This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition gastrointestinal cancer
Treatments mitomycin c, cisplatin, sodium thiosulfate
Phase phase 2
Sponsor M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Start date May 2014
End date May 2019
Trial size 21 participants
Trial identifier NCT02092298, 2013-0989, NCI-2014-01105


The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) will help to control the disease in patients with Stage 4 stomach or gastroesophageal cancer. The safety of this treatment will also be studied.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Laparoscopic HIPEC consists of Mitomycin C 30 mg and Cisplatin 200 mg for 60 minutes, performed 2-8 weeks after completion of systemic chemotherapy. Loading dose Sodium Thiosulfate 7.5 gm/M2 infused prior to addition of Cisplatin to the peritoneal perfusion circuit. Then a maintenance infusion of Sodium Thiosulfate 25.56 gm/M2 delivered by infusion pump over 12 hours.
mitomycin c Mitomycin
Mitomycin C 30 mg delivered laparoscopically for 60 minutes.
cisplatin Platinol-AQ
Cisplatin 200 mg delivered laparoscopically 60 minutes, 2-8 weeks after completion of systemic chemotherapy.
sodium thiosulfate Tinver
Loading dose of 7.5 gm/M2 of Sodium Thiosulfate infused prior to addition of Cisplatin to the peritoneal perfusion circuit. Then a maintenance infusion of Sodium Thiosulfate 25.56 gm/M2 delivered by continuous infusion pump over 12 hours.

Primary Outcomes

Overall Survival (OS) After Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
time frame: Between the second and sixth week after treatment

Secondary Outcomes

Safety of Laparoscopic Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
time frame: 1 day

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 18 years and above. There will be no upper age restriction.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status </= 2.
  • Cytologic or histologic proof of adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction.
  • Adequate renal, and bone marrow function: a. Leukocytes >/= 3,000/microL; b. Absolute neutrophil count >/= 1,500/microL; c. Platelets >/= 100,000/Ul; d. Serum creatinine </= 1.5 mg/dL.
  • Hepatic function: AST (SGOT)/ALT (SGPT) </= 5 X institutional (Upper Limit of Normal) ULN.
  • Distant Metastatic Disease limited to peritoneum and radiologically occult (not visualized on preoperative imaging to include [Computerized Tomography] CT scan, Ultrasound, [Magnetic Resonance Imaging] MRI, PET/CT): a. Positive peritoneal cytology; b. Carcinomatosis on diagnostic laparoscopy or laparotomy.
  • Completion of preoperative systemic chemotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Distant metastatic disease not limited to peritoneum: a. Solid organ metastases (liver, central nervous system, lung).
  • Any distant metastatic disease visualized on preoperative imaging: a. Solid organ metastases; b. Clear radiologic evidence of carcinomatosis.
  • Infections such as pneumonia or wound infections that would preclude protocol therapy.
  • Women with a positive urine or serum pregnancy test are excluded from this study; women of childbearing potential (defined as those who have not undergone a hysterectomy or who have not been postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months) must agree to refrain from breast feeding and practice adequate contraception as specified in the informed consent. Adequate contraception consists of oral contraceptive, implantable contraceptives, injectable contraceptives, a double barrier method, or abstinence.
  • Subjects with unstable angina or New York Heart Association Grade II or greater congestive heart failure.
  • Subjects deemed unable to comply with study and/or follow-up procedures.
  • Subjects with a known hypersensitivity to protocol systemic chemotherapy that was life-threatening, required hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, or resulted in persistent or significant disability or incapacity.

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Study of Laparoscopic Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC) for Gastric Carcinomatosis or Positive Cytology
Principal investigator Brian D. Badgwell, MD
Description HIPEC Treatment: If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, on the day of HIPEC treatment, you will receive heated mitomycin-C and cisplatin as a liquid that is injected through 3 to 4 small incisions in your abdomen for about 1 hour. This will be done as a surgical procedure, and you will be under general anesthesia. The chemotherapy will then be flushed out of your abdomen and collected, and the treatment area inside your abdomen will be washed. Also during the HIPEC procedure, fluid will be collected and checked for cancer cells. As is standard of care, any lesions that are found during treatment may also be biopsied at this time, if the study doctor thinks it is necessary. You may receive up to 5 HIPEC treatments on this study. You will also receive sodium thiosulfate by vein over about 20 minutes to protect the kidneys. You will remain in the hospital for 3-7 days after treatment. While you are in the hospital after surgery: - Blood (about 2-3 tablespoons) may be drawn for routine tests, if the study doctor thinks it is necessary. Study Visits: One (1) time between Weeks 2-6: - You will have a physical exam. - Blood (about 2-3 tablespoons) will be drawn for routine tests. Gastrectomy Surgery: If your doctor thinks it is needed, you will have a standard of care surgery. You will receive a separate consent form which explains the surgery and its risks. On or before 8 weeks after your surgery: - You will have a physical exam. - Blood (about 2-3 tablespoons) will be drawn for routine tests. Follow-Up Visits: You will have routine clinic visits every 6 months from the date of your last surgery. You will be asked about any other cancer treatments you may be receiving. If you stopped the study early, the study doctor may ask you to return to the office for extra CT scans, PET scan, or MRIs during the follow-up period. You will have a CT scan, PET scan, or MRI of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis every 6 months for 5 years after surgery to check the status of the disease. Length of Study Participation: You will be on study for about 5 years after your last surgery. You will be taken off study early if the disease gets worse, if intolerable side effects occur, or if you are unable to follow study directions. Your participation on the study will be over after the follow-up visits. This is an investigational study. The chemotherapy and surgery are standard treatment for stomach and gastroesophageal cancer. It is investigational to give the chemotherapy by HIPEC. Up to 30 participants will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in January 2017.