Mayo Clinic MC1512 (MNCCTN010): Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Expansion Cohort Study of Disulfiram and Chemotherapy in Pancreas Cancer Patients

Objective

This partially randomized phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of disulfiram when given together with chemotherapy in treating patients with a solid tumor that does not respond to treatment (refractory) or pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and to compare whether disulfiram and chemotherapy may reduce tumor induced muscle loss. Weight loss occurs in pancreatic cancer patients and is common in a multitude of other cancers. Patients with metastatic cancer and weight loss sometimes are not able to receive treatment due to physical weakness or debility. Disulfiram is a potential inhibitor of muscle degradation and may reduce tumor induced muscle wasting. Disulfiram may also help chemotherapy work better by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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. It is not yet known whether giving chemotherapy with or without disulfiram is a better treatment for refractory solid tumors or metastatic pancreatic cancer.

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02671890

Location: Essentia Health Cancer Centers

Research Study Categories

  • Adult Studies

Specialty

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
Contact
Cancer Clinical Trials at 218-786-3308
or cancertrials@essentiahealth.org

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