Nab-Pac+Cis+Gem in Pts w Previously Untreated Metastatic PDA


Pancreatic Cancer Research Team

Status and phase

Phase 2
Phase 1


Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer


Drug: Cisplatin
Drug: gemcitabine
Drug: nab-paclitaxel

Study type


Funder types



PCRT 12-001

Details and patient eligibility


The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of nab-paclitaxel plus cisplatin plus gemcitabine for patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA).

Full description

This is a phase 1b/2 open-label pilot study evaluating the preliminary efficacy and safety of nab-paclitaxel, cisplatin, and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. An individual cycle of therapy will be defined as Days 1 and 8 every 21 days. Multiple cycles may be administered until the patient is withdrawn from therapy. Overall response rates as well as individual categories of response (complete response-CR, partial response-PR, stable disease-SD and progressive disease-PD) will be determined using RECIST 1.1. Time-to-event endpoints, including progression free survival (PFS) and OS (overall survival) will be assessed using the Kaplan-Meier method. Evaluation of stable disease at 9 weeks will also be assessed. Toxicity (adverse events) will be recorded using the NCI CTCAE (v4.0, May 2009).


25 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age >18 years of age; male or female.
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • Capable of providing informed consent and complying with trial procedures.
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) of >/=70%.
  • Life expectancy >/=12 weeks.
  • Measurable tumor lesions according to RECIST 1.1 criteria.
  • Women must not be able to become pregnant (e.g. post-menopausal for at least 1 year, surgically sterile, or practicing adequate birth control methods) for the duration of the study. Women of child bearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test at the Screening Visit and be non-lactating. Both male and female patients of reproductive potential must agree to use a reliable method of birth control during the study.

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients must have received no previous radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy or investigational therapy for the treatment of metastatic disease. Prior treatments in the adjuvant setting with gemcitabine and/or 5-FU or gemcitabine administered as a radiation sensitizer are allowed, provided at least 6 months have elapsed since completion of the last dose and no lingering toxicities are present.
  • Palliative surgery and/or radiation treatment less than 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment.
  • Exposure to any investigational agent within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment.
  • Evidence of central nervous system (CNS) metastasis (negative imaging study, if clinically indicated, within 4 weeks of Screening Visit).
  • History of other malignancies (except cured basal cell carcinoma, superficial bladder cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix) unless documented free of cancer for >/= 5 years.
  • Laboratory values: Screening serum creatinine > upper limits of normal (ULN); total bilirubin > ULN: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and AST >/= 2.5 ULN or >/= 5.0 x ULN if liver metastases are present; absolute neutrophil count < 1,500/mm3, platelet concentration < 100,00/mm3, hematocrit level < 27% for females or < 30% for males, or coagulation tests (prothrombin time [PT], partial thromboplastin time [PTT], International Normalized Ratio [INR]) > 1.5 x ULN unless on therapeutic doses of warfarin.
  • current, serious, clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias as determined by the Investigator.
  • History of HIV infection.
  • Active, clinically significant serious infection requiring treatment with antibiotics, anti-virals or anti-fungals.
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment. Any condition that might interfere with the patient's participation in the study or in the evaluation of the study results.
  • Any condition that is unstable and could jeopardize the patient's participation in the study.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

25 participants in 1 patient group

Experimental group
This is a phase Ib/II open-label, pilot study evaluating the preliminary efficacy and safety of nab-paclitaxel 125mb/m2, cisplatin 25mg/m2, and gemcitabine 1000mg/m2, all administered intravenously (IV) on Days 1 and 8 every 21 days until development of toxicity that is unacceptable in the opinion of the patient or the Investigator or upon disease progression.
Drug: nab-paclitaxel
Drug: gemcitabine
Drug: Cisplatin

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