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A Trial of ALIMTA (Pemetrexed) Plus Irinotecan in Patients Who Have Been Previously Treated For Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

2014-08-27 03:56:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a non-randomized study in patients who have received prior 5-FU therapy for colorectal cancer. The objective of this trial is to establish a maximum tolerated dose of ALIMTA and irinotecan given in combination as well as to assess the safety and efficacy of this combination for patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. ALIMTA and irinotecan will be given every 21 days.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Colorectal Cancer

Intervention

ALIMTA, irinotecan

Location

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact the Clinical Trials Support Center at 1-877-CTL
Wichita
Kansas
United States

Status

Completed

Source

Eli Lilly and Company

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:12-0400

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