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A Study of Gemcitabine, Cisplatin, and 5-Fluorouracil in the Treatment of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (NCT00004003)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating adult patients who have stage III or stage IV pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.
  • Drug: cisplatin
    • Drug: fluorouracil
      • Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
        Ages eligible for Study
        18 Years and older
        Genders eligible for Study
        Accepts Healthy Volunteers
        OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the overall survival in patients with unresectable stage III or IV pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with gemcitabine, cisplatin, and fluorouracil. II. Determine the resectability rate with curative intent in patients with unresectable stage III pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with this regimen. III. Assess the tolerability and toxicity of this treatment regimen in this patient population. IV. Evaluate this regimen in terms of response rate, response duration, and overall time to disease progression in these patients. V. Evaluate the quality of life in these patients.

        OUTLINE: Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15, followed by cisplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 15. Patients receive fluorouracil as a continuous infusion on days 1-15. Courses repeat every 28 days. Quality of life is assessed every 28 days.

        PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.

        1 locations

        United States (1)
        • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
          Not specified
          Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201-1379
        31 March, 1999
        02 April, 2013
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