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BrUOG-PA-209: Lapatinib and Gemcitabine for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

2014-08-27 03:39:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Phase II study of lapatinib and gemcitabine for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Description

103 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer will receive gemcitabine 1 gm/m2/week for 3 weeks then 1 week off and lapatinib 1500 mg/day until progression.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Intervention

gemcitabine and Lapatinib

Location

Lifespan Hospitals
Providence
Rhode Island
United States
02903

Status

Completed

Source

Brown University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:39-0400

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