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Comparing Two Combination Chemotherapy Regimens in Treating Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00006468
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2009
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 6, 2000
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted Date January 13, 2009
Study Start Date  ICMJE January 2000
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00006468 on Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Comparing Two Combination Chemotherapy Regimens in Treating Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE Phase III Study of An Optimized LV-5FU-Oxaliplatin Regimen in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. C99-1.
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known which regimen of combination chemotherapy is more effective for metastatic colorectal cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of two combination chemotherapy regimens in treating patients who have metastatic colorectal cancer.

Detailed Description


  • Compare the efficacy of intermittent high-dose oxaliplatin in combination with a simplified bimonthly regimen of leucovorin calcium (LV) and fluorouracil (5-FU) vs standard dose oxaliplatin in combination with the standard bimonthly regimen of LV and 5-FU in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
  • Determine the time to treatment failure, tolerance, response rate, and overall survival in patients treated with these 2 regimens.
  • Compare quality of life of these patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to treatment center, performance status (0-1 vs 2), and number of metastatic sites (1 vs more than 1). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours on day 1, and leucovorin calcium IV over 2 hours followed by fluorouracil (5-FU) IV over 22 hours on days 1 and 2.
  • Arm II: Patients receive oxaliplatin IV and leucovorin calcium IV over 2 hours followed by 5-FU IV over 46 hours beginning on day 1 for courses 1-6 and 19-24. For courses 7-18, patients receive leucovorin calcium IV followed by 5-FU IV as above beginning on day 1.

Courses repeat every 14 days in both arms in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, after courses 4 and 6, and every 6 courses thereafter.

Patients are followed monthly for 3 months and then every 3 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 460 patients (230 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 18 months.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Colorectal Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: FOLFOX regimen
  • Drug: fluorouracil
  • Drug: leucovorin calcium
  • Drug: oxaliplatin
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Unknown status
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE


  • Histologically confirmed unresectable metastatic adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum
  • Bidimensionally measurable or evaluable disease outside previously irradiated area

    • No bone metastasis as target lesion
    • At least 1 cm if spiral CT scan OR
    • At least 2 cm if conventional CT scan
  • No CNS metastasis
  • No symptomatic ascites or pleural effusion that is not evacuated
  • No total or partial bowel obstruction



  • 18 to 80

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2
  • WHO 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3


  • Alkaline phosphatase less than 5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)


  • Creatinine less than 3 times ULN
  • No uncontrolled hypercalcemia


  • No uncontrolled congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, hypertension, or arrhythmias


  • No peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • No prior significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders
  • No other malignancy within past 5 years except adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma
  • No active infection
  • No other concurrent serious disease
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • No prior immunotherapy for metastatic disease


  • Prior adjuvant chemotherapy allowed, provided progression-free interval of more than 6 months since end of last course
  • No prior oxaliplatin or irinotecan
  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • Concurrent surgery allowed


  • At least 30 days since other prior investigational drugs
  • No other concurrent investigational treatment
  • No other concurrent antitumoral treatment
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE France
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00006468
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000068282
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE GERCOR - Multidisciplinary Oncology Cooperative Group
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Aimery de Gramont, MD Hopital Saint Antoine
PRS Account National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Verification Date December 2000

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