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Sunitinib and Capecitabine for First Line Colon Cancer

Information source: Georgetown University
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Intervention: sunitinib and capecitabine (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: Georgetown University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Aiwu Ruth He, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Georgetown University


This study is for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have not been treated with chemotherapy for their cancer. The purpose of this study is to find out if Capecitabine and Sunitinib can be used together to improve progression-free survival in colorectal cancer. All patients will take two medicines (Sunitinib and Capecitabine) by mouth every day until their cancer gets worse.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Single-Center, Phase II Trial of Sunitinib and Capecitabine in First Line Treatment of Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Progression-free survival

Secondary outcome:


Overall survival

Objective Response

Detailed description: This is a single-center, open-label, one-arm study. Patients will be stratified by prior adjuvant therapy and ECOG performance status at study entry. In this study, we propose to obtain PET scans at baseline, 2 weeks, 8 weeks and 24 weeks from the initiation of treatment. Response at 2 weeks, 8 weeks and 24 weeks will be correlated to progression-free survival, overall survival and response according to RECIST criteria. We will collect plasma and urine samples from enrolled patients before and four weeks after sunitinib treatment. The samples will be analyzed and results correlated with patient clinical outcomes in order to explore the underlying mechanism of sunitinib induced hypertension.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed metastatic colorectal cancer

- Measurable or evaluable disease in which surgical resection with curative intent is

not possible

- No adjuvant chemotherapy within 6 months of enrollment

- No prior sunitinib or other receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors

- 18 years of age or greater

- Anticipated survival of at least 6 months

- Ambulatory with an ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 and able to maintain weight

- Normal organ and marrow function

- Must agree to avoid pregnancy or fathering a child through out study participation

- Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

- Chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 6 months of enrollment

- Receiving any other investigational agents

- Known untreated brain metastases, uncontrolled seizure disorders, encephalitis, or

multiple sclerosis

- Not able to ingest oral medications with normal absorption from the GI tract

- Uncontrolled hypertension

- History of severe/unstable angina, heart attack, congestive heart failure, transient

ischemic attack, or stroke within 6 months of enrollment

- Cardiac dysrhythmias

- History of clinically significant bleeding within the past 6 months, including gross

hemoptysis or hematuria, or underlying coagulopathy

- History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal

abscess within 6 months of study enrollment

- Current treatment with therapeutic doses of coumadin

- Concurrent malignancy other than colorectal cancer

- Known dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including ongoing or active infection or

psychiatric illness that would limit compliance with study requirements.

- Pregnant and nursing women

Locations and Contacts

Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia 20007, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2009
Last updated: February 4, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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