Cisplatin to Patients With Pancreatic Cancer and Homologous Recombination Deficiency

Fudan University (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of cisplatin based regimen to patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and homologous recombination deficiency.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
Phase 2/Phase 3

Detailed Description

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly lethal malignancy with a 5-year survival less than 10%. Approximately 80% of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Chemotherapy is one of the major treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer. In 2011, the PRODIGE trial has shown that oxaliplatin, irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRINOX) was associated with a survival advantage but had increased toxicity.

Defects in DNA damage response (DDR) genes causing homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) identify a clinically relevant subgroup of patients with PDAC, with both therapeutic and preventative implications. Accumulating evidence from nonrandomized and randomized clinical trials suggests HRD as a putative biomarker of therapeutic response for platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced PDAC. Within HRD, germline variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are associated with improved progression-free survival in patients with platinum-sensitive metastatic PDAC treated with the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor (PARPi) olaparib as maintenance therapy. Interestingly, based on preclinical evidence and phase II nonrandomized clinical trials, additional non-BRCA HRD aberrations may predict sensitivity to PARPi with other therapeutic strategies targeting DDR currently under clinical investigation (including immunotherapy, ATM, ATR, and PALB2 inhibitors). However, the efficacy of cisplatin based regimen as a second line treatment for patients with HRD has not been systematically studied.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of cisplatin based regimen on improving the progression-free survival (PFS) of advanced pancreatic cancer patients who harbor germline or somatic homologous recombination deficiency. These patients are resistant to at least one line of systemic chemotherapy. PFS, objective response rate (ORR), overall survival (OS) and disease control rate (DCR) are measured every four weeks.

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
30 participants
Intervention Model:
Single Group Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
Cisplatin Based Regimen to Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer and Homologous Recombination Deficiency
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Nov 1, 2023
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Oct 31, 2025
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Oct 31, 2026

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: Cisplatin

Cisplatin 25 mg/m2, ivgtt, 30 min, D1, 8.

Drug: Cisplatin
Cisplatin 25 mg/m2, ivgtt, 30 min, D1, 8. The administration of other chemotherapeutic agents including gemcitabine, nab-paclitaxel, fluorouracil, irinotecan, capecitabine is applied according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline. PARP inhibitor will be recommended to patients with platinum-sensitive metastatic PDAC after six months of cisplatin based regimen.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. progression-free survival, PFS [At the end of Cycle 1 (each cycle is 21 days)]

    PFS of subjects from recruiting to the time of disease progression

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. objective response rate (ORR) [At the end of Cycle 1 (each cycle is 21 days)]

    CR + PR

  2. disease control rate (DCR) [At the end of Cycle 1 (each cycle is 21 days)]

    CR + PR + SD

  3. Overall survival,OS [At the end of Cycle 1 (each cycle is 21 days)]

    OS of subjects from recruiting to the time of death from any cause

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

  • Age ≥ 18 years and ≤ 80 years.

  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2.

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced pancreas adenocarcinoma.

  • Tumor progression after at least one line of chemotherapy.

  • Genetic or molecular test confirmed the presence of homologous recombination deficiency.

  • Presence of at least of one measurable lesion in agreement to RECIST criteria.

  • The expected survival ≥ 3 months.

  • Adequate organ performance based on laboratory blood tests.

  • Women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation.

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Pregnant or nursing women.

  • Primary pancreatic cancer.

  • Patients who have received platinum or PARPi treatment.

  • The diagnosis was confirmed by pathology as non-adenocarcinoma of pancreas.

  • Inflammation of the digestive tract, including pancreatitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis, etc.

  • Severe and uncontrollable accompanying diseases that may affect protocol compliance or interfere with the interpretation of results.

  • Renal insufficiency or dialysis

  • Other serious accompanying illnesses, which, in the researcher's opinion, could seriously adversely affect the safety of the treatment.

  • Patients who are allergic to cisplatin or other platinum drugs.

  • Patients who are unwilling or unable to comply with study procedures.

Contacts and Locations


No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Fudan University


None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Guopei Luo, Professor, Fudan University Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • PTCA199-6
First Posted:
Oct 23, 2023
Last Update Posted:
Oct 23, 2023
Last Verified:
Oct 1, 2023
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Oct 23, 2023