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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate of paclitaxel administered as a weekly one hour infusion in patients with metastatic, locally recurrent, or unresectable squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. II. Evaluate the safety of paclitaxel in this patient population. III. Assess the overall survival and quality of life of these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients receive intravenous paclitaxel over 1 hour weekly. Each course consists of four weeks. Patients receive treatment until disease progression or unacceptable toxic effects is observed. Patient response is assessed every 2 courses during the first year and then every 3 months in subsequent years. Quality of life is assessed prior to treatment, prior to each course for 6 courses, then every 2 courses. Patients are followed every 3 months until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cancer Center of Southern Alabama
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:46-0400
A study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of DKN-01 in combination with weekly paclitaxel in participants with refractory/recurrent esophageal or gastro-esophageal junction cancer
The purpose of this study is to provide access to paclitaxel therapy to subjects with advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer who have completed the previous phase 2 study (CA139-540) and...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells. PURPOSE: P...
This study aimed at assessing the efficiency and safety of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using paclitaxel (PTX) plus oxaliplatin (OHP) in unresectable locally advanced esophageal can...
The purpose of this clinical research study is to learn if BMS-181339 can shrink or slow the growth of the cancer in patients with advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer. The safety of t...
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is the fastest growing cancer in the western world and the overall 5 year survival rate of EAC is below 20%. Most patients with EAC present with locally advanced or wid...
Nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel was developed to improve paclitaxel solubility and does not need premedication to avoid infusion-related reactions associated with solvent-based (sb)-paclit...
Pathological complete response (pCR) is associated with improved prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The optimal chemotherapy regimen is unclear. Weekly nab-paclitaxel vs conventional p...
An injectable formulation of albumin-bound paclitaxel NANOPARTICLES.
Tumors or cancer of the ESOPHAGUS.
A pathological condition characterized by the presence of a number of ESOPHAGEAL DIVERTICULA in the ESOPHAGUS.
Circular innermost layer of the ESOPHAGUS wall that mediates esophageal PERISTALSIS which pushes ingested food bolus toward the stomach.
Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).
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...
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...
Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus—the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach—is replaced by tissue that is similar to the intestinal lining. This process is ca...