A Phase III Study of Comparing Paclitaxel Plus 5-Fluorouracil Versus Cisplatin Plus 5-Fluorouracil in Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma - Carcinoma, Squamous Cell - Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, chemoradiotherapy
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 3
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Paclitaxel plus 5-fluorouracil Type: Drug
Name: Cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil Type: Drug
Name: Radiation therapy Type: Radiation
Name: Radiation therapy Type: Radiation
Overall Status
The primary objective of this trial is to study whether paclitaxel plus 5-fluorouracil has better overall survival than cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil in chemoradiotherapy for patients with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. 436 patients will be recruited into this study.
Detailed Description
Locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. T2-4N0-1M0-1a,TxN1M0-1a,TxNxM1a (according to AJCC2002)


Eligible recurrent patients with esophageal cancer will first be stratified by nodal staging (N0 or N1), then randomized to 2 arms at 1:1 ratio.

Arm Cisplatin:

Chemoradiotherapy with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil for 4 cycles.

Arm Paclitaxel:

Chemoradiotherapy with weekly paclitaxel and 5-fluorouracil for 5 weeks followed by adjuvant chemotherapy for 2 cycles.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 75 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Joined the study voluntarily and signed informed consent form;

- Age 18-75

- Both genders

- Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma confirmed by pathology

- Local advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (T2N0M0-TxNxM1a, AJCC 2002)

- No radiotherapy, chemotherapy or other treatments prior to enrollment

- PS ECOG 0-2

- Life expectancy of more than 3 months

- Hemoglobin(Hb)≥9 g/dL

- WBC≥3x109/L, Neutrophils (ANC )≥1.5x109/L

- platelet count (Pt) ≥100x 109/L

- Hepatic function: ALAT and ASAT < 2.5 x ULN, TBIL<1.5 x ULN

- Renal function: creatinine < 1.5 x ULN

- No immuno-deficiency

- Use of an effective contraceptive for adults to prevent pregnancy.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Complete esophageal obstruction

- Deep esophageal ulcer

- Esophageal perforation

- Haematemesis

- After surgery, exploratory thoracotomy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or targeting therapy

- Other malignant tumors, except for skin basal cell carcinoma, or cervical carcinoma in situ, who survived with no evidence disease for over 3 years

- Participation in other interventional clinical trials within 30 days

- Pregnant or breast-feeding women or people during the birth-period who refused to take contraceptives

- Drug addiction

- Alcoholism or AIDS

- Uncontrolled seizures or psychiatric diseases, loss of control over their own behavior

- Patient who has metastasis such as lung, liver metastasis
Fudan University Cancer Center
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Chen Yun, M.M. - 8621-64175590 - chenyun_qz@hotmail.com
Start Date
April 2012
Completion Date
April 2017
Fudan University
Fudan University
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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