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NABNEC : A phase II study to establish if carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel combination is an effective and tolerable chemotherapy treatment for grade 3 advanced gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Carcinomas.

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or
Female

RecruitingStatus Recruiting

Systemic<br/>Therapy TrialTypeSystemic
Therapy Trial

TwoPhase Two

18+Age Over 18

Stomach<br/>CancersCancer LocationStomach
Cancers

Systemic therapy | Stomach and upper gastrointestinal tractPancreas,Stomach

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This phase II trial is evaluating nab-paclitaxel in combination with carboplatin as a first line treatment for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine cancer.
 

This trial is treating patients with Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours.

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have a certain disease or psychological condition.
  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Scientific Title

A phase II study to establish if carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel combination is an effective and tolerable chemotherapy treatment for grade 3 advanced gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Carcinomas.

Cooperative Group

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)

Summary

The primary purpose of this trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of carboplatin plus nab-paclitaxel in comparison with carboplatin plus etoposide chemotherapy for the treatment of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs). Who is it for? You may be eligible to enrol in this trial if you are aged 18 or over, and have been diagnosed with advanced and/or metastatic, unresectable gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC). Study details All participants enrolled in this trial will be randomly allocated (by chance) to receive either carboplatin plus nab-paclitaxel or carboplatin plus etoposide. Participants receiving carboplatin plus nab-paclitaxel will be required to visit the study site once per week, for weekly administration of nab-paclitaxel plus adminstration of carboplatin once every three weeks. Participants receiving carboplatin plus etoposide will be required to visit the study site for three consecutive days every three weeks for administration of etoposide plus adminstration of carboplatin once every three weeks. Treatment will continue for all participants until disease progression or until side effects become unmanageable. All participants will be reviewed for side effects, outcomes of survival and cancer progression. Blood and tissue samples will also be taken, as well as specialised scans, to identify markers of prognosis and response. It is hoped that the findings of this trial will identify which treatment is the most promising, for further investigation to be undertaken to guide best practice.

Recruiting Hospitals Read MoreRead more

Border Medical Oncology
Albury
Ms Nyree Sarakis
Nsarkis@bordermedonc.com.au
02 6064 1493

Barwon Health, University Hospital Geelong
Geelong
Dr Lea-Anne Harrison
leaanne.harrison@barwonhealth.org.au
03 42 15 2758

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Closed

Monash Health, Medical Oncology
Clayton
GI Research Study Coordinator
gi.oncresearch@monashhealth.org
0436386758

Completed

PCCTU (Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit) *
Parkville
Enquiries Line Coordinator
clinicaltrials.enquiries@petermac.org
03 8559 7456 (9am-2pm, Mon-Fri)

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