Biweekly Docetaxel in Combination With Capecitabine as First-Line Treatment in Patients With Advanced Gastric Cancer
Stomach Neoplasms
Conditions: official terms
Stomach Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
advanced gastric cancer, adenocarcinoma
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: docetaxel and capecitabine
Type: Drug
Overall Status
To determine the quality of life in patients with gastric cancer who receive combination treatment with docetaxel and capecitabine. Secondary endpoints are time to progression, overall response rate and overall survival.

Study treatment will continue until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Detailed Description
GAST-TaxXel is an open, phase II, single arm, non-randomized, Finnish multicenter trial. At least 50 subjects will be enrolled.

Primary endpoint:

To determine the quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-STO22) in patients with gastric cancer who receive combination treatment with Taxotere and Xeloda.

Secondary endpoint:

To evaluate time to progression (TTP), overall response rate (ORR) and overall survival (OS).

Quality of life: to evaluate that QOL does not deteriorate from baseline. Quality of life is measured using EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-STO22 with physical functioning score as the primary variable.

Efficacy: time to progression, overall response rate, overall survival Time to progression is defined as time elapsed from inclusion to first documented progression or death whatever the reason. Overall response rate is assessed according to the RECIST criteria. Overall survival is defined as time elapsed from inclusion to death.

Safety: clinical and laboratory toxicities or symptomatology will be graded according to NCI-CTC criteria.

Statistical considerations:

The primary variable, physical functioning score measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-STO22 instrument, will be analyzed using a paired t-test (change from baseline after two treatment cycles). A 95% confidence interval will also be calculated for the primary variable. Median TTP and OS will be estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. The ORR will be summarized. Safety variables will be summarized descriptively.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion criteria:

- Histologically confirmed advanced, inoperable gastric adenocarcinoma

- age ≥18 years

- WHO performance status ≤ 2

- Stage IV

- Measurable (according to RECIST criteria) or evaluable lesion

- No previous chemotherapy, except adjuvant chemotherapy ≥ 6 months ago

- Adequate hematological function (neutrophils ≥ 1.5 x 109/l and platelets ≥ 100 x 109/l, Hb ≥ 100 g/l (after transfusion when needed)

- Adequate renal function (serum creatinine ≤ 1.25 x upper normal limit)

- Adequate liver function (total serum bilirubin ≤ 1.25 x upper normal limit or ALAT ≤ 3 x upper normal limit; in case of liver metastasis: total serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper normal limit, ALAT ≤ 5 x upper normal limit)

- AFOS ≤ 2.5 x upper normal limit (unless bone metastases)

- Consent form signed and dated before inclusion

- Able to comply with the scheduled follow-up and with the management of toxicities.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant or lactating women (or potentially fertile women not using adequate contraception)

- Presence of CNS metastases

- Unresolved bowel obstruction or subobstruction

- Chronic diarrhea

- Clinically significant malabsorption syndrome

- Inability to swallow tablets

- Known dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency

- Concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled co-morbid medical condition such as uncontrolled infection, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction within previous 6 months, congestive heart failure

- History of previous or concurrent malignancy within the previous 5 years except curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin

- History of prior serious allergic reactions such as anaphylactic shock.

- Peripheral neuropathy ≥ grade 2, unless related to mechanical etiology

- Concurrent use of corticosteroids unless chronic treatment (i.e. initiated > 6 months prior to study entry) at low doses (≥ 20 mg methylprednisolone or equivalent)

- History of allergy to drugs containing the excipient TWEEN 80® and/ or 5- fluorouracil.

- Lack of physical integrity of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

- Concomitant administration of any other experimental drug under investigation: concurrent treatment with any other anti-cancer therapy.

- Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study treatment start, or lack of complete recovery from the effects of major surgery.

- Patients who cannot be regularly followed up for psychological, social, family or geographic reasons.
Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio, Finland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Päivi Auvinen, MD, PhD - 358-17-172-907 -
Oulu Univerity Hospital
Oulu, Finland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Raija Kallio, Md, PhD - 358-8-315-2011 -
Satakunta District Hospital
Pori, Finland
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: Maija-Leena Murashev, MD - 358-2-62771 -
University of Tampere
Tampere, Finland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Tapio Salminen, MD - 358-3-311-611 -
Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, turku University Hospital
Turku, Finland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Raija ristamäki, MD, PhD - 358-2-313-0520 -
Vaasa Distric Hospital
Vaasa, Finland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Marjatta Mikkola, MD - 358-6-323-2918 -
Start Date
June 2006
University of Turku
University of Turku
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