This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions extrahepatic bile duct cancer, pancreatic cancer
Treatments fluorouracil, gemcitabine hydrochloride, leucovorin calcium, conventional surgery, radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Groupe Cooperateur Multidisciplinaire en Oncologie (GERCOR)
Start date January 1999
Trial identifier NCT00010088, CDR0000068440, EU-20024, FRE-GERCOR-FOLFUGEM2-D99-3


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining gemcitabine, leucovorin, and fluorouracil in treating patients who have locally advanced or metastatic cancer of the pancreas or bile duct.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed pancreatic or biliary duct adenocarcinoma Metastatic or locally advanced No cerebral metastasis Surgically unresectable PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 75 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: More than 12 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Alkaline phosphatase less than 5 times normal Bilirubin less than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 times normal No uncontrolled or persistent hypercalcemia Cardiovascular: No severe cardiac failure Pulmonary: No severe respiratory failure Other: No other malignant tumor considered incurable or untreatable No uncontrolled pain No psychological, familial, social, or geographical reasons that would preclude study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids except as antiemetic Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

Additional Information

Official title Study Of Gemcitabine, Leukovorin, And Fluorouracil Used To Treat Locally Advanced And Metastatic Pancreatic And Biliary Adenocarcinomas
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate, in terms of WHO objectives and clinical benefit, in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic or biliary adenocarcinoma treated with gemcitabine, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil. II. Determine the tolerance of this regimen in this patient population. III. Determine the survival without disease progression in patients treated with this regimen. IV. Determine the overall survival in patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive leucovorin calcium IV over 2 hours followed by fluorouracil IV over 24 hours on day 1 followed by gemcitabine IV over 80-150 minutes on day 2. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for a minimum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving complete response may continue chemotherapy for up to 1 year. Patients with locally advanced disease after 3 months of chemotherapy may receive concurrent radiotherapy with chemotherapy for 5 weeks, or may undergo surgical resection. Fluorouracil-based chemotherapy (with or without radiotherapy) may then resume after surgery. Patients are followed for survival. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-39 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Cancer Institute (NCI).