What is the purpose of this trial?
Eligible patients enrolled on study will receive a chemotherapy regimen of gemcitabine and cisplatin administered intravenously on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle. After every 2 cycles of systemic chemotherapy, patients will receive contrast-enhanced MRI to assess liver disease; conventional trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE) will be performed as indicated based on this assessment. Patients will receive a maximum of 8 cycles of the gemcitabine/cisplatin combination. Up to 3 TACE treatments may be delivered in this same time frame, with the first TACE taking place after 2 cycles of systemic chemotherapy. Following the treatment period, patients will continue clinical follow-up at 3 month intervals until study exit at 18 months post the start of treatment.
It is hypothesized that the addition of conventional transarterial chemoembolization to standard chemotherapy will result in an improvement in PFS in patients with advanced, unresectable ICC, including patients with extra-hepatic disease.
Ages: 18 years and older
Yale University School of Medicine
Dates: 01/06/2017 - 12/31/2019
Last Updated: 03/14/2017
Study HIC#: 1603017367