Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00789958

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine and gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) together with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving capecitabine together with gemcitabine followed by capecitabine and radiation therapy works in treating patients with cholangiocarcinoma of the gallbladder or bile duct.

Official Title

A Phase II Trial of Adjuvant Capecitabine/Gemcitabine Chemotherapy Followed By Concurrent Capecitabine and Radiotherapy in Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (EHCC)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 120 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Daniel Chang
Daniel Chang
Sue and Bob McCollum Professor
George A. Fisher Jr.
George A. Fisher Jr.
Medical oncologist, Gastrointestinal specialist
Colleen Haas Chair in the School of Medicine

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CONTACT

Cancer Clinical Trials Office
(650) 498-7061