The purpose of this study is to look at the efficacy and safety of Irinotecan liposome injection in combination with other approved drugs used for cancer therapy, namely 5 fluorouracil/leucovorin (5FU/LV) plus oxaliplatin compared to nab-paclitaxel + gemcitabine treatment in improving the overall survival of patients not previously treated for metastatic pancreatic cancer.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • Histological or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas that has not been previously treated in the metastatic setting. - Initial diagnosis of metastatic disease must have occurred ≤6 weeks prior to screening. - Subject has one or more metastatic tumours measurable by computed tomography (CT) scan (or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), if the subject is allergic to CT contrast media) according to RECIST Version 1.1 criteria. - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1. - Subject has adequate biological parameters as demonstrated by the following blood counts:(a) Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥2000/mm3 without the use of hemopoietic growth factors within the last 7 days prior to randomisation (b) Platelet count ≥100,000/mm3 (c) Haemoglobin (Hgb) ≥9 g/dL obtained ≤14 days prior to randomisation. - Adequate hepatic function as evidenced by: (a) Serum total bilirubin ≤1.5x ULN (biliary drainage is allowed for biliary obstruction), and (b) Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤2.5x upper limit of normal (ULN) (≤5x ULN is acceptable if liver metastases are present). - Adequate renal function as evidenced by creatinine clearance ≥30 mL/min. - Adequate coagulation studies (obtained ≤14 days prior to randomisation) as demonstrated by prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time within normal limits (≤1.5xULN ).

Exclusion Criteria

  • Prior treatment of pancreatic cancer in the metastatic setting with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or investigational therapy - Prior treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma with chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting, except those where at least 12 months have elapsed since completion of the last dose and no persistent treatment-related toxicities are present. - Subject has only localised advanced disease. - Documented serum albumin <3 g/dL - Known history of central nervous system (CNS) metastases. - Clinically significant gastrointestinal disorder - History of any second malignancy in the last 2 years - Concurrent illnesses that would be a relative contraindication to trial participation - Use of strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A, CYP2C8 and UGT1A1 - Neuroendocrine (carcinoid, islet cell) or acinar pancreatic carcinoma - Known low or absent dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) activity

Study Design

Phase 3
Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Irinotecan liposome injection + Oxaliplatin + 5-FU/LV
Irinotecan liposome injection, oxaliplatin, 5 FU/LV, will be administered on Days 1 and 15 of each 28-day cycle (until progression or unacceptable toxicity).
  • Drug: Irinotecan Liposomal Injection
    Irinotecan liposome injection is irinotecan in the form of the sucrosofate salt, encapsulated in liposomes for i.v. infusion. It is supplied in sterile, single-use vials containing 10 mL of irinotecan liposome injection at a concentration of 4.3 mg/mL free base equivalent (FBE).
    Other names:
    • Onivyde®
    • Nal-IRI
  • Drug: Oxaliplatin
    Oxaliplatin injection, USP is supplied in single-dose vials containing 50 mg, 100 mg or 200 mg of oxaliplatin as a sterile, preservative-free, aqueous solution at a concentration of 5 mg/mL.
    Other names:
    • Eloxatin®
  • Drug: 5Fluorouracil
    Fluorouracil injection, USP is a colorless to faint yellow, aqueous, sterile, nonpyrogenic injectable solution available in 50 mL and 100 mL pharmacy bulk package. Each mL contains 50 mg fluorouracil in water for injection, USP.
    Other names:
    • Adrucil®
    • flurouracil
    • 5-FU
  • Drug: Leucovorin
    Leucovorin Calcium for Injection is supplied in vials ranging from 50-500 mg and available as an injectable solution or lyophilized powder for reconstitution.
    Other names:
    • Folinic Acid
Active Comparator
Nab-paclitaxel + Gemcitabine
Nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine will be administered on Days 1, 8 and 15 of each 28-day cycle (until progression or unacceptable toxicity).
  • Drug: Nab-paclitaxel
    Nab-paclitaxel is a lyophilised powder containing 100 or 250 mg of paclitaxel formulated as albumin-bound particles in single-use vials for re-constitution. Each mL of the reconstituted formulation will contain 5 mg/mL paclitaxel.
    Other names:
    • Abraxane®
  • Drug: Gemcitabine
    Gemcitabine for injection is a lyophilised powder for solution for infusion, with each single use vial containing 200 mg, 1 g or 2 g of gemcitabine.
    Other names:
    • Gemzar®

More Details

Active, not recruiting

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