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New York, New York 10016


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. Leucovorin may increase the effectiveness of fluorouracil by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy consisting of oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin in treating patients who have colorectal cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the quantitative and qualitative toxicities of oxaliplatin combined with fluorouracil and leucovorin calcium in patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum. OUTLINE: Patients receive leucovorin calcium IV over 10-20 minutes followed within 10 minutes by fluorouracil IV bolus on days 1, 8, 15, 29, 36, and 43. Patients receive oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours prior to leucovorin calcium and fluorouracil on days 1, 15, 29, and 43. Treatment repeats every 8 weeks for 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable or responding disease may receive additional courses upon approval by the sponsor. Patients are followed at 30 days. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-35 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven advanced adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum No prior systemic chemotherapy OR Adjuvant chemotherapy only, completed 6 months prior to study and with subsequent development of recurrent disease At least 1 bidimensionally measurable lesion No CNS metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL (no greater than 5.0 mg/dL if due to intrahepatic biliary obstruction not amenable to biliary decompression, if approved by the protocol investigator) SGOT no greater than 4 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No congestive heart failure Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No neurologic disease No active or uncontrolled infection No other malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No medical or psychiatric disorders that would prevent compliance PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for malignant disease Surgery: Recovered from any prior surgery Other: At least 30 days since other prior investigational agent No other concurrent investigational agents No concurrent anticancer agents

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Brief Title:

Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Official Title:

A Phase II Trial of Eloxatin in Combination With 5-Fluorouracil and Leucovorin in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Carcinoma

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Study Phase:

Phase 2



Minimum Age:

18 Years

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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

New York University School of Medicine

Oversight Authority:

United States: Federal Government

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Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Howard S. Hochster, MD
Study Chair
New York University School of Medicine

Study Dates

Start Date:January 1999
Primary Completion Date:November 2001
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:March 2011
Last Changed Date:March 25, 2011
First Received Date:December 10, 1999

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Drug
Name:FOLFOX regimen
Intervention Type:Drug
Intervention Type:Drug
Name:leucovorin calcium
Intervention Type:Drug

Study Arms

There are no available Study Arms

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:New York University School of Medicine
Agency Class:NIH
Agency Type:Collaborator
Agency Name:National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

Reference Type:Results Reference
Citation:Hochster HS, Chachoua A, Speyer J, et al.: First-line activity of oxaliplatin with weekly bolus 5FU and low-dose leucovorin (LV) in advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-548, 2001.

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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