Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Gallbladder or Bile Duct Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2005 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: February 2005

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of irinotecan in treating patients with advanced gallbladder or bile duct cancer that cannot be removed surgically.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gallbladder Cancer
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of CPT-11 in Patients With Advanced Gallbladder or Bile Duct Tumors

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Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the objective tumor response rate in patients with advanced gallbladder or bile duct tumors treated with irinotecan. II. Evaluate time-to-progression, survival, and toxic effects associated with irinotecan given weekly for 4 weeks every 6 weeks in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive a 90 minute continuous infusion of irinotecan on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 for 4 weeks, followed by a 2 week rest period. Courses of treatment are repeated every 42 days. Patients continue treatment in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months for the next 4 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 22-40 patients will be accrued for this study over 2-4 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically proven gallbladder or bile duct carcinoma with metastatic or recurrent disease deemed unresectable and not considered a candidate for potentially curative therapy Measurable or evaluable disease No known active CNS disease Closed to bile duct carcinoma as of July 1999

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Bilirubin no greater than 2 times ULN in patients with biliary stents or percutaneous biliary catheters Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease Other: Nutritional intake at least 1200 kcal/day No uncontrolled infection or chronic debilitating disease Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No uncontrolled seizure disorder No prior malignancy within 5 years except adequately treated basal cell/squamous cell carcinomas and adequately treated noninvasive carcinomas

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior biological therapy or immunotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease Prior adjuvant chemotherapy allowed if used as a radiation sensitizer for completely resected disease No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease Prior adjuvant radiotherapy allowed if used as a radiation sensitizer for completely resected disease No radiotherapy to greater than 25% of bone marrow No radiotherapy within the past 4 weeks No concurrent radiotherapy Concurrent CNS radiation allowed Surgery: No post abdominal exploration (with or without resection) within the past 4 weeks Other: No concurrent medication for other medical conditions except for: Analgesics Chronic treatments for preexisting conditions Agents required for life-threatening medical conditions No laxatives

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003276

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinic and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 6X3
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Study Chair: Steven R. Alberts, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Fishkin P, Alberts S, Mahoney M, et al.: Irinotecan (CPT-11) in patients (Pts) with advanced gallbladder (GB) Carcinoma (CA): a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) phase II study. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 20: A-618, 2001.
Alberts S, Mahoney M, Fishkin P, et al.: Toxicity of irinotecan (CPT-11) in patients (PTS) with advanced gallbladder (GB) or biliary (BILI) tumors: a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 19: A-1166, 2000. Identifier: NCT00003276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066181, NCCTG-964252
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unresectable gallbladder cancer
recurrent gallbladder cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gallbladder Neoplasms
Biliary Tract Diseases
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gallbladder Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
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