This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions breast cancer, colorectal cancer, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia
Treatments pyridoxine hydrochloride, placebo, quality-of-life assessment
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Start date December 2004
End date December 2009
Trial size 270 participants
Trial identifier NCT00559858, CCLG-CAPP-IT, CDR0000576453, CRCA-CCTC-CAPP-IT, EU-20786, EUDRACT-2004-000325-29, ISRCTN82842634


RATIONALE: Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) may prevent or lessen hand-foot syndrome caused by chemotherapy. It is not yet known whether pyridoxine is more effective than a placebo in preventing hand-foot syndrome.

PURPOSE: This phase III randomized trial is studying pyridoxine to see how well it works compared to a placebo in preventing hand-foot syndrome in patients who are receiving capecitabine for advanced colorectal cancer or breast cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Masking double-blind
Primary purpose supportive care

Primary Outcomes

Incidence of capecitabine dose modifications (dose delay and dose reductions) due to toxicity
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Secondary Outcomes

Incidence of hand-foot syndrome (HFS)
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Overall toxicity
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Quality of life
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Response to chemotherapy
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Progression-free survival
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Measurement of biomarkers that might predict the occurrence of HFS
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Diagnosis of advanced colorectal or breast carcinoma - Hormone receptor status not specified - Receiving single-agent capecitabine chemotherapy - Measurable disease for response assessment, determined on an individual patient basis, using conventional clinical and/or radiological methods PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - ECOG performance status 0-2 - Menopausal status not specified - Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks - Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL - Platelet count ≥ 100,000 mm^3 - WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3 - ANC ≥ 1,500/mm^3 - Bilirubin ≤ 1.3 x upper limit of normal (ULN) - Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 5 x ULN - AST and ALT ≤ 5 x ULN - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after completion of study treatment - No other serious or uncontrolled illness which, in the opinion of the investigator, makes it undesirable for the patient to enter the trial - No medical or psychiatric condition which would influence the ability to provide informed consent PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - See Disease Characteristics - At least 6 weeks since prior investigational agents - Concurrent radiotherapy allowed - No other concurrent chemotherapy or immunotherapy - No concurrent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs) for the primary purpose of treating hand-foot syndrome (HFS) or cancer - NSAIDs for conditions other than HFS or cancer allowed

Additional Information

Official title A Randomised Placebo-controlled Study Evaluating the Role of Pyridoxine in Controlling Capecitabine-induced Hand-foot Syndrome
Description OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine whether pyridoxine can reduce the incidence of capecitabine dose modifications (dose delay and dose reductions) due to toxicity. Secondary - Determine the incidence of hand-foot syndrome (HFS). - Determine the overall toxicity. - Determine the quality of life. - Determine the response to chemotherapy. - Determine the progression-free survival. - Determine the level of biomarkers which might predict the occurrence of HFS. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease (breast cancer vs colorectal cancer). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients receive oral pyridoxine hydrochloride 3 times daily beginning with the initiation of capecitabine chemotherapy and continuing until completion of chemotherapy. - Arm II: Patients receive oral placebo 3 times daily beginning with the initiation of capecitabine chemotherapy and continuing until completion of chemotherapy. In both arms, treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Evidence of hand-foot syndrome is assessed at baseline and before each course of capecitabine. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then every 6 weeks. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 6 and 12 weeks.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2013.
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