A Phase II Study Investigating Checkpoint With Forkhead and Ring Finger Domains (CHFR) Methylation Status In Patients With Metastatic Esophageal, Gastroesophageal And Gastric Cancer
Metastatic Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Cancer - Gastric Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms - Stomach Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: mDCF Type: Drug
Name: mDCF Type: Drug
Overall Status
To estimate and compare the response rates in patients treated with mDCF based on methylation status of CHFR.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 80 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must have metastatic disease of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction or stomach. Patients with locally recurrent disease who are not deemed eligible for radiation are also permitted.

Histological, cytologic or radiographic documentation of metastatic adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction or stomach. Radiologic, endoscopic, histologic or cytologic evidence of locally recurrent disease is also permitted.

Patients must be untreated with chemotherapy for metastatic or locally recurrent disease. Prior radiation therapy is permitted.

Patients must have measurable disease as per RECIST 1.1, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded for non-nodal lesions and short axis for nodal lesions) as >20 mm with conventional techniques or as >10 mm with spiral CT scan, MRI, or calipers by clinical exam. See Section 11 for the evaluation of measurable disease.

Age >18 years and ≤ 80 years.

ECOG performance status <2 (Karnofsky >60%, see Appendix A).

Life expectancy of greater than 3 months.

Patients must have normal organ and marrow function.

Patients must not have any of the following conditions:

Recent major surgery, hormonal therapy (other than replacement) or chemotherapy, within 4 weeks prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from the adverse events of treatment.

History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to the chemotherapy on this trial.

Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.

Patients who are receiving any investigational agents.

Patients with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events.

History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to the chemotherapy used in the study.

Concomitant use of phenytoin, carbamazepine, barbiturates, rifampicin, phenobarbital, or St John's Wort; these drugs induce CYP3A and may decrease levels of taxanes. 5-FU is a strong CYP2C9 inducer, and concomitant use with carvedilol, celocoxib, fosphenytoin, fluoxetine, phenytoin, warfarin and other CYP2C9 substrates should be used with caution.

Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, unstable cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.

Pregnant women are excluded from this study because chemotherapy has the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects.

HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible because of the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions with chemotherapeutic agents. In addition, these patients are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy. Appropriate studies will be undertaken in patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy when indicated.
SKCCC at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Charles P Raines, CRNP, MSN - 410-502-3696 - craines1@jhmi.edu
Start Date
October 2012
Completion Date
November 2014
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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