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Downsizing of Unresectable Cholangiocarcinoma by Combined Intravenous and Intra-arterial Chemotherapy

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: NCT01692704
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 25, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE June 6, 2012
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 25, 2012
Last Update Posted Date March 25, 2016
Study Start Date  ICMJE April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date March 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 20, 2012)
Dose limiting toxicities (DLT) of intravenous gemcitabine with concomitant administration of FUDR-HAI and intravenous cisplatin. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
Dose limiting toxicities will be assessed to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of gemcitabine in combination with fixed doses of cisplatin and FUDR. DLTs are per protocol prespecified AE or laboratory abnormalities observed during the first 6 weeks of study treatment. The MTD is one dose level below the dose level that caused DLTs in ≥ one third of patients (2 or more in a cohort of 6 patients), as determined by a traditional 3+3 algorithm.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Downsizing of Unresectable Cholangiocarcinoma by Combined Intravenous and Intra-arterial Chemotherapy
Official Title  ICMJE Downstaging of Unresectable Intrahepatic or Hilar Cholangiocellular Carcinoma by Selective Intra-arterial Floxuridine and Systemic Cisplatin and Gemcitabine. A Dose Finding Single Center Phase IIa Study
Brief Summary

An open label, prospective, non-randomized single arm study. Combination of two treatment modalities - HAI with FUDR and systemic chemotherapy with cisplatin and gemcitabine.

Definition of the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of intravenous gemcitabine in combination with intravenous cisplatin and intra-arterial FUDR. Definition of safety and toxicity of this combined regional and systemic treatment approach. Definition of the response rate after 3 months of hepatic intra-arterial chemotherapy with continuous infusion FUDR with or without ligation of the right or left portal vein, in combination with 3 months of systemic cisplatin and gemcitabine in patients with unresectable intrahepatic or hilar CCC.

A total of 9-18 patients are required. 3-6 patients per dose level. A maximum of three dose levels (1 - 3) has been defined.

Statistical Methodology: Traditional 3+3 dosing algorithm to find MTD.

  • Trial with medicinal product
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Cholangiocellular Carcinoma
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Selective intra-arterial floxuridine and systemic gemcitabine and cisplatin

Intra-arterial floxuridine:0.2 mg/KG/day for 14 days, repeated day 29. Overall 3 applications.

Systemic cisplatin: 25 mg/m2 at days 1 and 8, repeated day 22. Overall 8 applications.

Systemic gemcitabine: Three different dose levels will be tested; 600 mg/m2, 800 mg/m2, or 1000 mg/m2, at days 1 and 8, repeated day 22. Overall 8 applications.

Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: HAI with FUDR & systemic cisplatin and gemcitabin
FUDR: 0.2mg/kg/day continuously i.a. for 14 days Cisplatin: 25mg/m2 i.v. Gemcitabin: different doses according to dose level 600, 800, or 1000 mg/m2 i.v.
Intervention: Drug: Selective intra-arterial floxuridine and systemic gemcitabine and cisplatin
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 24, 2016)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 20, 2012)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date March 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically proven cholangiocellular carcinoma including gallbladder cancer.
  • Non-resectable cholangiocellular carcinoma as judged within an interdisciplinary tumor-board including senior hepatobiliary surgeons. Non- resectability is based on insufficient remnant liver volume.
  • Patient is not a candidate for liver transplantation
  • WHO Performance Score 0 or 1
  • No extrahepatic tumor, as evaluated by PET/CT scan of the chest and the abdomen/pelvis with the exception of potentially resectable small lung nodules or hilar lymph node involvement.
  • The assessment is done within 21 days before registration.
  • Adequate liver function or kidney function tests, including any of the following:

    • Bilirubin < 2 x ULN
    • Aspartate-Aminotransferase (AST) < 5 x ULN
    • Alanine-Aminotransferase (ALT) < 5 x ULN
    • Alkaline phosphatase < 5 x ULN
    • Estimated creatinine clearance > 60 ml/min (using the Cockcroft formula)
  • Adequate hematological values:

    • Hemoglobin > 80 G/L
    • Leucocytes > 3.00 G/L,
    • Neutrophils > 1.00 G/Ll
    • Platelets > 100 G/L
  • Signed written informed consent
  • Patient age >/= 18 years
  • Presentation of the case at the interdisciplinary tumor-board attended by hepatobiliary surgeons, oncologists, hepatologists and radiologists
  • Women who are not breastfeeding and are using effective contraception if sexually active, who are not pregnant and agree not to become pregnant during the 12 months thereafter. A negative pregnancy test before inclusion into the trial is required for women < 50 years.
  • Men who agree not to father a child during participation in the trial or during the 12 months thereafter.
  • Patient compliance and geographic proximity allow proper staging and follow- up.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Anatomic variant in arteriogram which prevents selective delivery of the chemotherapy to the liver
  • Life expectancy < 3 months
  • Severe medical or psychiatric co-morbidity prohibiting the planned treatment or the giving of informed consent
  • Any man or woman of childbearing age in case of inadequate contraception
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding woman
  • Known hypersensitivity to trial drugs or hypersensitivity to any other component of the trial drugs.
  • Treatment in clinical trial within 30 days prior to trial entry.
  • Active heart disease defined as congestive heart failure > NYHA class 2
  • Past or current history (within the last 2 years prior to treatment start) of other malignancies except basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix
  • Inability or unwillingness to comply with the study protocol
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Switzerland
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01692704
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE ONK-USZ-003
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party University of Zurich
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Zurich
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Panagiotis Samaras, MD University Hospital Zurich, Department of Oncology
PRS Account University of Zurich
Verification Date March 2016

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