Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Jacksonville, Florida 32224


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of gemcitabine plus docetaxel in treating patients who have unresectable or metastatic liver cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Assess the six-month overall survival of patients with unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma treated with gemcitabine and docetaxel. - Determine tumor response and time to progression in this patient population treated with this regimen. - Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. - Assess the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel in patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 15-60 minutes and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks. Patients achieving complete response after 2 courses of therapy receive 2 additional courses of therapy. Patients with stable disease or partial response continue therapy until disease progression. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months for 4 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma not amenable to combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy or orthotopic liver transplantation - Measurable disease, defined as at least 1 lesion that can be accurately measured in at least 1 dimension as at least 20 mm - Evidence of disease progression by serial imaging or biochemical evidence of a rising alpha-fetoprotein by serial testing - No history of brain or other CNS metastases not amenable to local therapy - Locally treatable CNS lesions (i.e., lesions treatable with surgery or radiosurgery) allowed if no evidence of CNS progression for at least 4 weeks after completion of therapy PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy - Not specified Hematopoietic - Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 - Hemoglobin at least 10.0 g/dL Hepatic - Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal - Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Other - No other malignancy within the past 5 years except basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No prior hypersensitivity reaction to taxanes or other drugs formulated with polysorbate 80 - No grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - At least 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy or immunotherapy - No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy - See Disease Characteristics - Prior chemotherapy (excluding gemcitabine) for radiosensitization allowed - At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy - At least 6 months since prior chemoembolization - No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease - No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy - At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy Radiotherapy - See Disease Characteristics - At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy - No prior radiotherapy to 25% or more of bone marrow - No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery - See Disease Characteristics



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Steven R. Alberts, MD
Mayo Clinic

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Jacksonville, Florida 32224
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.