ECOG-ACRIN EA2197 (JIT – IF A POSSIBLE PATIENT IS IDENTIFIED, NOTIFY CRA ASAP AS IT WILL TAKE TIME TO OPEN TRIAL THROUGH NCORP)
This phase II/III trial compares the effect of adding chemotherapy before and after surgery versus after surgery alone (usual treatment) in treating patients with stage II-III gallbladder cancer. Chemotherapy drugs, such as gemcitabine and cisplatin, 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. Giving chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller; therefore, may reduce the extent of surgery. Additionally, it may make it easier for the surgeon to distinguish between normal and cancerous tissue. Giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells. This study will determine whether giving chemotherapy before surgery increases the length of time before the cancer may return and whether it will increase a patient's life span compared to the usual approach.
- Missouri Baptist Medical Center
- Brittany Foy 314-996-5888
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