Treatment of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
“Effect of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields, 150 kHz) as Front-Line Treatment of Locally-advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Concomitant With Gemcitabine and Nab-paclitaxel (PANOVA-3)”
Brief Summary: The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial aimed to test the efficacy and safety of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for front line treatment of locally-advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.
Device - NovoTTF-100L(P)
Patients receive continuous TTFields treatment using the NovoTTF-100L(P) device. TTFields treatment will consist of wearing four electrically insulated electrode arrays on the torso. The treatment enables the patient to maintain regular daily routine.
Drug - Gemcitabine
Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 over 30 minute infusion will be administered immediately after nab-paclitaxel on Days 1, 8 and 15 of each 28-day cycle.
Drug - nab paclitaxel
nab-paclitaxel 125 mg/m^2 administered as an intravenous infusion over 30-40 minutes on Days 1, 8 and 15 of each 28-day cycle.
Pivotal, Randomized, Open-label Study of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields, 150kHz) Concomitant With Gemcitabine and Nab-paclitaxel for Front-line Treatment of Locally-advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma