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Gemcitabine, Oxaliplatin and Panitumumab in Kras/B-raf Wild-Type Biliary Track and Gallbladder Cancer (UGIH09067)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aram Hezel, University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2010
Last updated: July 7, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine disease response of GEMOX-Panitumumab (GEMOX-P) in KRAS/ BRAF wild-type, Stage IV, biliary tract and gallbladder cancer patients who have previously not received chemotherapy. This study will also examine the potential toxicities, progression-free and overall survival in this population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Drug: Panitumumab
Drug: oxaliplatin
Drug: gemcitabine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Gemcitabine, Oxaliplatin in Combination With Panitumumab in Kras/B-raf Wild-Type Unresectable or Metastatic Biliary Track and Gallbladder Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Number of Participants With Response to GEMOX-Panitumumab (GEMOX-P) in Chemotherapy naïve KRAS/ BRAF Wild Type Stage IV Biliary Tract Cancer Using the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) Criteria. [ Time Frame: end of cycle 2 of treatment ]
    Tumor measurement - same imaging modality used in pre-treatment evaluation - include radiological examination of all areas with affected disease. For pretreatment and at the end of cycle 2 CT scans (chest/abdomen/pelvis) will be used. For all subsequent cycles, CT of chest/abdomen/pelvis will be used every 8 weeks.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Median Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: time to cancer progression or death ]
    Progression-free survival was defined as the time from study enrollment to date of cancer progression or death, whichever occurred first. Progression was assessed using CT scans and the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors criteria. Progression is defined as a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions, or a measurable increase in a non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions.

  • Median Overall Survival [ Time Frame: enrollment until date of death ]
    Death from any cause was used.

  • The Number of Participants Who Experience an Adverse Event [ Time Frame: baseline to study completion ]
    Any adverse event continuing after the study completion and considered potentially related to study treatment will be followed until resolution, stabilization or initiation of treatment that confounds the ability to assess the event

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Panitumumab
Panitumumab 6mg/kg on days 1 and 15 of every cycle (28 days); Gemcitabine 1000mg/m2 on days 1 and 15 of every cycle (28 days); Oxaliplatin 85mg/m2 on days 1 and 15 of every cycle (28 days)
Drug: Panitumumab
Day 1 and 15 = 6 mg/kg IV
Other Name: GEMOX-Panitumumab (GEMOX-P)
Drug: oxaliplatin
Days 1 and 15 = 85mg/m2 IV
Drug: gemcitabine
Days 1 and 15 = 1000 mg/m2 IV


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed metastatic or unresectable Kras and Braf wild-type biliary tract adenocarcinoma (bile ducts, hepatic duct, cystic duct, common bile duct, ampulla of Vater or gallbladder adenocarcinoma).
  • Screening for tumor Kras and Braf mutations requires formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor blocks from core needle excisional biopsy.
  • Participants must have measurable disease.
  • No prior chemotherapy for biliary tract or gallbladder cancer. Prior chemoembolization or radiation to the liver allowed as long as measurable disease outside chemoembolization or radiation area and other baseline characteristics met and at least 4 weeks has lapsed since therapy. No prior gemcitabine or oxaliplatin or anti-EGFR therapies including panitumumab therapy allowed.
  • Age minimum 18 years old.
  • Life expectancy of greater than 3 months.
  • ECOG performance status < 1
  • Participants must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below:
  • Leukocytes > 3,000/mcL Absolute neutrophil count > 1,500/mcL Platelets > 100,000/mcL hemoglobin > 9mg/dL Mg > 1.2 mEq/L total bilirubin < 2.5 mg/dL AST (SGOT)/ALT (SGPT) < 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal (unless liver is involved with tumor, in which case the transaminases must be 5 x upper limits of normal), creatinine within normal institutional limits or creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for subjects with creatinine levels about institutional normal
  • Patients with concurrent malignancy may be included if disease is characterized by one of the following definitions: 1. Malignancy treated with curative intent and with no known active disease present for 3 years prior to randomization and felt to be at low risk for recurrence by the treating physician. 2. Adequately treated non-melanomatous skin cancer or lentigo maligna without evidence of disease. 3. Adequately treated cervical carcinoma in situ without evidence of disease. 4. Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia without evidence of prostate cancer. 5. DCIS without evidence of breast cancer.
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
  • Patients may have prior placement of stents or shunts to relieve biliary obstruction.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.
  • Participants may not be receiving any other study agents.
  • Participants with known brain metastases.
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to gemcitabine, oxaliplatin or panitumumab.
  • Patients with preexisting peripheral neuropathy of grade 2 or greater severity according to the Common Terminology Criteria of the NCI (version 3.0) are ineligible.
  • Patients with biliary obstruction with inadequate drainage and total bilirubin > 2.5 mg/dL are ineligible.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements,
  • History of interstitial lung disease e.g. pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis or evidence of interstitial lung disease on baseline chest CT scan.
  • Known positive test(s) for HIV, hepatitis C virus, acute or chronic active hepatitis B infection.
  • Pregnant women are excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01308840

United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, New York
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Principal Investigator: Aram Hezel, MD University of Rochester
  More Information

Responsible Party: Aram Hezel, Professor, University of Rochester Identifier: NCT01308840     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UGIH09067
Study First Received: August 9, 2010
Results First Received: May 11, 2016
Last Updated: July 7, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
biliary tract
gallbladder cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gallbladder Neoplasms
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gallbladder Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 27, 2017