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Etanercept and Gemcitabine in Patients With Advanced, Chemotherapy Naive Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Immunex Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Miguel Villalona, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00201838
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 18, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

September 12, 2005
December 18, 2012
July 2001
October 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
anti-tumor effect as measured by the proportion of patients free of disease-progression at six months after treatment initiation [ Time Frame: 2001-2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00201838 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Clinical Benefit Response as defined by pain intensity and analgesic use, [ Time Frame: 2001-2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change in weight, ECOG performance status, and quality of life [ Time Frame: 2001-2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Median survival and survival rates at 6 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 2001-2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • serial levels of TNF and other inflammatory cytokines [ Time Frame: 2001-2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Etanercept and Gemcitabine in Patients With Advanced, Chemotherapy Naive Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
A Phase I/II Study of Etanercept and Gemcitabine in Patients With Advanced Stage and Chemotherapy Naive Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

The aims of this protocol are:

  1. To study the safety and tolerability of the combination of etanercept and gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer:
  2. To estimate the anti-tumor effect as measured by the proportion of patients free of disease-progression at six months after treatment initiation.

Rationale: The standard treatment for pancreatic cancer is gemcitabine. This study combines gemcitabine with etanercept, a drug that binds with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) molecules and blocks their activity through inhibiting their interaction with cell surface TNF receptors. TNF is the name for a protein in the body that often helps fight foreign substances. However, research suggests that pancreatic tumors develop resistance to TNF and then use it to support cancer growth. Combining etanercept, a TNF inhibitor, with gemcitabine is a novel approach to advanced pancreatic cancer. Because etanercept has not been tested in combination with gemcitabine, a Phase I study will be conducted first to identify the safest dosage of etanercept, and then a Phase II study will evaluate the efficacy of this combination.

Purpose: This study is evaluating the safety of etanercept and gemcitabine for advanced pancreatic cancer in Phase I, and the efficacy of etanercept and gemcitabine for this condition in Phase II. TNF and other inflammatory markers will also be measured in the study.

Treatment: Patients in this study will receive gemcitabine and etanercept. Gemcitabine will be administered through an intravenous infusion weekly for seven weeks followed by one week of rest. Additional treatments with gemcitabine will be given for three weeks followed by one week of rest. Patients will administer etanercept to themselves through a small injection underneath the skin twice each week. Six patients will initially be enrolled in Phase I. If severe side effects appear in at least two patients in Phase I, then additional patients will be enrolled and treated with lower dosages of gemcitabine. When the treatments do not produce unacceptable side effects, the Phase I portion of the study will end and Phase II will begin enrolling patients. Patients in the Phase II portion of the study will also receive gemcitabine and etanercept at the safest dosages identified in Phase I. Several tests and exams will be given throughout both portions of the study to closely monitor patients. Treatments will be discontinued due to disease growth or unacceptable side effects.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Drug: Gemcitabine
    The starting dose will be 1000mg/m2 IV, weekly x 7 with a one week rest followed by weekly x 3 with one week rest for the remainder of treatment.
    Other Name: Gemzar®
  • Drug: Etanercept
    Etanercept will be self administered subcutaneously by patients with injections 11 prepared by the investigational pharmacy, beginning 7 days prior to the first dose of gemcitabine and continued twice weekly for the duration of the study.
    Other Name: Enbrel
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Wu C, Fernandez SA, Criswell T, Chidiac TA, Guttridge D, Villalona-Calero M, Bekaii-Saab TS. Disrupting cytokine signaling in pancreatic cancer: a phase I/II study of etanercept in combination with gemcitabine in patients with advanced disease. Pancreas. 2013 Jul;42(5):813-8. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0b013e318279b87f.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
38
May 2007
October 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have pathological diagnosis recurring or metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
  • No prior chemotherapy, immunology treatments or hormonal treatments
  • Measurable disease
  • Must be >18 years old
  • ONLY CONTROL ARM IS OPEN TO ACCRUAL

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant and nursing mothers.
  • Psychiatric disorders that would interfere with consent ability.
  • Patients with known brain or leptomeningeal disease.
  • Patients with history of myocardial infarction with in six previous months.
  • Any concurrent illness that would constitute a hazard to participation in study.
  • Known sensitivity to gemcitabine or etanercept.
  • Prior treatment with etanercept.
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00201838
OSU-0041
Yes
Miguel Villalona, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Immunex Corporation
Principal Investigator: Miguel Villalona Ohio State University
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
December 2012

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