Last updated on January 2019

Fluorouracil and Oxaliplatin as First-line for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer


Brief description of study

Patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma not eligible for infusional fluorouracil, irinotecan and oxaliplatin (FOLFIRINOX) (PPS 2 or hyperbilirubinemia, among other causes) will be treated with mFLOX regimen (fluorouracil bolus and oxaliplatin). The primary endpoint is to assess the objective response rate according to RECIST criteria (version 1.1) and the secondary endpoints are time until clinical or radiological progression, overall survival, toxicity profile.

Detailed Study Description

Currently, FOLFIRINOX is considered the standard treatment for PS 0 or 1 patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma. However, due to excessive toxicity dose reductions and interruptions in the treatment toxicity are frequent. So, for those not eligible patients (PS 2 or 3, hyperbilirubinemia, among other causes), alternative schemes as gemcitabine alone are the standard approach .

This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the mFLOX regimen (fluorouracil bolus and oxaliplatin) as first-line regimen for advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma not eligible for FOLFIRINOX.

The primary endpoint is to assess the objective response rate according to RECIST criteria (version 1.1) and the secondary endpoints are time until clinical or radiological progression, overall survival, toxicity profile.

It has been estimated an n=34 for a response rate of 20%, compared to the historical control of 7% with gemcitabine alone (Von Hoff et al.), with an alpha error of 5% and power of 80%. Considering a rate of 10% of dropout, our sample will be 37 patients.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02896803

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