Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy With Gemcitabine for Resectable Pancreatic Carcinoma
Resectable Pancreatic Carcinoma
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma - Pancreatic Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Preoperative chemoradiotherapy with Gemcitabine
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: chemoradiotherapy with Gemcitabine Type: Radiation
Name: Radiation: chemoradiotherapy with Gemcitabine Type: Radiation
Overall Status
This phase II study is to evaluate the efficacy of preoperative chemoradiotherapy with gemcitabine (400mg/m2, weekly) for resectable pancreatic cancer.
Detailed Description
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the complete (R0) resection rate for patients with and resectable pancreatic cancer treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy and curative surgery. An experimental arm that result a complete resection rate of at least 90% would merit further study. With 90% power to reject that null hypothesis that the true complete resection rate is ≤75% with a type I error level of 5%, evaluable 53 patients are required. Considering the 20% unevaluable patients due to the immediate distant metastasis after treatment7, 8, 17 and 10% follow up loss, a total of 64 eligible patients will be enrolled.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 70 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma

- Age over 18 years old and younger than 70 year old

- Performance status (ECOG scale): 0-1

- Adequate organ functions

- Hb ≥9.0 g/dl

- ANC ≥1,500/mm3

- PLT ≥100,000/mm3

- Liver function: Total Bilirubin ≤3.0 mg/dl AST/ALT/ALP ≤3× upper limit of normal

- Creatinine ≤1.5 ULN

- Patients should sign a written informed consent before study entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Tumor type other than adenocarcinoma

- Unresectable for resection on preoperative evaluation

- Other primary malignancy (except in situ carcinoma of the cervix or adequately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin or prior malignancy treated more than 5 years ago without recurrence)

- Prior systemic therapy (for instance, cytotoxic chemotherapy or active/passive immunotherapy)

- Prior radiotherapy

- Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study treatment

- Serious illness or medical conditions, as follows;

- congestive heart failure (NYHA class III or IV)

- unstable angina or myocardial infarction within the past 6 months,

- significant arrhythmias requiring medication and conduction abnormality such as over 2nd degree AV block

- uncontrolled hypertension

- hepatic cirrhosis( ≥ Child class B)

- interstitial pneumonia, pulmonary adenomatosis

- psychiatric disorder that may interfere with and/or protocol compliance

- unstable diabetes mellitus

- uncontrolled ascites or pleural effusion

- active infection

- Received any investigational drug or agent/procedure, i.e. participation in another trial within 4 weeks before beginning treatment with study drug

- Pregnant or lactating woman

- Women of child bearing potential not using a contraceptive method

- Sexually active fertile men not using effective birth control during medication of study drug and up to 6 months after completion of study drug if their partners are women of child-bearing potential

- Any patients judged by the investigator to be unfit to participate in the study
National Cancer Center, Korea
Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Sang-Jae Park, M.D. - +82-31-920-1640 -
Start Date
April 2012
Completion Date
December 2015
National Cancer Center, Korea
National Cancer Center, Korea
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