Last updated on September 2018

Aspirin for Dukes C and High Risk Dukes B Colorectal Cancers


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Colorectal Cancer
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria

  • Male or female outpatient of 18 years of age or country's legal age for adult consent
  • Dukes C colon cancer, high risk Dukes B colon cancer, Dukes B rectal cancer or Dukes C rectal cancer (see Appendix 1 for definition of High Risk Dukes B)
  • Undergone complete resection of primary tumour
  • Completed standard therapy ( at least 3 months of chemotherapy radiotherapy )
  • Within 120 days of completion of standard therapy (surgery, chemotherapy radiotherapy)
  • ECOG performance status 0 to 2
  • Satisfactory haematological or biochemical functions (tests should be carried out within 8 weeks prior to randomisation): Results of clinical investigations carried out within 8 weeks prior to randomisation can be used in place of the required screening investigations. Patients with mild laboratory abnormalities can be included at the discretion by the site principal investigator, and after approval by ASCOLT Trial Management Group
  • ANC 1.0 x 109/L
  • Platelets 100 x 109/L
  • Creatinine clearance 30 mL/min
  • Total bilirubin 2.0 x the upper limit normal
  • AST & ALT 5 x the upper limit normal
  • Completed the following investigations
  • Colonoscopy(or CT colonogram(within 16 months prior to randomization)
  • Imaging of abdomen (CT or CT colonogram or MRI or PET or Ultrasound) within 16 months prior to randomization
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pre-existing Familial adenomatous polyposis, inflammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Active gastritis or active peptic ulcer
  • History of continuous daily use of PPI more than 1 year prior to consent
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding within the past one year
  • Haemorrhagic diathesis (i.e. haemophilia)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (untreated systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg, or diastolic blood pressure > 95 mmHg)
  • History of recent cancers (except for colorectal cancers, non-melanoma skin cancers, basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas) in the past 5 years
  • History of stroke, coronary arterial disease, angina, or vascular disease
  • Patients who are on current long term treatment ( 4 consecutive weeks) with Aspirin, NSAID or Cox-2 inhibitors
  • History of erosive GERD or active erosive GERD on gastroscopy.
  • Patient on active current treatment of antiplatelet agents (i.e. off-study Aspirin, clopidogrel, ticlopidine)
  • Patient receiving active treatment of anticoagulants (i.e. warfarin, low molecular weight heparins)
  • Pregnant, lactating, or not using adequate contraception
  • Patient having known allergy to NSAID or Aspirin
  • Unexplained rise of CEA (i.e. smoker with elevated CEA will not be excluded)
  • Patient on other investigational drug
  • Patients with HNPCC (Lynch Syndrome)

Recruitment Status: Open


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