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Tarceva With Chemoradiation and Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

2014-08-27 03:19:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is a phase II trial of erlotinib in combination with chemoradiation in patients with resected stage I/II adenocarcinoma of the pancreas who are candidates for adjuvant chemoradiation. Eligible patients will receive adjuvant treatment with erlotinib 100 mg plus Capecitabine 800 mg/m2 by mouth twice daily (PO BID) (5 days on/2 days off regimen) and External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) at doses of 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions after pancreatectomy (dosing for capecitabine and erlotinib was amended after considering the toxicity profile of the first 6 patients). Approximately 4-8 weeks after the conclusion of chemoradiation, it is recommended patients will continue treatment with 4 cycles of gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 days 1, 8, and 15 every 28 days plus daily erlotinib 100 mg.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Pancreatic Cancer

Intervention

Erlotinib, capecitabine, Radiation Therapy, gemcitabine, erlotinib

Location

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21231

Status

Recruiting

Source

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:55-0400

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