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Efficacy Study of Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel, and Irradiation in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

2014-08-27 03:48:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and bad, the chemotherapy drugs gemcitabine (Gemzar) and paclitaxel (Taxol) have in combination with twice daily radiation treatment on locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Description

Based on our previous experience with the use of a weekly paclitaxel dose of 60 mg/m2 and hyperfractionated radiation therapy 63.8 Gy, we are conducting this study incorporating the use of Gemcitabine at a dose level of 75 mg/m2/week in addition to our prior protocol.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal

Intervention

Paclitaxel and gemcitabine, Hyperfractionated external beam irradiation

Location

New York Methodist Hospital
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11215

Status

Recruiting

Source

New York Methodist Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:48:42-0400

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Carcinoma that arises from the PANCREATIC DUCTS. It accounts for the majority of cancers derived from the PANCREAS.

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