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Chemotherapy Via an Implantable Pump Compared With a Subcutaneous Port for Unresectable Liver Metastases in Patients With Resected Colorectal Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002793
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 2, 2004
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2013
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Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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 or giving the drugs in different ways may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of chemotherapy administered via an implantable pump with a subcutaneous port for unresectable liver metastases in patients with resected primary colorectal cancer.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Metastatic Cancer Drug: fluorouracil Drug: leucovorin calcium Phase 3

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the efficacy of 2 schedules of fluorouracil/leucovorin given as a continuous intra-arterial infusion via an implantable pump vs. a subcutaneous port for unresectable liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer. II. Compare the effect of each treatment on response rate, quality of life, and rate of technical complications in these patients.

OUTLINE: Randomized study. The following acronyms are used: CF Leucovorin calcium, NSC-3590 5-FU Fluorouracil, NSC-19893 Arm I: Single-Agent Chemotherapy with Drug Modulation. 5-FU; with CF. Weekly infusion via an implantable pump. Arm II: Single-Agent Chemotherapy with Drug Modulation. 5-FU; with CF. Weekly infusion via a subcutaneous infusion port. Arm III: Single-Agent Chemotherapy with Drug Modulation. 5-FU; with CF. Monthly infusion via an implantable pump. Arm IV: Single-Agent Chemotherapy with Drug Modulation. 5-FU; with CF. Monthly infusion via a subcutaneous infusion port.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 336 patients will be entered in this multicenter study.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 336 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PALLIATIVE LOCAL CHEMOTHERAPY FOR NON-RESECTABLE LIVER METASTASES FROM COLORECTAL CARCINOMA, A RANDOMISED PHASE III STUDY
Study Start Date : January 1991

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 76 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Primary colorectal cancer with unresectable liver metastases Less than 75% involvement of the liver Radical resection of primary colon or rectal tumor required No local recurrence or extrahepatic metastases No portal vein thrombosis, ascites, or cirrhosis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 76 Performance status: Karnofsky 70%-100% Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000 Platelets greater than 100,000 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 4 mg/dL Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 1,200 U/L Coagulation tests normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL Other: No prior malignancy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics No prior intra-arterial chemotherapy for liver metastases No prior hepatic chemoembolization At least 3 months since fluorouracil


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002793


Locations
Germany
Klinikum der J.W. Goethe Universitaet
Frankfurt, Germany, D-60590
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Matthias Lorenz, MD Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002793     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000064871
GER-ALM-03/95
EU-96007
First Posted: September 2, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2013
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV colon cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
recurrent colon cancer
recurrent rectal cancer
liver metastases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Fluorouracil
Levoleucovorin
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidotes
Protective Agents