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Study of Oxaliplatin/5-FU/Leucovorin Plus Vatalanib Versus Oxaliplatin/5-FU/Leucovorin in Patients With Previously Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

2014-08-27 03:55:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare treatment with oxaliplatin/5-FU/leucovorin plus vatalanib versus oxaliplatin/5-FU/leucovorin plus placebo in patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other organs and whose disease has worsened after treatment with irinotecan.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Colorectal Neoplasms

Intervention

Vatalanib

Location

Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Huntsville
Alabama
United States
35801

Status

Completed

Source

Novartis

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:26-0400

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