Octreotide in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Liver Cancer

2014-07-24 14:26:18 | BioPortfolio


RATIONALE: Octreotide may stop or slow the growth of tumor cells and may be an effective treatment for liver cancer.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well octreotide works in treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic liver cancer.




- To verify that long-acting somatostatin analog octreotide (Sandostatin LAR) depot will extend median survival from 5 months to 8.75 months in patients with locally advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma with a CLIP score of 3 or more.


- To document tolerability of this drug in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to underlying degree of liver disease as defined by CLIP score classification.

Patients receive short-acting octreotide subcutaneously three times daily on days 1-21 OR days 1-28. If the patient tolerates short-acting octreotide, the first dose of long-acting octreotide (Sandostatin LAR) depot will be given intramuscularly beginning on day 8 OR day 15. Treatment with long-acting octreotide repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After the completion of study treatment, patients are followed monthly for 6 months.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Liver Cancer


octreotide acetate


The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States


Active, not recruiting


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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