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Modulation of Adjuvant 5-FU by Folinic Acid and Interferon-alpha in Colon Cancer

2014-08-27 03:16:14 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective was to improve adjuvant 5-FU chemoradiotherapy in resectable rectal cancer. The investigators hypothesis was that modulation of 5-FU by addition of either FA or INF-alpha may increase overall survival.

Description

Primary endpoint was overall survival (OS). For sample size estimation the following assumptions were made: The 5-year OS rate of 5-FU was estimated to be 58%. Our intention was to detect an increase in the 5-year OS rate by one of the additives of at least 10% with a power of 80% and a level of significance of 5% in comparison to 5-FU (one-sided). Hypotheses were analyzed as pair wise comparisons between the treatment options. This resulted in a target sample size of 280 patients per group and a total of 840 patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Rectal Cancer

Intervention

Folinic Acid, interferon-alpha

Location

Department of General, Visceral, and Transplantation Surgery, University of Ulm
Ulm
Germany
89075

Status

Completed

Source

University of Ulm

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:14-0400

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Interferon secreted by leukocytes, fibroblasts, or lymphoblasts in response to viruses or interferon inducers other than mitogens, antigens, or allo-antigens. They include alpha- and beta-interferons (INTERFERON-ALPHA and INTERFERON-BETA).

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