Topic: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

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ABC-03 
Randomised phase II trial of cediranib (AZD2171) vs. placebo in addition to cisplatin/gemcitabine chemotherapy for patients with advanced biliary tract cancers



Topic 
Cancer 
Portfolio Eligibility 
Funded by UKCRC partner 
ISRCTN   
EudraCT  2009-013408-30 
MREC N

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Hi Andie,

Many thanks for taking the time to find this out and for posting the information here. Much appreciated and I am sure it will be of use to some in the UK

Best wishes to you and your dad,

Gavin

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Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Hi Gavin,

No problem it's a pleasure to try and help. 

I was hoping my Dad would be able to take part as originally it mentioned a June start but an email I received today mentioned it would be recruiting in September, so it will be too late as Dad will need to start his Chemo before then.

Hopefully it will be of help to someone.

It I recieve anymore emails regarding the trial I will update

Best wishes

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Thank you so much for this information, Andie.  Unfortunately, by September, my sister's chemo will still have been within 6 months of the recruitment - & she had the Gem/Cis combo which seems to exclude her, too.  But I'm so grateful to you for seeing, assessing & posting this.

I hope your dad feels a lot better now.

Julia x

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Hi Julia.

I've just read your other post, so pleased your sister is doing so well, it's wonderful news to hear.

My Dad is feeling very well and is carrying on with all normal day to day activities.  You wouldn't know he had CC if you hadn't been told.

The main problem is the Chemo, or lack of! We went to see the Oncologist today and he's referring Dad back to the liver hospital as his bilrubin is still too high for chemo (75).  We have got to go Friday to see what they say.  I presume it will be due to a blocked stent.  Dad is getting anxious now though that he was diagnosed and stented in April and he still hasn't has any treatment.  Fingers crossed they can sort out the stent and start Chemo soon.

Best wishes to you and your sister.

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Thank you, Andie.  What a rollercoaster!!!

At Kings, they kept telling my sis they wouldn't start chemo until her bili was down to 50.  I think she was about 257 at the time (I'm trying to dredge up a memory from a time I've spent the past year trying to blot out wink)  In the end they didn't wait until 50, although I can't remember the actual number.

I'm keeping everything crossed for you Dad.

Jx

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

7 (edited by Andie Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:31:14)

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Hi Julia,

Dad had his blood tested today so will know Monday if bilirubin has gone up or down.  I think it's gone up as his eyes have a slight yellow tinge starting to appear. 

The next step will be his stent being unblocked, he may have to go to another hospital for this if they can't slot him in at the birmingham hospital   Because dad feels well I think he'd prefer to wait for Birmingham to do it but i've told him it's important to have his stent unblocked so chemo can start and the longer he wiats the longer it will take to come down.  They won't start at anything above 50 as the normal limit is 35.  Even if they can see it is going down 50 is the magic number!

The good thing is the doctor and nurses were pleased to see dad looking well (apart from slight eye tinge!) and eating well, I hope this continues.

Thank you for thinking of us.

Best wishes to you and your family

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Andie,
Is there a chance that your dad could now get into this trial?  I suppose they are aiming to give him gem/cis if his billirubin gets low enough?
Kate

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Kate,

I have been keeping on top of this and the date has been put back until 28 November.  Hopefully Dad will be sorteby then but if not it is something I will mention.

Thanks

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

I would also like to add that we are in the process of determining a date for a webconference with Dr. Valle. I will keep you posted
Best to all,
Marion

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Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Looks like trial has been put back until March 2011.  Hopefully this will help CC patients in the future.

Trial Name (Short): ABC-03 Trial Name: Randomised phase II trial of cediranib (AZD2171) vs. placebo in addition to cisplatin / gemcitabine chemotherapy for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer Description: This phase II trial builds on the ABC-02 trial in which patients were randomised to gemcitabine alone or gemcitabine plus cisplatin (CisGem). The CisGem arm showed a 3.5 month survival advantage and a 2 month progression free survival advantage.

In ABC-03, the aim will be to see if adding cediranib to CisGem will be more effective than CisGem alone. Cediranib is an unlicensed VEGF inhibitor. This trial is part of the NCRN/AstraZeneca collaboration

Trial Status: In set-up
Trial Coordinator: Elka Humphrys Email Contact: Email Trial Summary:  Opening Date: 01/03/2011 (Estimated)
Recruitment Target: 136 Funder: CRUK & AstraZeneca
Chief Investigator: Dr Juan Valle



Page last updated on 11/01/2011 by Colin Lunt

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Thanks Andie for the information.  I assume that Dr. Valle will present this at the upcoming ASCO in Chicago.  Possibly, I will be able to add to this info.
Thanks again,
Marion

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Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Thanks for this Andie. Pity that the trial start date has been delayed until March 2011 and hopefully there will be no more delays from there. And hopefully you will be able to find out more info on this Marion when you go to Chicago.

Thanks to you both,

Gavin

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: ABC 03 Trial - recruiting September time

Thanks Andie,
It seems such a shame that the trial keeps getting put back.  I wonder what the reason is?  My dad's trial keeps having to be extended as I don't think they can get enough participants.
Kate