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A Phase 2 Randomized Study to Measure Response Rate and Toxicity of Oxaliplatin/5-FU Plus Cetuximab Followed by Post-Operative Docetaxel and Cetuximab in Patients With Operable Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus

Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Esophageal Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase 2 Randomized Study to Measure Response Rate and Toxicity of Oxaliplatin/5-FU Plus Cetuximab Followed by Post-Operative Docetaxel and Cetuximab in Patients With Operable Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus



- To determine the pathologic complete response rate in patients with resectable
adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction treated with neoadjuvant
chemoradiotherapy comprising oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and radiation therapy combined
with cetuximab.


- To evaluate the safety of this regimen in these patients.

- To evaluate the safety and tolerability of adjuvant therapy comprising cetuximab and
docetaxel in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

- Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and cetuximab: Patients receive oxaliplatin IV over 2
hours on days 1, 15, and 29, cetuximab IV over 1-2 hours on days 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29,
and fluorouracil IV continuously over 24 hours on days 1-35. Patients also undergo
radiotherapy once daily on days 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, and 29-33. Patients then
proceed to surgery.

- Surgery: Patients undergo surgical resection within 4-8 weeks after completion of
neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and cetuximab. Patients with an R0 or R1 resection
proceed to adjuvant therapy. Patients whose tumors have not been completely resected or
who have metastatic disease discontinue protocol therapy and receive further therapy at
the discretion of the treating physician.

- Adjuvant therapy: Within 4-8 weeks after surgery, patients receive docetaxel IV over 1
hour on days 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and cetuximab IV over 1-2 hours on days 1, 8, 15, 22,
29, and 36. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for 2 courses in the absence of disease
progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, and then every 6 months for 3-5 years.

Inclusion Criteria


- Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction
meeting the following criteria:

- Newly diagnosed disease

- Tumor is ≥ 20 cm below the incisors

- Tumor extending ≤ 2 cm into cardia

- Tumors must be considered surgically resectable (T1-3)

- No T4 tumors

- Stage T2 N0 M0, T3 N0 M0, T1-3 N+ M0, or T1-3 N0-1 M1a by imaging studies (and biopsy
when appropriate) performed within the past 4 weeks

- M1a disease (i.e., celiac nodal metastasis) is allowed provided other
eligibility criteria are met


- ECOG performance status 0-1

- Granulocytes > 1,000/ mm³

- Platelets > 100,000/mm³

- Creatinine normal or creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min

- Total serum bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dL

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception

- History of a curatively treated malignancy from which the patient has been
disease-free for ≥ 2 years and has a survival prognosis of > 5 years

- Patients with a history of breast cancer remaining on hormonal treatment > 5 years
are eligible

- No prior severe infusion reaction to a monoclonal antibody

- No infection

- No hypertension

- No uncontrolled diabetes

- No intercurrent illness that would likely interfere with protocol therapy or prevent
surgical resection

- None of the following within the past 6 months:

- New York Heart Association class III-IV congestive heart failure

- Cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack

- Unstable angina or myocardial infarction


- No prior chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery

- Endoscopy with biopsy and dilation is allowed

- No prior therapy specifically and directly targeting the EGFR pathway

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Pathological complete response rate

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Michael K. Gibson, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pittsburgh


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
  • stage II esophageal cancer
  • stage III esophageal cancer
  • stage IV esophageal cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Neoplasms



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