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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00095901
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 9, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Roche Pharma AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lori J. Wirth, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

November 9, 2004
November 9, 2004
March 29, 2018
June 2004
May 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Rate of Response [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Tumor response rate based on tumor measurement (according to the nasT criteria). Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST).
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  • Correlation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with response as assessed by a two-sample t-test with arcsin approximation [ Time Frame: Baseline and every 2 cycles ]
  • Correlation of EBV status to thymidine phosphorylase expression as assessed by Fischer's exact test [ Time Frame: Basleine and every 2 cycles ]
  • Correlation of response to thymidine phosphorylase expression as assessed by Fischer's exact test [ Time Frame: Baseline and every 2 cycles ]
  • Rate of Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to the date of first known disease progression, or the date of death if the patient ]
  • Rate of Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to the date of death or the last date patient was known to be alive ]
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Capecitabine For Nasopharyngeal Cancer
A Phase II Study Of Capecitabine In Previously Treated, Recurrent And/Or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

This study plans to examine the effects of Capecitabine administered as an oral chemotherapy drug in participants with nasopharyngeal cancer.

Capecitabine is an oral prodrug. A "prodrug" is a drug that is converted within the body into its active form that has medical effects. Capecitabine is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), which is a chemotherapy agent frequently used to treat head and neck cancers. Capecitabine is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and is converted to 5-FU. Capecitabine (Xeloda9) has been tested in subjects with colorectal and breast cancers, and shown to be effective in those cancers. Likewise, 5-FU has shown benefit when administered as a continuous infusion for those with nasopharyngeal cancers. Since Capecitabine is a prodrug of 5-FU, it is possible that similar results will be achieved.

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of capecitabine in treating patients who have locally recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer.

This is a nonrandomized, multicenter study.

- Patients receive oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14. Treatment repeats every 21 days.

Interventional
Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Head and Neck Cancer
Drug: Capecitabine
Other Name: Xeloda
Experimental: Capecitabine
Capecitabine (Xeloda 4:14. ) 150 mg and 500 mg tablets. Capecitabine will be administered at a dose of 1000 mg/m2 twice daily, for a total daily dose of 2000 mg/m 2. Capecitabine will administered P.O. or per G-tube B.I.D. for 14 days, followed by a one-week rest period in 3-week cycles.
Intervention: Drug: Capecitabine
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
3
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May 2007
May 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Inclusion Criteria

    • To be eligible for inclusion, each patient must fulfill each of the following criteria:
    • Provide written informed consent prior to study-specific screening procedures, with the understanding that the patient has the right to withdraw from the study at any time, without prejudice.
    • At least 18 years of age.
    • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of ≤ 1 (see Appendix C).
    • Histologically confirmed nasopharyngeal carcinoma, WHO types I, II or III, with recurrent locoregional and/or metastatic disease. Primary cancers of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses, sinonasal neuroendocrine carcinomas or primary malignancies of the salivary gland will NOT be eligible.
    • Have received at least one, but no more than 2, prior chemotherapy regimens for recurrent and/or metastatic disease. Patients with recurrent locoregional and/or metastatic NPC who are unable to tolerate a platinum-based chemotherapy due to previous treatment with a platinum or a condition that precludes their use will also be eligible.
    • Have tumor tissue available for EBER analysis, if not already done.
    • Have at least one measurable lesion according to the RECIST criteria (see Appendix B) which has not been irradiated within 6 months of enrollment. Pleural effusion and bone metastases are not considered measurable. Minimum indicator lesion size: ≥ 10 mm measured by spiral CT or ≥ 20 mm measured by conventional techniques.
    • Have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 7 days prior to registration in female patients of childbearing potential.
  • Exclusion Criteria

    • Patients who fulfill any of the following criteria will be excluded:
    • Pregnant or lactating women. Women of childbearing potential with either a positive or no pregnancy test at baseline. Women or men of childbearing potential not using a reliable and appropriate contraceptive method. (Postmenopausal women must have been amenorrheic for at least 12 months to be considered of non-childbearing potential).
    • Life expectancy <3 months.
    • Serious, uncontrolled, concurrent infection(s).
    • Prior fluoropyrimidine therapy within 6 months of enrollment. Subjects with previous 5-FU or other fluoropyrimidine treatment are eligible, if ≥ 6 months has elapsed since this previous therapy.
    • Prior unanticipated severe reaction to fluoropyrimidine therapy, or known extreme sensitivity to 5-FU.
    • Completion of previous chemotherapy regimen < 4 weeks prior to the start of study treatment, or with related toxicities unresolved prior to the start of study treatment.
    • Previous radiotherapy < 4 weeks prior to the start of study treatment.
    • Other malignancy within the last five years, except non-melanoma skin and in-situ cervical cancer.
    • Participation in any investigational drug study within 4 weeks preceding the start of study treatment.
    • Clinically significant cardiac disease (e.g. congestive heart failure, symptomatic coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias not well controlled with medication) or myocardial infarction within the last 12 months.
    • Evidence of central nervous system (CNS) metastases (unless CNS metastases have been stable for > 3 months) or history of uncontrolled seizures, central nervous system disorders or psychiatric disability judged by the investigator to be clinically significant, precluding informed consent, or interfering with compliance of oral drug intake. Other serious uncontrolled medical conditions that the investigator feels might compromise study participation.
    • Major surgery within 4 weeks of the start of study treatment, without complete recovery.
    • Malabsorption syndrome of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
    • Any of the following laboratory values:

      • Abnormal hematologic values (neutrophils < 1.5 x 10 9/L, platelet count < 100 x 10 9/L)
      • Impaired renal function (estimated creatinine clearance <30 ml/min as calculated with Cockroft-Gault equation or serum creatinine > 1.5 x upper normal limit).
      • Note: In patients with moderate renal impairment (estimated creatinine clearance 30-50 mL/min) at baseline, a dose reduction to 75% of the capecitabine starting dose is recommended.
      • Serum bilirubin > 1.5 x upper normal limit.
      • ALT, AST > 2.5 x upper normal limit (or > 5 x upper normal limit in the case of liver metastases).
      • Alkaline phosphatase > 2.5 x upper normal limit (or > 5 x upper normal limit in the case of liver metastases or > 10 x upper normal limit in the case of bone disease).
    • Unwillingness to give written informed consent.
    • Unwillingness to participate or inability to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study.
    • Other serious uncontrolled medical conditions that the investigator feels might compromise study participation
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
No
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United States
 
 
NCT00095901
03-384
P30CA006516 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Yes
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Plan to Share IPD: No
Lori J. Wirth, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Roche Pharma AG
Principal Investigator: Lori J. Wirth, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
March 2018

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