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Trial of Talabostat and Gemcitabine in Patients With Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00116389
Recruitment Status : Terminated (FDA Hold May 2007)
First Posted : June 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2007
Information provided by:
Point Therapeutics

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the 6-month survival rate and safety of talabostat and gemcitabine in patients with stage IV adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Neoplasm Metastasis Adenocarcinoma Drug: talabostat mesylate tablets Drug: gemcitabine Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Phase 2 Trial of Talabostat and Gemcitabine in Patients With Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 6 month survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall survival
  2. progression-free survival (PFS)
  3. quality of life
  4. pain
  5. performance status

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or women age ≥18 years
  • Histologically confirmed metastatic (stage IV) adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • Measurable disease defined per RECIST
  • Karnofsky Performance Status ≥50
  • Expected survival ≥12 weeks
  • Provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CNS metastases
  • Prior treatment with other chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer unless used as a radiosensitizer
  • Radiation therapy to >25% of the bone marrow
  • Clinically significant laboratory abnormalities
  • Any malignancy within the 5 years immediately prior to the first dose of study medication with the exception of basal cell or non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and carcinoma in-situ of the cervix
  • The need for chronic (i.e., >7 days) oral or intravenous corticosteroid therapy with >10mg/day prednisone equivalents
  • Any comorbidity or condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the assessments and procedures of this protocol
  • Patients who are within 28 days of radiation therapy, biologic therapy, immunotherapy, or other investigational medication. All side effects of prior treatment must have resolved at study entry.
  • Pregnancy or lactation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00116389

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Point Therapeutics
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00116389    
Other Study ID Numbers: PTH-320
First Posted: June 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007
Keywords provided by Point Therapeutics:
pancreatic cancer
cancer of the pancreas
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
pancreatic neoplasms
Metastatic pancreatic cancer (Stage IV)
Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs