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The purpose is to assess the overall survival of patients receiving either UFT/LV + radiotherapy (RT) or UFT/LV + Cetuximab + RT after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy.
Locally advanced pancreatic cancer carries a poor prognosis with no survival advantage of CRT over chemotherapy alone. 4 Phase II- III studies patients without disease progression after 3 months of systemic chemotherapy and CRT had a longer survival than those continuing on chemotherapy. Therefore chemotherapy followed by CRT may be a better approach. Also the effect of blocking EGFR will be evaluated in locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Gemcitabine and capecitabine combination will be used as neo-adjuvant chemotherapy.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
UFT, Leucovorin, UFT/ Leucovorin + Cetuximab + Radiotherapy
Kent Oncology Centre
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:35-0400
The purpose of this study is to compare the rates of Progression-Free Survival (PFS) at 12 months for patients treated with Bev-FOLFOX versus patients treated with FOLF-CB for first line t...
The goal of this clinical research study is to find the highest tolerable dose of a combination of dasatinib, cetuximab and FOLFOX (5-fluorouracil [5-FU], leucovorin [LV], and Eloxatin [ox...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as leucovorin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stoppi...
The investigators have initial evidence that the combination of cetuximab and cisplatin-HDFL may further improve the efficacy of the cisplatin-HDFL combination chemotherapy.
This trial will evaluate the combination of modified infusional 5-fluorouracil/ leucovorin, oxaliplatin (FOLFOX6), bevacizumab, and cetuximab in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer....
To compare the overall survival (OS) and disease progression free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (Ad-HCC) who are undergoing hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of oxali...
Recent approaches in treating pancreatic adenocarcinoma, an aggressive disease with limited survival, include the use of liposomal irinotecan as an option when first-line therapy has failed. Liposomal...
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is one of the most fatal cancers that frequently affects older patients. Limited data suggest that older patients are as likely to benefit from surgery, radiation, and chemot...
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with poor survival outcomes. Recent studies have shown that the addition of radiotherapy to chemotherapy in the setting of locally advanced pancreatic cancer...
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of ambulatory high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) administration with oral hydration, alkalinization, and leucovorin rescue. HDMTX (12 g...
The active metabolite of FOLIC ACID. Leucovorin is used principally as its calcium salt as an antidote to folic acid antagonists which block the conversion of folic acid to folinic acid.
A folate analog consisting of the pharmacologically active isomer of LEUCOVORIN.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).
Star-shaped, myofibroblast-like cells located in the periacinar, perivascular, and periductal regions of the EXOCRINE PANCREAS. They play a key role in the pathobiology of FIBROSIS; PANCREATITIS; and PANCREATIC CANCER.
Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by the release of activated pancreatic enzymes. Common triggers are biliary tract disease and chronic heavy alcohol intake. Diagnosis is based on clinical presentation...
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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...