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Testing the Use of Chemotherapy after Surgery for High-Risk Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Active: Yes
Cancer Type: Neuroendocrine Tumor
Unknown Primary
NCT ID: NCT05040360
Trial Phases: Phase II Protocol IDs: S2104 (primary)
Eligibility: 18 Years and older, Male and Female Study Type: Treatment
Study Sponsor: SWOG
NCI Full Details:


This phase II trial studies the effect of capecitabine and temozolomide after surgery in treating patients with high-risk well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Chemotherapy drugs, such as capecitabine and temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving capecitabine and temozolomide after surgery could prevent or delay the return of cancer in patients with high-risk well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.


I. To evaluate recurrence-free survival (RFS) in participants with resected pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) randomized to treatment with capecitabine + temozolomide (CAPTEM) compared to observation only.

I. To evaluate overall survival (OS) in participants randomized to treatment with CAPTEM compared to observation only.
II. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of CAPTEM compared to observation only.

I. To bank specimens for future correlative studies.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients receive capecitabine orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-14 and temozolomide PO once daily (QD) on days 10-14. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 4 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

ARM II: Patients undergo surveillance with no active treatment.

Patients also undergo computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and may undergo blood sample collection while on study.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 6 months for 3 years and then annually until 5 years from randomization.

Treatment Sites in Georgia

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Emory University Hospital - Midtown
550 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365 Clifton Road NE
Building C
Atlanta, GA 30322

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