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A Phase 3 Trial of ALIMTA (LY231514, Pemetrexed) Plus GEMZAR Versus GEMZAR in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas.

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 2, 2002
Last updated: July 18, 2006
Last verified: July 2006

Definition: This study will compare the drug GEMZAR to a combination of GEMZAR plus ALIMTA for the treatment of cancer of the pancreas. Patients may be able to participate in this study if they have cancer in their pancreas that cannot be removed by surgery OR that has spread to a new site in their body.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Metastases, Neoplasm
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Trial of ALIMTA (LY231514, Pemetrexed) Plus GEMZAR Versus GEMZAR in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pancreas cancer that cannot be removed by surgery OR that has spread to a new site in your body.
  • You must have one tumor that can be physically measured or scanned by the doctor.
  • You have not had any chemotherapy, immunotherapy, biologic therapy, or hormonal therapy for pancreas cancer, including 5-FU.
  • You cannot have any radiation for 4 weeks before starting this study, and you cannot have radiation to the whole pelvis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with any medication or device that has not been approved by regulatory agencies, like the FDA, at the time you enter the study.
  • Documentation that the cancer has spread to your brain.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • A second primary cancer.
  • Unable to stop aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (like ibuprofen) for 5-8 days.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00035035

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No publications provided Identifier: NCT00035035     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00049426
Other Study ID Numbers: 5148, H3E-MC-JMES
Study First Received: May 2, 2002
Last Updated: July 18, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Eli Lilly and Company:
Unresectable or Metastatic Cancer of the Pancreas

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplastic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Gastrointestinal Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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