Synergy with no overlapping toxicities has been demonstrated for the combination of irinotecan (Camptosar, CPT-11) and gemcitabine (Gemzar) in vitro. Results of a single-institution phase I study in which patients with previously untreated pancreatic cancer were given irinotecan and gemcitabine were promising, with two of three patients achieving a partial response. Because of the favorable outcome of the phase I study, a multicenter phase II trial was undertaken in previously untreated patients with pancreatic carcinoma. Data from other sites entering patients in this phase II study have been analyzed, and a multicenter phase III trial of single-agent gemcitabine vs the irinotecan combination in first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer is underway.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Issue number||12 SUPPL. 14|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research