a study on Colorectal Cancer
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying giving oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil together to compare how well they work when given together with or without celecoxib in treating patients with stage III colon cancer previously treated with surgery. RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Celecoxib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether giving oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil is more effective with or without celecoxib in treating colon cancer.
A Phase III Trial of 6 Versus 12 Treatments of Adjuvant FOLFOX Plus Celecoxib or Placebo for Patients With Resected Stage III Colon Cancer
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to number of positive lymph nodes* (1-3 vs 4 or more) and concurrent regular low-dose of aspirin (yes vs no). Patients are randomized to 1 of 4 treatment arms. Please see the "Arms" section for more information. In all arms, treatment with celecoxib or placebo continues for 3 years in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Blood and tissue samples maybe collected for biomarker analysis and pharmacogenomic studies. The primary and secondary objectives for the research study are described below.
After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 6 months for up to 6 years.
Colorectal Cancer adenocarcinoma of the colon stage III colon cancer Fluorouracil Oxaliplatin Celecoxib
For people ages 18 years and up
Patients are ineligible if they plan on regular use of NSAIDs at any dose more than 2 times per week (on average) or aspirin at more than 325 mg at least three times per week, on average. Low-dose aspirin not exceeding 100 mg/day is permitted. Patients who agree to stop regular NSAIDs or higher dose aspirin are eligible and no was out period is required.
No cardiac risk factors including:
Non-pregnant and not nursing. Men and women of childbearing potential must agree to employ adequate contraception for the duration of chemotherapy and for as many as 8 weeks after the completion of chemotherapy due to the unknown teratogenic effects of FOLFOX on the developing fetus.
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