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Intraperitoneal Docetaxel in Combination With mFOLFOX6 for Gastric Cancer Patients With Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04583488
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
This is a single-center, open-label, non-randomized, uncontrolled Phase 1 study of intraperitoneal docetaxel in combination with systemic mFOLFOX6 for patients who have gastric cancer with gross peritoneal carcinomatosis (GC-PC).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Drug: Intraperitoneal docetaxel Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States and has a five-year survival of 40% after surgical resection. Metastatic gastric cancer has an even poorer prognosis and most patients die within the first year of diagnosis. Most patients are diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease due to non-specific or lack of symptomatology and treatment options are then limited to systemic chemotherapy. The peritoneum is the most frequent site of metastasis as well as cancer recurrence. Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (PC) results in adverse clinical sequelae and is ultimately responsible for 60% of all gastric cancer-related deaths. While visceral metastases originating from primary gastric cancer are relatively chemosensitive, peritoneal carcinomatosis is particularly challenging to treat because of inadequate drug delivery from systemic circulation. The primary purpose of this trial is to determine the safety of administering intraperitoneal docetaxel in conjunction with the standard of care treatment regimen of intravenous mFOLFOX6 (5-Fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin) in patients with primary gastric cancer with gross peritoneal carcinomatosis.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Intraperitoneal Docetaxel in Combination With 5-Fluorouracil, Leucovorin, and Oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) for Gastric Cancer Patients With Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2025
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2026

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MedlinePlus related topics: Stomach Cancer
Drug Information available for: Docetaxel

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intraperitoneal docetaxel
Participants will receive intraperitoneal docetaxel combined with the standard of care. A standard 3 + 3 dose escalation design will be used according to the dose escalation plan.
Drug: Intraperitoneal docetaxel
Up to 3 dose levels of intraperitoneal docetaxel will be studied (45mg/m2, 65 mg/m2, 85 mg/m2).
Other Name: Taxotere

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ]
    To determine the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of intraperitoneal docetaxel in conjunction with the standard of care treatment regimen of intravenous mFOLFOX6 in patients with primary gastric cancer with gross peritoneal carcinomatosis

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-Free Survival [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ]
    Progression-free survival rate at 20 weeks, which is defined as the percentage of patients alive and free of disease progression at 20 weeks.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have histologically-confirmed GC-PC by diagnostic laparoscopy who have not undergone chemotherapy for metastatic/recurrent disease.
  • Be willing and able to provide written informed consent/assent for the trial.
  • Be ≥ 18 years of age on day of signing informed consent.
  • Not have distant metastases as ruled out by an initial imaging (e.g. CT Chest/Abdomen/Pelvis with contrast), positron emission tomography (PET scan). Any metastasis in distant organs other than the peritoneum will exclude the patient from this study.
  • Have a performance status of 0 or 1 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Scale at study entry.
  • Demonstrate adequate organ function. All screening labs should be performed within 7 days prior to protocol therapy.
  • Female subject of childbearing potential should have a negative urine or serum pregnancy within 72 hours prior to receiving the first dose of study medication. If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential should be willing to use 2 methods of birth control or be surgically sterile, or abstain from heterosexual activity for the course of the study through 120 days after the last dose of study medication. Subjects of childbearing potential are those who have not been surgically sterilized or have not been free from menses for > 1 year.
  • Male subjects should agree to use an adequate method of contraception starting with the first dose of study therapy through 120 days after the last dose of study therapy.
  • Willingness to undergo intraperitoneal port placement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has gastric cancer involving the distal esophagus above the gastroesophageal (GE) junction (Siewart type 1, proximally), or second portion of the duodenum (distally).
  • Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or using an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of treatment.
  • Has a tumor positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) staining.
  • Has had prior surgery with dense intra-abdominal adhesions
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment.
  • Has had a prior monoclonal antibody within 4 weeks prior to study Day 1 or who has not recovered (i.e., ≤ Grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.
  • Has had prior chemotherapy, targeted small molecule therapy, or radiation therapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosureas or mitomycin C) prior to study Day 1 or who has not recovered (i.e., ≤ Grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due to a previously administered agent.
  • Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or requires active treatment. Exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or in situ cervical cancer that has undergone potentially curative therapy.
  • Has known central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis.
  • Has an active infection requiring antibiotic therapy.
  • Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the trial, interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the trial, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator.
  • Has any other medical condition, including mental illness or substance abuse, deemed by the Investigator to be likely to interfere with a patient's ability to sign informed consent, cooperate and participate in the study, or interfere with the interpretation of the results.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the trial, starting with the pre-screening or screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment.
  • Has a known history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies).
  • Has known active Hepatitis B (e.g., HBsAg reactive) or Hepatitis C virus (e.g., Hepatitis C virus RNA [qualitative] is detected).
  • Patients receiving any medications or substances that are inhibitors or inducers of Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP 3A4) are ineligible. Investigator can change to a similar agent that is a non-CYP3A4 inhibitor/inducer with a washout period of 1 week.
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of docetaxel or mFOLFOX6.
  • Patients who received pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy.
  • Peripheral neuropathy ≥ Grade 2.
  • History of allogeneic transplant.
  • Any known cardiac abnormalities, in accordance with mFOLFOX6 guidelines.
  • Any other condition that would render the patient to be unfit for the trial as deemed by the PI or clinical team.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04583488

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Contact: Fabian M Johnston, MD, MHS 410-502-0197
Contact: Sherry Leung 410-955-7518

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United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Contact: Fabian M Johnston, M.D., M.H.S., F.A.C.S    410-502-2846   
Contact: Sherry G Leung    410-955-7518   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
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Principal Investigator: Fabian M Johnston, MD, MHS Johns Hopkins University
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Responsible Party: Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT04583488    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00162730
First Posted: October 12, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2021
Last Verified: November 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes
Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
gastric cancer
Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stomach Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Abdominal Neoplasms
Peritoneal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action