Effect of Target Therapy on Patients Undergoing Synchronic Hepatectomy for Colorectal Liver Metastases
The aim of this study is to explore whether target therapy in combination with chemotherapy as treatment could improve survival or tumor response in patients undergoing Synchronic Hepatectomy for Colorectal Liver Metastases.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Target Therapy Plus Chemotherapy in Patients Undergoing Liver Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases|
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
patients received chemotherapy alone
patients received target therapy combined with chemotherapy
In patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), the liver is the most common site of hematogenous metastases. Approximately half of patients develop hepatic metastases during the course of the disease, and hepatic metastases are responsible for death in at least two thirds of CRC patients.
Over the past decade, due to the introduction of irinotecan-based or oxaliplatin-based combination chemotherapy, the median survival among patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM) has increased from 6 ~8 months to more than 20 months5.In recent years, target therapy has rapidly gained attention for the treatment of CLM and is under active investigation.
Although numerous publications have reported the efficacy of target therapy in combination treatment for CLM patients, most of these studies focused solely on those patients without undergoing resection of liver metastases. In contrast, little work has concentrated on exploring the effection of target therapy for CLM patients undergoing Synchronic Hepatectomy.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01677728
|Contact: Xu Jianmin, MDemail@example.com|
|Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University||Recruiting|
|Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 200032|
|Contact: Jianmin Xu, M.D.,Ph.D. 86-13501984869 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Jianmin Xu, M.D.,Ph.D.|
|Study Chair:||Xu Jianmin, MD||Shanghai Zhongshan Hospital|