Full TitlePhase II Study of Modified Docetaxel, Cisplatin, and Fluorouracil (mDCF)in Patients with Unresectable or Metastatic Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma Back to top
The standard treatment for advanced gastric or gastroesophageal cancer that has spread or cannot be surgically removed is a combination of the anticancer drugs docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil. However, the original combination of these three drugs can cause many side effects.
In this study, researchers want to see if this drug combination can be given more safely and just as effectively by either lowering the doses used or by giving the drugs with a medicine that boosts white blood cell counts during treatment. Participants will therefore be randomly assigned to receive either the original schedule of docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil with the addition of a medicine to boost the immune system, or lower and more frequent doses of docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil.Back to top
To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:
- Patients must have a confirmed diagnosis of stomach, esophageal, or gastroesophageal cancer that cannot be surgically removed or has spread (metastasized). Patients may not have received chemotherapy for advanced disease.
- Patients may not have previously received cisplatin or docetaxel.
- Patients must be age 18 or older.