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Cetuximab is normally given as a weekly schedule in the therapy of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
In order to improve the convenience for the patients in first line-therapy this study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of a bi-weekly combination of cetuximab with FOLFOX.
For years the effective treatment of advanced CRC was limited to 5-FU. Combination of 5-FU or a 5-FU analog with oxaliplatin, which has some antitumor activity as a single agent, shows synergistic activity. Combining oxaliplatin with a twice monthly folinic acid/5-FU schedule leads to a further improvement in first-line treatment of advanced CRC thus emerging to a standard regimen in first-line therapy of mCRC.
Cetuximab is normally given as a weekly schedule. As recently shown a biweekly schedule with 500 mg/m² instead of the weekly standard regimen (initial dose of 400 mg/m² followed by 250 mg/m² every week) exhibits similar pharmacokinetic results with a comparable efficacy.
In order to improve the convenience for the patients, this study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of a bi-weekly combination of cetuximab with FOLFOX. Out of the various FOLFOX regimens the most convenient FOLFOX-6 schedule is chosen for the study, which has been tested before in two studies in combination with the standard weekly schedule of cetuximab. Recent data suggest a decreased efficacy of cetuximab in patients bearing a k-ras mutation in their CRC. Therefore only patients with no evidence for a mutated k-ras gene in the colorectal carcinoma cells will be included in this study.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
University of Duisburg-Essen Medical School
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:34-0400
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Tumor suppressor genes located in the 5q21 region on the long arm of human chromosome 5. The mutation of these genes is associated with the formation of colorectal cancer (MCC stands for mutated in colorectal cancer).
Tumor suppressor genes located in the 18q21-qter region of human chromosome 18. The absence of these genes is associated with the formation of colorectal cancer (DCC stands for deleted in colorectal cancer). The products of these genes show significant homology to neural cell adhesion molecules and other related cell surface glycoproteins.
A group of autosomal-dominant inherited diseases in which COLON CANCER arises in discrete adenomas. Unlike FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI with hundreds of polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms occur much later, in the fourth and fifth decades. HNPCC has been associated with germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes. It has been subdivided into Lynch syndrome I or site-specific colonic cancer, and LYNCH SYNDROME II which includes extracolonic cancer.
Nuclear phosphoprotein encoded by the p53 gene (GENES, P53) whose normal function is to control CELL PROLIFERATION and APOPTOSIS. A mutant or absent p53 protein has been found in LEUKEMIA; OSTEOSARCOMA; LUNG CANCER; and COLORECTAL CANCER.
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