Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as CCI-779, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from
dividing so they stop growing or die. This phase II trial is studying how well CCI-779 works
in treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer
I. Determine the overall survival at 6 months in patients with locally advanced or
metastatic pancreatic cancer treated with CCI-779.
I. Determine time to progression, progression-free survival, overall survival, and tumor
response rate in patients with measurable disease treated with this drug.
II. Correlate biomarkers of response with clinical response in patients treated with this
III. Determine the safety and toxicity of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.
Patients receive CCI-779 IV over 30 minutes once weekly. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the
absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study within 13 months.
- Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
- Locally advanced or metastatic disease
- Radiographic evidence of disease
- No known brain metastases
- Performance status - ECOG 0-2
- More than 3 months
- WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3
- Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
- Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
- Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
- AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases are present)
- Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
- Creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min
- No symptomatic congestive heart failure
- No unstable angina pectoris
- No cardiac arrhythmia
- Not pregnant or nursing
- Negative pregnancy test
- Fertile patients must use effective contraception
- Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 350 mg/dL
- Fasting triglycerides ≤ 400 mg/dL
- No ongoing or active infection
- No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
- No other concurrent uncontrolled illness
- No concurrent prophylactic hematopoietic colony-stimulating factors
- No prior chemotherapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer
- More than 2 months since prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for resected
- Must have radiographic evidence of recurrent disease
- More than 2 months since prior chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic
- Must have radiographic evidence of disease progression
- See Chemotherapy
- See Chemotherapy
- No other concurrent investigational or commercial agents or therapies for the
- No other concurrent anticancer therapy
- No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients