for Patients With Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kansai Hepatobiliary Oncology Group
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety of GCS therapy for phase I and efficacy of GCS therapy for phase II.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biliary Tract Cancer Drug: S-1, Gemcitabine, Cisplatin Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of Gemcitabine/Cisplatin/S-1(GCS) Combination Therapy for Patients With Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Kansai Hepatobiliary Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • one year survival rate [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    The primary endpoint is designated to evaluate overall survival rate at 12-month. Secondary endpoints include response rate according to RECIST 1.1 and the incidence of adverse events evaluated by CTCAE v 4.0.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity and response rate [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 68
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: S-1, Gemcitabine, Cisplatin Drug: S-1, Gemcitabine, Cisplatin
S-1 is given daily for 7 consecutive days and gemcitabine and cisplatin are infused on day1. The cycle is repeated every 2 weeks.
Other Name: S-1;TS-1, Gemcitabine;gemzer, Cisplatin;Cispulan

Detailed Description:
Biliary tract cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide, with surgery representing the only potentially curative treatment for this disease. However, many patients are diagnosed too late for curative resection, and even if surgery can be performed, the likelihood of relapse is very high. Over the past decade, gemcitabine has been widely used to treat unresectable or recurrent biliary tract cancer patients. In the ABC-02 study, the first prospective multicenter phase III study in this field, gemcitabine/cisplatin combination chemotherapy was compared with gemcitabine monotherapy and found that the combination regimen significantly prolonged MST (from 8.1 to 11.7 months; P < 0.001). Gemcitabine/cisplatin combination therapy is now considered to be the standard regimen for advanced biliary tract cancer. S-1 is an oral fluoropyrimidine prodrug that has confirmed efficacy against various solid tumors, both alone and in combination with other cytotoxic drugs. S-1 monotherapy has yielded good results against advanced biliary tract cancer and gemcitabine/S-1 combination therapy has yielded promising results with acceptable toxicity levels for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer. In this study, we aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of adding S-1 to gemcitabine/cisplatin combination regimen for advanced biliary tract cancer.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Patients with cytologically or histologically proved biliary tract cancer 2. age >=20 years 3. PS 0-2 4. No prior history of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Patients who have undergone adjuvant chemotherapy are eligible if at least 6 months have passed since the last administration.

    5. Adequate bone marrow function (neutrophil count >=1,500/mm3, and platelet count >=100,000/mm3), liver function (total bilirubin >=3 mg/dL and AST/ALT >=150 IU/L), and renal function (creatinine clearance >=60 mL/min) 6.No other serious comorbid disease 7.Adequate oral intake 8.Provided written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Patients with interstitial pneumonia or pulmonary fibrosis 2. Patients with uncontrollable diabetes mellitus, liver disease, angina pectoris or a new onset of myocardial infarction within 3 months 3. Patients with severe active infection 4. Patients who are pregnant or lactating, or have an intention to get pregnant 5. Patients with a history of severe drug allergy 6. Patients with other serious comorbid disease 7. Patients with mental disease 8. Patients who are judged inappropriate for the entry into the study by the principle doctor 9. Patients with watery diarrhea
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01284413

Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoto, Japan, 606-8507
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kansai Hepatobiliary Oncology Group
Study Director: Etsuro Hatano, MD, PhD Kyoto University
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kansai Hepatobiliary Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01284413     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KHBO1002
UMIN000004468 ( Registry Identifier: UMIN )
First Submitted: January 3, 2011
First Posted: January 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
Last Verified: June 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs