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Gemcitabine Plus Oxaliplatin in Treating Patients With Refractory Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2000
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: April 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining gemcitabine and oxaliplatin in treating patients who have refractory locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: oxaliplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I(Limited)/Phase II Study of Oxaliplatin (OXAL) and Gemcitabine (GEMZAR) in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Carcinoma

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

Study Start Date: October 1999
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and tolerability of gemcitabine plus oxaliplatin in patients with refractory metastatic or locally advanced pancreatic cancer (phase I portion of the study closed as of 7/5/00). II. Determine the objective tumor response rate to this combination regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation and efficacy study. Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 immediately followed by oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks. Patients achieving stable disease, partial response, or regressive disease continue with therapy. Patients achieving complete response for two consecutive evaluations receive an additional 2 courses of therapy. Phase I (closed as of 7/5/00): Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of gemcitabine and oxaliplatin until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Phase II: Patients receive the MTD of gemcitabine and oxaliplatin as in phase I. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months for 4 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 32-52 patients (12 patients to phase I (phase I closed as of 7/5/00) and 20-40 to phase II) will be accrued for this study within approximately 11-28 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed ductal or undifferentiated primary pancreatic cancer for which no standard curative therapy exists Progressive locally advanced disease after combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy OR Not a candidate for combined therapy OR Metastatic disease No islet cell, acinar cell, or cystadenocarcinomas Measurable or evaluable disease No known brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Karnofsky 50-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than ULN OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No symptomatic congestive heart failure No unstable angina No cardiac arrhythmia Other: No other uncontrolled illness No active infection No allergy to platinum compounds, gemcitabine, or antiemetics No other malignancy within the past 5 years except basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No evidence of neuropathy except preexisting grade I or II Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy or immunotherapy No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease At least 6 months since prior adjuvant chemotherapy, including cisplatin or gemcitabine, for radiosensitization in locally advanced disease No prior cisplatin or gemcitabine for locally advanced disease No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to 25% or more of bone marrow No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent investigational agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004190

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinical and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 6X3
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Study Chair: Steven R. Alberts, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Alberts SR, Townley P, Cha SS, et al.: Oxaliplatin and gemcitabine for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) phase II study. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-501, 2002. Identifier: NCT00004190     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067431, NCCTG-984351
Study First Received: January 21, 2000
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III pancreatic cancer
recurrent pancreatic cancer
duct cell adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
stage IV pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Pancreatic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
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