A randomized phase II clinical trial has been designed and started in the Japanese Foundation for Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cancer (JFMC) to select the better regimen between tailored CPT-11 + S-1 and the standard S-1 treatment for advanced or recurrent gastric cancer as the first line chemotherapy. Selection of the better treatment for general clinical practice in this clinical trial will lead to a more precise assignment of a promising regimen for a future phase III randomized trial, placing continuous 5-FU infusion as the reference arm. In this trial, subsidiary pharmacokinetic analysis for the tailored dose arm is also proposed. In order to continue chemotherapy for a long time and to obtain longer survival, our study design for the tailored therapy could be exploited, especially in the field of general clinical practice.
- Gastric cancer
- Tailored dose chemotherapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research