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Bevacizumab or Cetuximab And Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, Capecitabine, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Pacreatic Cancer That Has Been Completely Removed By Surgery

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00305877
First Posted: March 22, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  Purpose
This randomized phase II trial is studying bevacizumab to see how well it works compared to cetuximab when given together with gemcitabine, capecitabine, and radiation therapy in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab and cetuximab, 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. Bevacizumab may also stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Cetuximab may also stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving bevacizumab or cetuximab together with gemcitabine, capecitabine, and radiation therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet known whether bevacizumab is more effective than cetuximab when given together with gemcitabine, capecitabine, and radiation therapy in treating pancreatic cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Stage IA Pancreatic Cancer Stage IB Pancreatic Cancer Stage IIA Pancreatic Cancer Stage IIB Pancreatic Cancer Biological: cetuximab Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Drug: capecitabine Radiation: radiation therapy Biological: bevacizumab Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Intergroup Randomized Phase II Study of Bevacizumab (NSC 704865) or Cetuximab (NSC 714692) in Combination With Gemcitabine and in Combination With Chemoradiation (Capecitabine and Radiation) in Patients With Completely-Resected Pancreatic Carcinoma

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of Patients With Specific Protocol Defined Adverse Event at Conclusion of All Therapy [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks while on treatment and for 30 days after the end of treatment ]

    Specific toxicities to be monitored pursuant to the primary endpoint include:

    1. Any grade 5 toxicities
    2. Grade 4 dyspnea, neutropenic fever, allergic reaction, rash, wound dehiscence, wound infection, hypertension
    3. Grade 3 or higher arterial thromboembolic phenomena, bleeding, phlebitis/deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE), hemorrhage, ileus, bowel perforation, diarrhea, and mucositis
    4. ECOG performance status decline by 2 or greater for >24 hours
    5. Weight loss >10%


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Two-year Overall Survival Rate [ Time Frame: Assessed every 3 months for 2 years ]
    Overall survival (OS) is defined as the time from randomization to death from any cause, or censored at last known date of survival.

  • Two-year Disease-free Survival (DFS) [ Time Frame: Assessed every 3 months for 2 years, and every 6 months after completion of treatment for 2 years, then annually for 3 years ]
    Disease-free survival (DFS) is defined as the time from randomization to the first treatment failure (recurrence or death before recurrence).


Enrollment: 137
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I (cetuximab, gemcitabine, capecitabine, radiation)
Patients receive cetuximab IV over 60-120 minutes on day 1, once weekly, in weeks 1-24; gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on day 1, once weekly, in weeks 1-3, 13-15, 17-19, and 21-23; oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-5, 5 days a week, in weeks 5-10. Patients also undergo radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, beginning in week 5 and continuing for approximately 5½ weeks (25 fractions).
Biological: cetuximab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • C225
  • C225 monoclonal antibody
  • IMC-C225
  • MOAB C225
  • monoclonal antibody C225
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • dFdC
  • difluorodeoxycytidine hydrochloride
  • gemcitabine
  • Gemzar
Drug: capecitabine
Given orally
Other Names:
  • CAPE
  • Ro 09-1978/000
  • Xeloda
Radiation: radiation therapy
Undergo radiation therapy
Other Names:
  • irradiation
  • radiotherapy
  • therapy, radiation
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Experimental: Arm II (bevacizumab, gemcitabine, capecitabine, radiation)
Patients receive bevacizumab IV over 60-90 minutes on day 1 in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 23. Patients also receive gemcitabine hydrochloride and capecitabine and undergo radiotherapy as in arm I.
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • dFdC
  • difluorodeoxycytidine hydrochloride
  • gemcitabine
  • Gemzar
Drug: capecitabine
Given orally
Other Names:
  • CAPE
  • Ro 09-1978/000
  • Xeloda
Radiation: radiation therapy
Undergo radiation therapy
Other Names:
  • irradiation
  • radiotherapy
  • therapy, radiation
Biological: bevacizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • anti-VEGF humanized monoclonal antibody
  • anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • Avastin
  • rhuMAb VEGF
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To describe the toxicity profile of cetuximab and bevacizumab when combined with gemcitabine, before and after capecitabine plus radiation and during capecitabine plus radiation in patients with completely-resected pancreatic carcinoma in the adjuvant setting.

