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Multicenter, open phase 2 study on patients with malignant mesothelioma. Standardly, 4 to 6 cycles of palliative chemotherapy, platinum in combination with pemetrexed, are given. Despite of this treatment, median survival is poor (9-12 months). By combining conventional cytotoxic agents with a novel agent, hopefully treatment and survival can be approved. Cetuximab or Erbitux is a monoclonal antibody against the EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor). By blocking the receptor, it interferes with cel growth and division. Most mesothelioma show a strong expression of the EGFR protein. Apart from that, Cetuximab also has antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC).
In this trial, patients will be treated with standard chemotherapy, combined with Cetuximab weekly. After a maximum of 6 cycles of chemotherapy, administration of Cetuximab will be continued until disease progression. Every 6 weeks, a CT scan will be done to evaluate therapy. Most common side effect of Cetuximab is acneiform rash.
The translation research program consists of the determination of EGFR- and K-Ras mutations on the tumor tissue and the correlation with outcome.
In the first part of the trial, 18 patients will be included. After a positive interim analysis, a total of 43 patients will be included.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University Hospital Ghent
Not yet recruiting
University Hospital, Ghent
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:39-0400
The study is expected to identify a safe dose of BMS-754807 to be given in combination with a standard dose of cetuximab and the recommended dose or dose range for Phase II studies. The st...
This is a phase II study of induction chemotherapy (capecitabine, oxaliplatin and cetuximab (erbitux)) followed by capecitabine, oxaliplatin, cetuximab and radiotherapy followed by surgery...
The purpose of this clinical research study is to establish the maximum tolerated dose and recommended Phase II dose of Erbitux™ in combination with Irinotecan in pediatric and adolescen...
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The purpose of this study is to predict response to Erbitux as a single agent in patients with metastatic colon cancer
This study evaluates maintenance cetuximab administered every 2 weeks (q2w) after chemotherapy plus cetuximab as first-line treatment in a series of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer an...
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Cetuximab combined with radiation therapy (RT) is an evidence-based treatment for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC); however, locoregional failure remains the primary caus...
Cetuximab, the FDA-approved anti-EGFR antibody for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), has displayed limited efficacy due to the emergence of intrinsic and acquired resistance. We and other...
To assess the impact of bloodstream infection (BSI) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) in the cetuximab era.
A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
A chimeric monoclonal antibody that functions as an ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT through its binding to the EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR, where it prevents the binding and signaling action of cell growth and survival factors.
A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.
That portion of the stomach remaining after gastric surgery, usually gastrectomy or gastroenterostomy for cancer of the stomach or peptic ulcer. It is a common site of cancer referred to as stump cancer or carcinoma of the gastric stump.
A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of cancer through education and research.
Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the ...