Randomized Multicenter Study Comparing Docetaxel Plus Cisplatin and 5-FU to Cisplatin Plus 5-FU in Advanced Gastric Cancer
Primary objective: to select one of the 2 test arms (docetaxel with cisplatin, docetaxel with cisplatin and 5-FU), based primarily on complete responses, to advance to a phase III survival comparison against the CDDP + 5-FU control arm.
Secondary objective: to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative safety profile of the 2 test groups.
Primary objective: to detect a statistically significant increase in time to progression (TTP) for the test arm (docetaxel plus cisplatin and 5-FU) relative to the control arm (cisplatin plus 5-FU).
Main secondary objective: to detect a statistically significant increase in overall survival (OS) for the test arm (docetaxel plus cisplatin and 5-FU) relative to the control arm (cisplatin plus 5-FU).
Other secondary objectives: to compare response rates, time to treatment failure, duration of response, safety profiles, quality of life and disease-related symptoms.Socio-economic data will be collected in order to be able to perform an analysis by country when necessary.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Open Label, Randomized Multicentre Phase II/III Study of Docetaxel in Combination With Cisplatin (CDDP) or Docetaxel in Combination With 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and CDDP Compared to the Combination of CDDP and 5-FU in Patients With Metastatic or Locally Recurrent Gastric Cancer Previously Untreated With Chemotherapy for Advanced Disease|
- to detect a significant increase in time to progression in favor of docetaxel plus cisplatin and 5-FU compared to cisplatin plus 5-FU. Tumor assessments (assessed with WHO criteria) had to be performed every 8 weeks until progression
- Patients were to be followed until death (overall survival). Clinical and laboratory were assessed with NCIC-CTG scale, before each cycle. Quality of life and clinical benefit were assessed every 2 weeks until progression and then every 3 months.
|Study Start Date:||October 1998|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2003|
|Principal Investigator:||Jaffer Ajani, MD||MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, US|
|Principal Investigator:||E. Van Cutsem, MD||University hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium|