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Phase II Efficacy Study of AZD6244 in Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2007
Last updated: August 12, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
The purpose of the study is to assess if there is benefit when using AZD6244 in the treatment if metastatic colorectal cancer in comparison with another treatment called capecitabine. This study will also assess how safe and well tolerated AZD6244 is.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Drug: AZD6244 Drug: Capecitabine Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Open, Randomized Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of AZD6244 vs Capecitabine (Xeloda) in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Who Have Failed One or Two Prior Chemotherapeutic Regimens.

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression event count [ Time Frame: assessed after each visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: assessed at each visit ]

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: Capecitabine
oral tablet
Other Name: Xeloda
Experimental: 2
Drug: AZD6244
oral vial
Other Name: ARRY-142886


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • colorectal cancer
  • require treatment but have failed one or two previous chemotherapeutic regimens that must have included oxaliplatin and/or irinotecan
  • have World Health Organisation (WHO) performance status 0-2 and life expectancy > 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous therapy with EGFR inhibitor, MEK inhibitor or capecitabine
  • any recent surgery, unhealed surgical incision or severe concomitant condition which makes it undesirable for the patient to participate in the study
  • nausea and vomiting, chronic gastrointestinal disease or significant bowel resection that would preclude adequate absorption
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00514761

Research Site
Goiania, Brazil
Research Site
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Research Site
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Clive Morris, MD AstraZeneca
Study Director: Gill Pover, MD AstraZeneca
Study Director: Lance Smith AstraZeneca
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00514761     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1532C00011
Study First Received: August 9, 2007
Last Updated: August 12, 2014

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
colorectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017