- Trial ID:
- Darren Sigal
- 1. Patients must have histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas that is metastatic and for which potential curative measures, such as resection of an isolated metastasis, are not available. Patients with islet cell neoplasms are excluded.
- 2. Patient has one or more metastatic tumors measurable by CT scan AND a serum CA19-9 measurement > 2 times the upper limit of normal. Patients must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded for non-nodal lesions and short axis for nodal lesions) as >20 mm with conventional techniques or as >10 mm with spiral CT scan.
- 3. Male or non-pregnant and non-lactating female and ≥ 18 to ≤ 75 years of age. If a female patient is of child-bearing potential, she must have a negative serum pregnancy test documented within 72 hours prior to the first administration of study drug and on Day 1 of each cycle thereafter. If sexually active, the patient must agree to use contraception prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation.
- 4. Patients must have received no prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy for metastatic disease. Patients who have received radiotherapy or chemotherapy as adjuvant o neo-adjuvant therapy for locally advanced disease six months or more prior to enrollment into this study are eligible.
- 5. Patient has adequate biological parameters as demonstrated by the following blood counts at Screening (obtained ≤ 14 days prior to randomization) and at Baseline-Day 0: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 × 109/L; Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3 (100 × 109/L); Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 9 g/dL.
- 6. Patient has the following blood chemistry levels at Screening (obtained ≤ 14 days prior to randomization) and at Baseline-Day 0:
- AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT) ≤ 2.5 × upper limit of normal range (ULN), unless liver metastases are present, then ≤ 5 × ULN is allowed. Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 × ULN.
- Serum creatinine (Cr) within normal limits or calculated clearance ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine (Cr) levels above or below the institutional normal value. If using Cr clearance, actual body weight should be used for calculating Cr clearance (e.g., using the Cockcroft-Gault formula).
- 7. Patient has acceptable coagulation studies at Screening (obtained ≤14 days prior to randomization) as demonstrated by prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) within normal limits (± 15%).
- 8. Patient has ECOG performance status ≤ 1.
- 1. Patient has brain metastases.
- 2. Patient has only locally advanced disease.
- 3. Patient has experienced an increase of ECOG to > 1 between Screening and Randomization.
- 4. Patient requires continuous treatment with coumadin or other oral or parenteral anticoagulation (heparin, LMWH, heparinoids) to prevent or treat thromboembolic disease. The use of prophylactic antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel and aspirin are allowed before and during the study.
- 5. Patient has active, uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infection(s) requiring systemic therapy.
- 6. Patient has undergone major surgery, other than diagnostic surgery (i.e.--surgery done to obtain a biopsy for diagnosis without removal of an organ), within 4 weeks prior to Randomization in this study.
- 7. Patient has a history of allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs, their pharmaceutical class or any of their excipients.
- 8. Patient has a concomitant serious medical or psychiatric illness that, in the opinion of the investigator, could compromise the patient's safety or the study data integrity.
- 9. Patient is enrolled in any other clinical protocol or investigational trial involving administration of antineoplastic compounds for the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
- Jocelyn Harmon, BS, CCRC
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