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Study of Irinotecan Plus Capecitabine to Treat Advanced Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 24, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jin Li, Fudan University
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of single-week regimen of irinotecan plus capecitabine in the first-line or second-line treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: irinotecan, capecitabine Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Irinotecan Plus Capecitabine as the First-line or Second-line Treatment for Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Jin Li, Fudan University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of Diarrhea [ Time Frame: eight weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: eight weeks ]
  • Response rate [ Time Frame: eight weeks ]
  • Disease control rate [ Time Frame: eight weeks ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: eight weeks ]
  • Number of Participants with Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: eight weeks ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: wXELIRI regimen Drug: irinotecan, capecitabine
Irinotecan: 90 mg/m2, d1, iv gtt; Capecitabine: 1200mg/m2 Bid, d1-5, po; The regimen is repeated every 7 days.

Detailed Description:
Irinotecan and capecitabine are approved to be the effective drugs for the advanced colorectal cancer patients. However, the combination of these two drugs are not regularly recommended due to the severe diarrhea as the most common adverse event.This study was designed to explore whether the single-week regimen of irinotecan plus capecitabine improves efficacy and does not increase the toxicity in advanced colorectal cancer patients in China.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent
  • Histologically confirmed colorectal cancer
  • Age 18-70 years old
  • Advanced colorectal cancer patients, first-line or second-line treatment, the adjuvant treatment including the oxaliplatin or/and 5FU should be finished six months before
  • Have at least one measurable lesion according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria.
  • ECOG 0-1
  • Life expectancy of more than 3 months.
  • Normal laboratory values: hemoglobin > 90g/dl, neutrophils > 1.5×10^9/L, platelets > 100×10^9/L, serum creatinine < 1.5×upper limit of normal (ULN), serum bilirubin < 1.5×ULN, ALT and AST < 2.5×ULN, AKP < 4×ULN

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating patients
  • Concurrent disease or condition that would make the subject inappropriate for study participation, or any serious medical disorder that would interfere with the subject's safety
  • Active or uncontrolled infection
  • Known history of uncontrolled or symptomatic angina, arrhythmias, or congestive heart failure
  • Patients could not swallow the tablets
  • Concomitant with brain metastases
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01322152

China, Shanghai
Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fudan University
Principal Investigator: Jin Li, PhD Fudan University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jin Li, Dr, Fudan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01322152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XELIRIcrc
First Submitted: March 23, 2011
First Posted: March 24, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Jin Li, Fudan University:

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
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors