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Induction Chemotherapy,Radiochemotherapy, Consolidation Chemotherapy in Preoperative Treatment of Rectal Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2011 by Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
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First received: November 11, 2011
Last updated: December 7, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

November 11, 2011
December 7, 2011
October 2011
April 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pathological complete remission rate (pCR) [ Time Frame: after the pathological examination of surgical speciments ie within 14 days after the operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01489332 on Archive Site
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: According to NCI-CTC (version 3.0): every week for 16 week preoperative, perioperative (0-30 days postoperative), early (30 days - 6 months postoperative), and late (more than 6 months postoperative) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Number of patients with adverse events and the grade of adverse events
  • Histopathological R0 resection rate [ Time Frame: after the pathological examination of resected speciments ie within 14 days after the operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Loco-regional failure rate [ Time Frame: after 3y and 5y of operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Disease-free survival [ Time Frame: after 3y and 5y of operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: after 3y and 5y of the operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: before the treatment, after 1,and 3 years of the operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    We will use EORTC questionnaires QLQ C30 and C38
Same as current
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Induction Chemotherapy,Radiochemotherapy, Consolidation Chemotherapy in Preoperative Treatment of Rectal Cancer
Induction Chemotherapy, Preoperative Radiochemotherapy, Consolidation Chemotherapy, Operation and Adjuvant Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer- OIGIT 5-01 Phase II Trial

The use of capecitabine based preoperative chemoradiation and adjuvant chemotherapy is standard treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer. It has reduced local recurrence rate to less than 10%, but has only had limited effect on overall survival due to the constantly high (more than 30%) rate of distant metastasis.

Complete eradication of the primary tumour observed in the histopathological specimen (pathological complete response, pCR) correlates with a favourable overall prognosis so obtaining a pCR might be beneficial. The aim of the study is to investigate whether the addition of capecitabine based chemotherapy before preoperative chemoradiation and also before the operation improves pathological complete remission rate in locally advanced rectal cancer with acceptable toxicity. Secondary objectives are to evaluate pathological downstaging rate, histopathological R0 resection rate,sphincter preservation rate, perioperative surgical complication rate, local control, DFS, OS, late toxicity and quality of life.

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Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Rectal Cancer
Drug: intensified preoperative chemotherapy

capecitabine 1250 mg/m² p.o. twice daily for 14 consecutive days, 7 days rest for one cycle; radiotherapy: 50.4 Gy to the pelvis (25x 1.8 Gy on days 1-33, excluding weekends) plus 5.4 Gy on days 36-38 as a boost to the primary tumour (3 fractions of 1.8 Gy).Three- dimensional CT planing and a four field box technique with high energy photons (15 MV) will be used. capecitabine 825 mg/m² p.o. twice daily on days 1-38 (including weekends), One week after completion of radiochemotherapy patients receive 2 cycles of capecitabine based chemotherapy (1250 mg/m² p.o. twice daily for 14 consecutive days every three weeks).

Radical surgery (TME): to be undertaken 8 weeks following completion of chemoradiation Postoperative treatment:capecitabine 1250 mg/m² p.o. twice daily for 14 consecutive days every three weeks; 3 cycles (R0 beginning 6-8 weeks after surgery

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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
April 2018
April 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients with histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum (tumour located below the peritoneum),
  • T3/4 or any node positive disease (clinical stage according the TNM classification system)
  • No evidence of metastatic disease.
  • The disease must be considered either resectable at the time of entry or thought to become resectable after preoperative chemoradiation.
  • Age 18 years and more
  • WHO Performance Status 0-2
  • No prior radiotherapy, chemotherapy or any targeting therapy for rectal cancer
  • Adequate hematological, hepatic and renal function Ability to swallow tablets
  • Signed informed consent
  • Patients must be willing and able to comply with the protocol for duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancy of the rectum other than adenocarcinoma
  • Any unrested synchronous colon cancer
  • Other co-existing malignancy or malignancy within the past 5 years, with the exception of adequately treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Significant heart disease (uncontrolled hypertension despite of medication (> 150/100 mmHg), NYHA class III or IV heart disease,unstable angina or myocardial infarction within the past 1 year prior the study entry, history of significant ventricular arrhythmia requiring treatment)
  • Pregnant or lactating patient
  • Females with a positive or no pregnancy test unless childbearing potential can be otherwise excluded (amenorrheic for at least 2 years,hysterectomy or oophorectomy)
18 Years and older
Contact: Vaneja Velenik, Prof.assist +386 1 5879297
Contact: Franc Anderluh, MD +386 1 5879297 fanderluh@onko/
Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
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Principal Investigator: Vaneja Velenik, Prof.assist Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia
Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
December 2011

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