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RATIONALE: Sorafenib tosylate and erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth or by blocking blood flow to the tumor.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving sorafenib tosylate together with erlotinib hydrochloride works in treating patients with locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic gallbladder cancer or cholangiocarcinoma.
- To assess the progression-free survival of patients with unresectable or metastatic gallbladder carcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma treated with the combination of sorafenib tosylate and erlotinib hydrochloride.
- To assess the overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
- To assess the objective response rate in patients treated with this regimen.
- To assess the frequency and severity of toxicities of this regimen in these patients.
- To collect specimens for banking for future research.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive oral sorafenib tosylate twice daily and oral erlotinib hydrochloride once daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 6 months for 3 years.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
erlotinib hydrochloride, sorafenib tosylate
Loma Linda University Cancer Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:59-0400
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