Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy

Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy
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Stage II Trial of Capecitabine Joined Together with Thalidomide in Second-Line Medicine of Progressed Pancreatic Growth

Shi Sheng-bin, Wang Meng, Niu Zuo-xing, Tang Xiao-yong and Quan Yun-Liu

Abstract Background: To assess the viability and averageness of capecitabine joined together with thalidomide in patients with propelled pancreatic disease (APC) who have beforehand accepted gemcitabine-based treatment. Systems: what added up to 31 patients were enrolled prospectively in Shandong Tumor Hospital from May 2007 to April 2009. Capecitabine was offered to patients twice a day at a dosage of 1,250 mg/m2 for 14-days then emulated by 7-day rest. Thalidomide was controlled 100 mg/day without interference until sickness movement or event of inadmissible poisonous quality. Results: Two patients put forth fractional reaction (PR), eleven patients indicated stable ailment (SD) and eighteen patients exhibited continuous illness (PD). The average without movement survival (PFS) was 2.7 months (95% expectancy interim (CI), 2.4-3.3) and the average generally speaking survival (OS) was 6.1 months (95% CI, 5.3-6.9). In the subgroup examination, PFS had a huge distinction between the serum CA19-9 level diminishing >25% and diminishing <25%, with 3.0 months (95% CI, 2.5-3.6) and 2.5 months (95% CI, 1.8-3.2), (Log Rank=0.02), separately. Hematological poisonous quality incorporated leukocytopenia, frailty and neutropenia. Non-hematological toxicities incorporated loose bowels, skin rash, nausea/vomiting, hand-foot syndrome, weariness, discombobulation, languor and clogging. Conclusion: Capecitabine joined together with thalidomide is a generally tolerated second line regimen, in patients with APC obstinate to gemcitabine.