Houston, Texas 77030

  • Cancer of Gastrointestinal Tract

Purpose:

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if abraxane can help to control colorectal and/or small bowel cancer. The safety of this drug will also be studied. Abraxane is designed to block cancer cells from dividing, which may cause them to die.


Study summary:

Study Drug Administration: If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will receive the study drug in 21-day study cycles. You will receive abraxane by vein over about 30 minutes on Day 1 of each cycle. Study Visits: On Day 1 of all cycles, the following tests and procedures will be performed: - You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your weight and blood pressure. - You will be asked about any drugs you may be taking and about any symptoms or side effects you may be having. - Your performance status will be recorded. - Blood (about 2 tablespoons) will be drawn for routine tests. At the end of every 3rd cycle (Cycles 3, 6, 9) and so on: °You will have a CT or MRI scan of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis to check the status of the disease. If at any point the scans show the disease appearing to get better, you will have another scan 2 cycles later. Length of Treatment: You may continue taking the study drug for as long as the doctor thinks it is in your best interest. You will no longer be able to take the study drug if the disease gets worse, if you have intolerable side effects, if the study is stopped, or if you are unable to follow study instructions. Your participation on the study will be over after the follow-up period. End-of-Treatment Visit: Within 10 days after you stop taking the study drug, you will have an end-of-treatment visit. At this visit, the following tests and procedures will be performed: - You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your weight and blood pressure. - You will be asked about any drugs you may be taking and about any symptoms or side effects you may be having. - Your performance status will be recorded. - Blood (about 2 tablespoons) will be drawn for routine tests. - If one has not been performed in the previous 4 weeks, you will have a CT or MRI scan of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis to check the status of the disease. Follow-Up: The study staff will ask about any symptoms or side effects you may be having during the 30 days after your last dose of the study drugs. The study staff may ask you by phone or at the time of a routine clinic visit. If the study staff contacts you by phone, the phone call should last about 15-30 minutes. If you leave the study for any reason other than the disease getting worse, you will have a CT or MRI scan of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis to check the status of the disease every 12 weeks unless you start receiving other treatment. The study staff will also review your medical records and/or contact you to check the status of the disease every 3 months after you stop receiving the study drug. If you are contacted by phone, each phone call should take about 5 minutes. This is an investigational study. Abraxane is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of breast cancer. It is not FDA approved for the treatment of colorectal or small bowel cancer. The use of abraxane in patients with colorectal cancer or small bowel cancer is investigational. Up to 35 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient must have histologically or cytologically confirmed colorectal adenocarcinoma or small bowel adenocarcinoma 2. Metastatic disease documented on diagnostic imaging studies with measurable disease per RECIST version 1.1. 3. Refractory disease defined as: a) prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, irinotecan, and anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy if Kirsten rat sarcoma (KRAS) wildtype for colorectal adenocarcinoma and; b) prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine and oxaliplatin for small bowel adenocarcinoma. 4. Colorectal adenocarcinoma patients must be known to have CpG island methylator phenotype. CIMP-high phenotype will be defined as hypermethylation at 2 or more of the 6 methylation-specific PCR markers (hMLH1, P16, P14, MINT1, MINT2, and MINT31). 5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 to 1. 6. Adequate organ function including: a) Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) =/>1,500cells/mm^3; b) Platelets =/>100,000/ul; c) Hemoglobin >9.0 g/dL; d) Total bilirubin =/<1.5mg/dL In patients with known Gilbert's syndrome, direct bilirubin =/<1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) will be used as organ function criteria, instead of total bilirubin; e) AST and ALT < 2.5 x ULN; f) Alkaline phosphatase <2.5x ULN; g) Creatinine <1.5 gm/dL. 7. Negative serum or urine pregnancy test in women with childbearing potential (WOCBP) defined as not post-menopausal for 12 months or no previous surgical sterilization, within one week prior to initiation of treatment. WOCBP must be using an adequate method of contraception to avoid pregnancy throughout the study and for up to 12 weeks after the last dose of study drug to minimize the risk of pregnancy. 8. A male subject of fathering potential must use an adequate method of contraception to avoid conception throughout the study and for up to 12 weeks after the last dose of study drug to minimize the risk of pregnancy. If the partner is pregnant or breastfeeding, the subject must use a condom. 9. Patients must sign an Informed Consent and Authorization indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of this study and the known risks involved. 10. Patient is =/>18 years of age on the day of consenting to the study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Peripheral neuropathy of grade 2 or greater by Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) 4.0. In CTCAE version 4.0 grade 2 sensory neuropathy is defined as "moderate symptoms; limiting instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs)". 2. Prior treatment with taxane therapy for either colorectal cancer or small bowel adenocarcinoma. 3. Chemotherapy or any other investigational agents within 14 days of first receipt of study treatment, or major surgery within 28 days of first receipt of study treatment, or palliative radiation within 7 days of first receipt of study treatment. 4. Concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions which could compromise participation in the study such as unstable angina, myocardial infarction within 6 months, unstable symptomatic arrhythmia, uncontrolled diabetes, serious active or uncontrolled infection. 5. Pregnancy (positive pregnancy test) or lactation. 6. Patients with carcinomatous meningitis. 7. Known central nervous system (CNS) disease, except for treated brain metastasis. Treated brain metastases are defined as having no evidence of progression or hemorrhage after treatment and no ongoing requirement for dexamethasone, as ascertained by clinical examination and brain imaging (MRI or CT) during the screening period. Anticonvulsants (stable dose) are allowed. Treatment for brain metastases may include whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT), radiosurgery (RS; Gamma Knife, LINAC, or equivalent) or a combination as deemed appropriate by the treating physician. Patients with CNS metastases treated by neurosurgical resection or brain biopsy performed within 3 months prior to Day 1 will be excluded.


NCT ID:

NCT01730586


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Michael Overman, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States



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Date Processed: June 24, 2021

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