II. To assess the safety profile of either cetuximab or bevacizumab plus gemcitabine in patients with resected pancreatic cancer.

III. To obtain tissue specimens from resections of patients enrolled on study for correlative studies and further evaluations.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To evaluate disease-free and overall survival for patients receiving either cetuximab or bevacizumab in combination with gemcitabine before and after capecitabine plus radiation.

II. To assess the safety profile for patients receiving either capecitabine plus cetuximab plus radiation, or capecitabine plus bevacizumab plus radiation.

III. To correlate changes in serum amphiregulin and TGF alpha to survival, DFS and rash for patients receiving cetuximab.

IV. To determine the 2-year survival rate for patients receiving either cetuximab plus gemcitabine before and after capecitabine plus cetuximab plus radiation, or bevacizumab plus gemcitabine before and after capecitabine plus bevacizumab plus radiation.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to degree of prior resection of the pancreatic tumor (R0 vs R1). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

Arm I: Patients receive cetuximab IV over 60-120 minutes on day 1, once weekly, in weeks 1-24; gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on day 1, once weekly, in weeks 1-3, 13-15, 17-19, and 21-23; oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-5, 5 days a week, in weeks 5-10. Patients also undergo radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, beginning in week 5 and continuing for approximately 5½ weeks (25 fractions).

Arm II: Patients receive bevacizumab IV over 60-90 minutes on day 1 in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 23. Patients also receive gemcitabine hydrochloride and capecitabine and undergo radiotherapy as in arm I.

In both arms, treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for up to 3 years.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed evidence of pancreatic carcinoma
  • Patients must have had all gross disease resected (R0 or R1 resection)
  • Patients undergoing an R2 resection are not eligible
  • Patients must have had no prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer and must have had no prior EGFR/VEGF inhibition
  • Patient must have ECOG performance status of 0-2
  • Leukocytes >= 3,000/μL
  • ANC >= 1,500/μL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/μL
  • Total bilirubin Within normal institutional limits
  • AST (SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) =< 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • Patients must be > 4 weeks and =< 8 weeks post-surgery at time of study registration (may be up to 10 weeks post-surgery prior to start of study therapy)
  • Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males are strongly advised to use an accepted and effective method of contraception prior to study entry
  • Women must not be pregnant or breast-feeding; all agents used in this study as well as radiation therapy to the abdomen have the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects; all females of childbearing potential must have a blood test or urine study within 2 weeks prior to registration to rule out pregnancy
  • Patients must not be receiving any other investigational agents
  • Patients with known metastases are not eligible
  • Patients with a history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to cetuximab, bevacizumab or other agents used in the study are not eligible
  • Patients with wounds that have not fully healed are not eligible
  • Patients must not have cardiac arrhythmia
  • Patients must have no known HIV infection
  • Patients must not have any of the following: acinar cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine carcinoma, cystadenocarcinoma, carcinosarcoma
  • Patients with psychiatric or addictive disorders or other conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude them from meeting the study requirements are not eligible
  • Patients requiring full dose anticoagulation are not eligible
  • Patients with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) are not eligible
  • Patients with a history of the following within twelve months of study entry are not eligible:

    • Arterial thrombembolic events
    • Unstable angina
    • Myocardial infarction
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00305877


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jordan Berlin Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00305877     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02969
NCI-2012-02969 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
CALGB-ECOG-E2204
SWOG-ECOG-E2204
ECOG-E2204
NCCTG-ECOG-E2204
E2204 ( Other Identifier: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group )
E2204 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA021115 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: March 21, 2006
First Posted: March 22, 2006
Results First Submitted: September 24, 2013
Results First Posted: November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2014
Last Verified: December 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Capecitabine
Bevacizumab
Cetuximab
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors