Gemcitabine With Curcumin for Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: September 21, 2010
Last verified: September 2010

The study hypotheasis is that curcumin, a natural compound with a potent antiproliferative effect, can improve the efficacy of the standard chemotherapy gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. That is why the patients are given a daily oral dose of 8 gr of curcumin along the chemotherapeutic protocol of weekly gemcitabine.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: curcumin (+ gemcitabine)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Gemcitabine and Curcumin in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time to tumor progression

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • response rate
  • survival
  • clinical benefit
  • toxicity

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: July 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • no prior chemotherapy
  • performance status 0-2
  • adequate hematology and chemistry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious concurrent medical condition
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00192842

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Ron Epelbaum, MD
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00192842     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RonCurcuminPancreas.CTIL
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 21, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Central Nervous System Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors processed this record on April 17, 2014