Nitrocamptothecin Compared With Other Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Cancer of the Pancreas
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||June 2, 2000|
|Last Updated Date||July 23, 2008|
|Start Date ICMJE||March 1999|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00005870 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Nitrocamptothecin Compared With Other Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Cancer of the Pancreas|
|Official Title ICMJE||Phase III Randomized Study of RFS 2000 (9-Nitro-Camptothecin, 9-NC) Versus Most Appropriate Therapy in Refractory Pancreatic Cancer Patients|
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether nitrocamptothecin is more effective than other chemotherapy for cancer of the pancreas.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of nitrocamptothecin with that of other chemotherapy in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory cancer of the pancreas.
OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the overall survival, objective response rate, time to treatment failure, and time to progression in patients with recurrent or refractory adenocarcinoma of the pancreas treated with oral nitrocamptothecin vs most appropriate chemotherapy. II. Compare the toxicity of these regimens in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to Karnofsky performance status (50-70% vs greater than 70%). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms: Arm I: Patients receive oral nitrocamptothecin on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every week for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable or responding disease after week 8 may receive additional courses. Arm II: Patients are stratified according to most appropriate therapy possible (mitomycin or investigator's choice (including best supportive care) vs gemcitabine vs fluorouracil). Patients who previously received fluorouracil and gemcitabine with or without radiotherapy receive mitomycin or the investigator's choice of any proven or experimental chemotherapy regimen previously submitted to the sponsor. Patients who previously received fluorouracil only, other chemotherapy only, or fluorouracil with other chemotherapy receive a proven or experimental regimen comprising gemcitabine. Patients who previously received gemcitabine with other chemotherapy receive a proven or experimental regimen comprising fluorouracil. Patients with stable or responding disease after week 8 may receive additional courses if medically indicated. Patients for whom these drugs are not indicated may receive best supportive care. At the time of disease progression, patients may receive treatment with nitrocamptothecin. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year or until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 400 patients (200 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 15 months.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically proven adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with failure or relapse after at least 1 prior chemotherapy regimen Ineligible if only prior chemotherapy regimen consisted of gemcitabine alone or fluorouracil as a radiosensitizer No prior nitrocamptothecin or other camptothecin analogs
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: Karnofsky 50-100% Life expectancy: At least 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count greater than 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 9 g/dL Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT and SGPT no greater than 3 times normal (5 times normal if liver tumor present) Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 2 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered No concurrent filgrastim (G-CSF) with nitrocamptothecin No concurrent anticancer immunotherapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered No other concurrent anticancer chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent anticancer hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent anticancer radiotherapy Surgery: At least 2 weeks since prior surgery and recovered No planned major surgery within 8 weeks after initiation of treatment
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00005870|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000067906, SUPERGEN-RFS2000-09, RPCI-DS-99-11|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Astex Pharmaceuticals|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||June 2007|
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