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Bevacizumab and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: October 13, 2007
Last updated: June 23, 2011
Last verified: July 2009

October 13, 2007
June 23, 2011
April 2007
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Objective response (complete and partial) rate
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00544011 on Archive Site
  • Progression-free survival
  • Overall survival
  • Tolerance
  • Resectability rate
  • Biomarkers predictive of efficacy
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Bevacizumab and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Phase II Study Evaluating the Association of Bevacizumab and Chemotherapy of the Type Modified FOLFIRI 3 in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving bevacizumab together with combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well bevacizumab given together with combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.



  • Evaluate the objective response (complete and partial) rate in patients with metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma treated with bevacizumab and modified FOLFIRI 3 chemotherapy.


  • Determine progression-free and overall survival.
  • Determine the tolerance to this regimen.
  • Evaluate the resectability rate.
  • Evaluate biological markers predictive of the efficacy of this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on day 1, irinotecan hydrochloride IV over 90 minutes on days 1 and 3, and fluorouracil IV continuously over 46 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

At 14 days after completing chemotherapy, patients with progressive or stable disease receive maintenance therapy comprising bevacizumab and capecitabine.

Biological specimens are collected at baseline and before the fourth course of chemotherapy.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years.

Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Colorectal Cancer
  • Biological: bevacizumab
  • Drug: capecitabine
  • Drug: fluorouracil
  • Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
  • Other: diagnostic laboratory biomarker analysis
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  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum

    • Previously untreated metastatic disease
  • Measurable disease by RECIST

    • Must not be located in a prior radiation field
  • No cerebral or meningeal metastases


Inclusion criteria:

  • WHO performance status 0-1
  • Life expectancy > 12 weeks
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Transaminases ≤ 2 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases present)
  • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases present)
  • Creatinine ≤ 130 μmol/L OR creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min
  • Proteinuria < 2+ or urine protein ≤ 1 g/24 hours
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients of must use effective contraception

Exclusion criteria:

  • Uncontrolled cardiac disease
  • Prior cerebral vascular accident
  • Uncontrolled arterial hypertension
  • Severe renal or hepatic insufficiency
  • Prior arteriopathy
  • Bleeding disorder or nonhealing wound
  • Coagulopathy
  • Other malignancy within the past 2 years except basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or curatively treated carcinoma of the cervix
  • Psychiatric disorder compromising comprehension or participation in the study
  • Intestinal occlusion or subocclusion not caused by medical therapy


Inclusion criteria:

  • See Disease Characteristics

Exclusion criteria:

  • Prior adjuvant bevacizumab or irinotecan hydrochloride
  • Concurrent aspirin (> 325 mg/day) or therapeutic anticoagulants
  • Surgery in the past 28 days
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Hopital Jean Minjoz
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Investigator: Christophe Borg, PhD Hopital Jean Minjoz
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
July 2009

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