Plasma Biomarker for Aflibercept in Advanced Colorectal Cancer

  • End date
    Oct 29, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Yonsei University
Updated on 29 March 2021


Based on the pervious data, aflibercept in combination with FOLFIRI is one of the effective 2nd line treatment option in advanced colorectal cancer. In this study, we prospectively assess the efficacy of 2nd line aflibercept in combination with FOLFIRI in advanced colorectal cancer in terms of progression-free survival. We further assess the efficacy according to the type of 1st line treatment. plasma biomarker study (HGF, VEGF-A, VEGF-D, IFN-, Angiopoietin-2, sICAM-1, sVCAM-1, TIMP-1, PIGF (HS), IL-6 (HS), IL-8 (HS), sNeuropilin-1, Thrombospondin-2 , Osteopontin , sVEGFR1, sVEGFR2, sVEGFR3) , overall survival (OS)OS, objective response rate (ORR), and safety are also assessed as the 2ndary objectives.


This is a prospective, multicenter, open-label, single arm study. Patients will be considered "on study" upon signing the written informed consent form (ICF). The study consists of a baseline period, followed by a treatment period, consisting of 14-day treatment cycles, which will end by a 30-day Follow-up visit, which in turn, will be followed by a post-treatment follow-up period.

Patients will be evaluated for PFS then be followed on study until death or until cut-off date for final analysis of OS has been reached, whichever comes first.

During the 21-day baseline period, all baseline procedures will have to be performed within defined timelines, including review of eligibility criteria During the treatment period, the study treatment, aflibercept combined with FOLFIRI will be administered every 2 weeks unless a definitive treatment discontinuation criterion is met. Cycle lengths may be extended in case of unresolved toxicity.

Imaging to document tumor response and progressive disease will take place every 6 weeks and will continue to be done during the follow-up period in case of early study treatment discontinuation (i.e. prior to documented progression). Once disease progression is documented, patients will be followed every 2 months for survival status and collection of data regarding further anticancer therapy, until death or until the study cutoff date, whichever comes first.

The patients will be followed for safety for a minimum of 30 days following the last administration of the study treatment (30-day Follow-up visit). Beyond this date, all study drug related AEs and all SAEs should be followed until resolution/stabilization. Study drug-related AEs brought to the attention of the investigator at any time after the 30-day Follow-up visit should be recorded in the case report form (CRF).

Condition Recurrent or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Treatment aflibercept + FOLFIRI
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04810585
SponsorYonsei University
Last Modified on29 March 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patient is an adult, 19 years old at the time of informed consent
Patient has histologically confirmed advanced adenocarcinoma of colon or rectum
Patients who were failed in only one treatment with target agent (anti-EGFR Ab or anti-VEGF Ab) combined with FOLFOX
At least one measurable disease, as defined by RECIST version 1.1
ECOG PS of 0 to 2
Life expectancy 3 months
Acceptable hematologic status (without growth factor support or transfusion dependency)
ANC 1.5 x 109/L
Platelet count 100 x 109/L
Hemoglobin 9.0 g/dL
Acceptable liver function
Bilirubin 1.0 x upper limit of normal(ULN)
AST, ALT 2.5 x ULN or 5.0 x ULN in case of liver metastasis
Serum creatinine 1.0 x UNL
Patients who understand study protocol and signed informed consents

Exclusion Criteria

Previous therapy with other VEGFR inhibitors (other than bevacizumab) or irinotecan
Patients who have serious underlying co-morbidities which could cause end-organ dysfunction, interfere with the conduct of the study, or that would pose an unacceptable risk to the subject in this study. in the opinion of the Investigator
Contraindications to the use of FOLFIRI or aflibercept
Female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding, or male/female patients of reproductive potential who are not willing to employ effective birth control
Patients who are unable to read the study consent
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