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The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine whether the combination of the established chemotherapeutic agent 5-fluorouracil(5-FU) and the large carbohydrate molecule DAVANAT is beneficial in treating advanced gall bladder and bile duct cancer.
Determine the overall response rate (ORR) defined as complete response (CR)rate plus partial response (PR) rate using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), as well as the stable disease (SD) rate in subjects with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma or other biliary tract tumors treated with DAVANAT plus 5-Fluorouracil (DAVFU) at doses of 280 mg/m2 and 600 mg/m2, respectively, during cycles of 4 consecutive days of treatment followed by a 24-day follow-up period.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cancer of the Bile Duct
DAVANAT in combination with 5-Fluorouracil
Boston Medical Center
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:42:07-0400
This is a Phase II, multi-center study of a carbohydrate (DAVANAT) which has been shown to increase the anti-tumor activity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in mice. 5-FU is a chemotherapy drug co...
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Tumor or cancer of the COMMON BILE DUCT including the AMPULLA OF VATER and the SPHINCTER OF ODDI.
Adenocarcinoma of the common hepatic duct bifurcation. These tumors are generally small, sharply localized, and seldom metastasizing. G. Klatskin's original review of 13 cases was published in 1965. Once thought to be relatively uncommon, tumors of the bifurcation of the bile duct now appear to comprise more than one-half of all bile duct cancers. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1457)
Tumors or cancer of the BILE DUCTS.
A congenital anatomic malformation of a bile duct, including cystic dilatation of the extrahepatic bile duct or the large intrahepatic bile duct. Classification is based on the site and type of dilatation. Type I is most common.
The largest bile duct. It is formed by the junction of the CYSTIC DUCT and the COMMON HEPATIC DUCT.
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
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