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The investigators hypothesize that glutamine significantly reduces the incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy in patients receiving oxaliplatin for metastatic colorectal cancer, decreases the need for dose reduction of oxaliplatin, and it does not impair oxaliplatin efficacy or pharmacokinetics.
This is a phase II , open-label, non randomized study of oral glutamine administration to evaluate oxaliplatin pharmacokinetics, and to prevent oxaliplatin neurotoxicity in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Cross Cancer Institute
Not yet recruiting
Alberta Health Services
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:24-0400
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Human COLORECTAL CARCINOMA cell line.
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Enzymes that catalyze the joining of glutamine-derived ammonia and another molecule. The linkage is in the form of a carbon-nitrogen bond. EC 6.3.5.
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