Providence, Rhode Island


Preliminary data suggests that FOLFOX-A may have equal or superior activity as compared to FOLFIRINOX for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer and appears to be better tolerated with the ability to administer at least 10 cycles of therapy. Investigators therefore will evaluate FOLFOX-A in a phase II study for patient with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Study summary:

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Inclusion Criteria: - Pathologically or cytologically confirmed pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Patients with pathology or cytology showing carcinoma of pancreas or adenosquamous of the pancreas are also eligible. - Locally advanced pancreatic cancer, including patients defined by Callery19 as "unresectable" and "borderline resectable" are eligible: - Measurable disease as per RECIST 1.1 - No prior chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. - No major surgery within 3 weeks of the start of study treatment. Patients must have recovered from the side effects of any major surgery at the start of study treatment. For questions on if a surgery is deemed "major," definition by surgeon can be used for clarification. Laparoscopy and central venous catheter placement are not considered major surgery. - No prior invasive malignancy within the prior two years. However, patients with an early stage malignancy that is not expected to require treatment in the next 2 years (such as early stage, resected breast cancer or asymptomatic prostate cancer) are eligible. - ECOG performance status 0 or 1. - Age ≥ 18 - Not pregnant and not nursing. Women of child bearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 7 days prior to beginning of treatment. Post-menopausal women (surgical menopause or lack of menses >24 months) do not need to have a pregnancy test, please document status. - Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must use an effective contraception method 28 days prior to treatment, during treatment and for three months after completing treatment (men are to use contraception for six months post last dose of drug). Documentation of this being discussed required. - Required Initial Laboratory Values: - Neutrophils ≥ 1,500/mm3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3 (transfusion independent, defined as not receiving platelet transfusions within 7 days prior to laboratory sample) - Hemoglobin > 9.0g/dL - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL -or- creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min - Total bilirubin <1. 5 x ULN - AST (SGOT) & ALT (SGPT) ≤ 2.5 x ULN - Alkaline phosphatase < 2.5xULN. (Patients with elevated alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, AST and ALT, who have subsequently undergone biliary stenting and their liver tests are improving, do not need to wait for their alkaline phosphatase to become < 2.5x ULN if their total bilirubin, AST and ALT have improved to within required study levels and the alkaline phosphatase is decreasing.) Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with metastatic disease - Prior hypersensitivity to Oxaliplatin or Abraxane ® that in the investigators opinion would put the patient at risk if re-exposed - Preexisting neuropathy is not allowed from any cause. - Patients with serious medical risk factors involving any of the major organ systems such that the investigator considers it unsafe for the patient to receive FOLFOX-A - Patients with unstable biliary stents or with plastic stents. Information on type of stent is required at registration. - Patients with active infection or fever (patients on antibiotics for infection or patients getting over a cold or seasonal virus are not excluded), or known historical or active infection with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. - Patients with active sepsis or pneumonitis. - Patients with a history of interstitial lung disease, history of slowly progressive dyspnea and unproductive cough, sarcoidosis, silicosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypersensitivity pneumonitis or multiple allergies that in the investigator's opinion would put the patient at an increased risk. - Uncontrolled diabetes. If patient has diabetes, confirmation on status (controlled or uncontrolled) required at registration.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Howard Safran, MD

Helena Lau, MSPH
Phone: 401-413-3000

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Location Contact:

Providence, Rhode Island
United States

Helena Lau, MSPH
Phone: 401-863-3000

Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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