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Perifosine in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced, Unresectable, or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: May 6, 2003
Last updated: June 21, 2013
Last verified: August 2004

May 6, 2003
June 21, 2013
July 2003
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Perifosine in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced, Unresectable, or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Phase II Trial Of Perifosine In Locally Advanced, Unresectable Or Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

RATIONALE: Perifosine may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for tumor cell growth.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of perifosine in treating patients who have locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic pancreatic cancer.


  • Determine the activity of perifosine, in terms of objective response, in patients with locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic pancreatic cancer.
  • Determine the response duration, progression-free survival, and overall survival of patients treated with this drug.
  • Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive oral perifosine every 6 hours for a total of 6 doses and then once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35-84 patients will be accrued for this study within 21 months.

Phase 2
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: perifosine
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Marsh Rde W, Rocha Lima CM, Levy DE, Mitchell EP, Rowland KM Jr, Benson AB 3rd. A phase II trial of perifosine in locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2007 Feb;30(1):26-31.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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August 2005
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  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • Locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic disease
  • Measurable disease
  • No known brain metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • WBC at least 3,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL


  • AST no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Bilirubin no greater than 2 times ULN


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.4 mg/dL


  • No symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina pectoris
  • No cardiac arrhythmia


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No ongoing or active infection
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • No other concurrent illness that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer
  • More than 6 months since prior chemotherapy for other diseases

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • At least 4 weeks since prior surgery and recovered


  • No other concurrent investigational agents for pancreatic cancer
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Robert de W. Marsh, MD University of Florida
Investigator: Caio Max S. Rocha Lima, MD H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
August 2004

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