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Phase II Study of Sorafenib (NSC-724772) and Erlotinib (NSC-718781) in Patients With Advanced Gallbladder Carcinoma or Cholangiocarcinoma

Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Adenocarcinoma of the Extrahepatic Bile Duct, Adenocarcinoma of the Gallbladder, Adenocarcinoma With Squamous Metaplasia of the Gallbladder, Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Gallbladder, Cholangiocarcinoma of the Extrahepatic Bile Duct, Cholangiocarcinoma of the Gallbladder, Recurrent Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer, Recurrent Gallbladder Cancer, Unresectable Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer, Unresectable Gallbladder Cancer

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Trial Information

Phase II Study of Sorafenib (NSC-724772) and Erlotinib (NSC-718781) in Patients With Advanced Gallbladder Carcinoma or Cholangiocarcinoma


I. To assess the progression-free survival in patients with unresectable or metastatic
gallbladder carcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma treated with the combination of sorafenib
(sorafenib tosylate) and erlotinib (erlotinib hydrochloride).

II. To assess the overall survival in patients with unresectable or metastatic gallbladder
carcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma treated with the combination of sorafenib and erlotinib.

IV. To assess the frequency and severity of toxicities. V. To collect specimens for banking
for future research.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive sorafenib tosylate orally (PO) twice daily and erlotinib hydrochloride PO
once daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease
progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 6 months for 3 years.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Cytologically or pathologically confirmed gallbladder carcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma

- No ampullary carcinoma

- Locally advanced unresectable or distant metastatic disease

- Measurable disease

- Patients with biliary obstruction must have decompression of the biliary tree by ERCP
and stenting or percutaneous drainage

- No prior systemic treatment for metastatic or unresectable locally advanced disease

- No known brain metastases

- Zubrod performance status of 0-1

- Leukocyte count ≥ 3,000/mm^3

- ANC ≥ 1,000/mm^3

- Platelet count ≥100,000/mm^3

- Total serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- For patient who had decompression of the biliary tree within the past 14 days,
stability of the bilirubin level needs to be confirmed with two measurements
within 5 to 7 days of each other

- Serum albumin ≥ 2.5 g/dL

- AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN (≤ 5 times ULN for liver metastases)

- Creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Fertile patients must agree to use effective contraception

- No active biliary sepsis

- No bleeding diathesis

- No uncontrolled or clinically significant cardiovascular disease, including any of
the following:

- Myocardial infarction within the past 6 months

- Uncontrolled angina within the past 6 months

- NYHA class II-IV congestive heart failure

- Grade 3 cardiac valve dysfunction

- Cardiac arrhythmia not controlled by medication

- History of stroke or transient ischemic attack within the past 6 months

- History ofarterial thrombotic event of any type in the past 6 months

- No uncontrolled hypertension, as evidenced by systolic BP ≥ 150 mm Hg or diastolic BP
≥ 100 mm Hg, within the past 28 days

- Must be able to swallow and tolerate oral medications

- No gastrointestinal tract disease or prior abdominal surgery that results in an
inability to absorb oral medication

- No other prior malignancy except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin
cancer, in situ cervical cancer, adequately treated stage I or II cancer from which
the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other cancer from which the
patient has been disease-free within the past 3 years

- No concurrent grapefruit or its juice

- At least 6 months since 1 adjuvant or neoadjuvant regimen of chemotherapy, hormonal
therapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy (to < 25% of bone marrow only), or
chemoradiotherapy before documented recurrence or metastatic disease

- No prior treatment with any antiangiogenic agent or any EGFR inhibitors for any

- Concurrent multiple anti-hypertensive medications allowed

- No plans to receive concurrent chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy,
immunotherapy, or any other therapy, including herbal or alternative medications for
treatment of cancer

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Progression-free survival

Outcome Time Frame:

From date of registration to date of first documentation of progression or symptomatic deterioration, or death due to any cause, assessed up to 3 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Anthony El-Khoueiry

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Southwest Oncology Group


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2010

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Gallbladder
  • Adenocarcinoma With Squamous Metaplasia of the Gallbladder
  • Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Gallbladder
  • Cholangiocarcinoma of the Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Cholangiocarcinoma of the Gallbladder
  • Recurrent Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Recurrent Gallbladder Cancer
  • Unresectable Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Unresectable Gallbladder Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous
  • Carcinoma
  • Metaplasia
  • Gallbladder Neoplasms
  • Bile Duct Neoplasms
  • Cholangiocarcinoma



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