Clinical Trial: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer

A021501 Pancreatic Cancer

Full Name




This randomized phase II trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (mFOLFIRINOX) with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy before surgery works in patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in combination chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Hypofractionated radiation therapy delivers higher doses of radiation therapy over a shorter period of time and may kill more tumor cells and have fewer side effects. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.


Inclusion Criteria
  • Confirmation of radiographic stage as borderline resectable disease by real-time Alliance central radiographic review
  • No prior chemotherapy or radiation for pancreatic cancer
  • No definitive resection of pancreatic cancer
  • Chronic concomitant treatment with strong inhibitors of cytochrome p450, family 3, subfamily a, polypeptide 4 gene (CYP3A4) is not allowed on this study; patients on strong CYP3A4 inhibitors must discontinue the drug for 14 days prior to registration on the study
  • Chronic concomitant treatment with strong CYP3A4 inducers is not allowed; patients must discontinue the drug 14 days prior to the start of study treatment
  • No grade >= 2 neuropathy
  • No known Gilbert's syndrome or known homozygosity for UGAT1A1*28 polymorphism
  • No uncontrolled gastric ulcer disease (grade 3 gastric ulcer disease) within 28 days of registration
  • Not pregnant and not nursing; for women of childbearing potential only, a negative pregnancy test done =< 7 days prior to registration is required
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3
  • Creatinine =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or
  • Calculated (calc.) creatinine clearance > 45 mL/min
  • Total bilirubin =< 2.0 mg/dL
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) / alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN)
Doctor(s) Running This Study

Accepting New Patients

Hematology/Medical Oncology
Area of focus
Kidney cancer (renal cancer)
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute

1240 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Suite 401
Allentown, PA 18103-6218
United States

181 East Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-3004
United States

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