Upper Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic & Liver

The following list provides a brief description of upper gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver cancer trials that are open for recruitment in Western Australia. If you would like more information please follow the links provided, contact one of the trial sites or speak with your doctor.

Please note that this list is based on information provided to the Cancer Council by WA hospitals and may not include all clinical trials that are running in WA.

Where ‘N/A' appears - this means the lacking information has not been provided to date to the Cancer Council.

 

ACTICCA-1 Gallbladder Carcinoma Study

Registered Title

Adjuvant Chemotherapy With Gemcitabine and Cisplatin Compared to Observation After Curative Intent Resection of Cholangiocarcinoma and Muscle Invasive Gall Bladder Carcinoma (ACTICCA-1 Trial)

Purpose

This is a multicentre, prospective, randomized, controlled phase III trial designed to assess the clinical performance of gemcitabine with cisplatin and observation vs. observation alone in patients after curative intent resection of cholangiocarcinoma and muscle invasive gall bladder carcinoma.

Lay Summary

N/A

WA Trial Sites

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Logo

SCGH Medical Oncology
Ph. (08) 6383 3000

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

ALT GIST Study

Registered Title

A Randomised Phase II Trial of Imatinib Alternating With Regorafenib Compared to Imatinib Alone for the First Line Treatment of Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST).

Purpose

An open label randomised trial for adults with histologically confirmed measurable metastatic GIST who have received no other treatment for metastatic disease. The study aims to determine if an alternating regimen of imatinib and regorafenib has sufficient activity and safety in comparison to imatinib alone to warrant further evaluation as a first line treatment for metastatic GIST.

Lay Summary

An open label randomised trial for adults with histologically confirmed measurable metastatic GIST who have received no other treatment for metastatic disease. The study aims to determine if an alternating regimen of imatinib and regorafenib has sufficient activity and safety in comparison to imatinib alone to warrant further evaluation as a first line treatment for metastatic GIST.

WA Trial Sites

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Logo

SCGH Medical Oncology
Ph. (08) 6383 3000

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

A Phase 2 Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Trial

Registered Title

A Randomized, Open-label Phase 2 Study of Nanoliposomal Irinotecan (Nal-IRI)-Containing Regimens Versus Nab-Paclitaxel Plus Gemcitabine in Patients With Previously Untreated, Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

Purpose

This is an open-label, phase 2 comparative study to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of nal-IRI in combination with other anticancer therapies, compared to nab-paclitaxel + gemcitabine, in patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma who have not received prior chemotherapy.

Lay Summary

N/A

WA Trial Sites

St John of God Healthcare logo

St John of God
Ph. (08) 6465 9204

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

INTEGRATE II Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer Study

Registered Title

A Randomised Phase III Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of Regorafenib in Refractory Advanced Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer (AGOC).

Purpose

Advanced Gastro-oesophageal Carcinoma (AGOC) has a poor prognosis, and there is no established standard treatment following failure of first and second line chemotherapy. Regorafenib (BAY 73-4506) is an investigational oral multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) which targets angiogenic (VEGF, TIE-2), stromal (PDGF-β), and oncogenic (RAF, RET and KIT) receptor tyrosine kinases, and has shown activity in other solid tumours. Regorafenib was shown to prolong PFS across all regions/subgroups in INTEGRATE I The general aim of this study is to determine if regorafenib improves overall survival in refractory AGOC.

Lay Summary

N/A

WA Trial Sites

St John of God Healthcare logo

St John of God
Ph. (08) 6465 9204

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Logo

SCGH Medical Oncology
Ph. (08) 6383 3000

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

SIRCCA Study

Registered Title

Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Study Evaluating SIR-Spheres Y-90 Resin Microspheres Preceding Cisplatin-gemcitabine (CIS-GEM) Chemotherapy Versus CIS-GEM Chemotherapy Alone as First-line Treatment of Patients With Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.

Purpose

The study will evaluate the benefit of applying Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) using SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres prior to receiving systemic chemotherapy treatment (cisplatin-gemcitabine, or CIS-GEM) in patients with unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Half of the patients will be randomized to CIS-GEM chemotherapy plus SIRT, and half of the patients will be randomized to CIS-GEM alone.

Lay Summary

N/A

WA Trial Sites

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Logo

SCGH Medical Oncology
Ph. (08) 6383 3000

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

TOPGEAR (TROG 08.08)

Registered Title

A randomised phase II/III trial of preoperative chemoradiotherapy versus preoperative chemotherapy for resectable gastric cancer.

Purpose

The primary objective is to investigate whether the addition of chemoradiotherapy to chemotherapy is superior to chemotherapy alone in the neoadjuvant setting by improving pathological complete response (pCR) rates in the first instance, and subsequently overall survival, in patients undergoing adequate surgery (D1 dissection) for resectable gastric cancer.

Lay Summary

The optimal management of patients with resectable gastric cancer continues to evolve.  Chemotherapy regimes are better, radiation techniques have improved and there is an increasing interest in the use of chemoradiotherapy prior to surgery for gastric cancer.  The important question addressed in this trial is whether chemoradiation is better than chemotherapy alone in the treatment of resectable gastric cancer.

WA Trial Sites

 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital logo

SCGH Radiation Oncology
Ph. (08) 6383 3000

Links

Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry

 

 

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