ACTICCA-1: Adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin compared to standard of care after curative intent resection of cholangiocarcinoma and muscle invasive gallbladder carcinoma.
A randomized, multidisciplinary, multinational AIO/DGAV/DGVS phase III trial.

Trial Overview and Summary

Chief Investigator: Henning Wege
UK National Coordinator:
John Bridgewater
Overall Sponsor: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
UK Sponsor: University of Birmingham
UK Funder: Cancer Research UK
Disease Site: Liver and Gallbladder
Trial Type:  Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product
Status: Closed
UKCRN Study ID (if applicable): 173496
Open to New Sites? Yes
Overall Recruitment Start Date: Feb 2014 
UK Recruitment Start Date: 15 Mar 2016
Anticipated Recruitment End Date: November 2022 
CRCTU Trial Management Team: A-Team
Trial Email Address:

 Trial Summary

 ACTICCA-1 is a clinical study comparing the ‘post-surgery’ treatment of patients who have had surgery to remove cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts in the liver) or muscle invasive gall bladder carcinoma (gall bladder cancer). One set of patients will have 24 weeks of chemotherapy (gemcitabine and cisplatin) after their surgery and one set of patients will receive 24 weeks of capecitabine tablet chemotherapy.

The main thing being compared is how long both sets of patients survive without their cancer coming back. There is currently not much research looking at this.

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Trial Protocol

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