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CCI-779 in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2004
Last updated: January 16, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as CCI-779, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. This phase II trial is studying how well CCI-779 works in treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer

Condition Intervention Phase
Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer Stage II Pancreatic Cancer Stage III Pancreatic Cancer Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Drug: temsirolimus Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of CCI-779 in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The method of Thall and Simon will be employed.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall response rate defined as the number of patients who achieved CR or PR divided by the number of patients treated [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    95% confidence interval will be presented

  • Duration of response [ Time Frame: From the time of objective response to the time of progressive disease, assessed up to 2 years ]
  • Time to progression (TTP) [ Time Frame: From the time of the study entry to the time of relapse or progression, assessed up to 2 years ]
  • Systemic and local adverse events assessed using the established National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, median, and range) will be displayed for relevant laboratory parameters.

  • Levels of PTEN, AKT, and PI3K [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Expression levels will be correlated with patient survival duration using Cox proportional hazard regression analysis

  • Expression and phosphorylation status of p70s6k [ Time Frame: Up to 7 days ]
    Descriptive statistics will be applied to report the mean, duration of the effects on p70s6k phosphorylation.

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: December 2003
Primary Completion Date: March 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (temsirolimus)
Patients receive CCI-779 IV over 30 minutes once weekly. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: temsirolimus
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CCI-779
  • cell cycle inhibitor 779
  • Torisel
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the overall survival at 6 months in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer treated with CCI-779.


I. Determine time to progression, progression-free survival, overall survival, and tumor response rate in patients with measurable disease treated with this drug.

II. Correlate biomarkers of response with clinical response in patients treated with this drug.

III. Determine the safety and toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Patients receive CCI-779 IV over 30 minutes once weekly. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study within 13 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas

    • Locally advanced or metastatic disease
  • Radiographic evidence of disease
  • No known brain metastases
  • Performance status - ECOG 0-2
  • More than 3 months
  • WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases are present)
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min
  • 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
  • Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 350 mg/dL
  • Fasting triglycerides ≤ 400 mg/dL
  • No ongoing or active infection
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • No other concurrent uncontrolled illness
  • No concurrent prophylactic hematopoietic colony-stimulating factors
  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer
  • More than 2 months since prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for resected pancreatic cancer

    • Must have radiographic evidence of recurrent disease
  • More than 2 months since prior chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

    • Must have radiographic evidence of disease progression
  • See Chemotherapy
  • See Chemotherapy
  • No other concurrent investigational or commercial agents or therapies for the malignancy
  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00075647

United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Henry Xiong M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00075647     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02567
N01CM17003 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CDR0000347405 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: January 9, 2004
Last Updated: January 16, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
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