Aspirus Regional Cancer Center

Cancer Clinical Trials

This is a current listing of active clinical trials at the Aspirus Regional Cancer Center. From this list you can select a specific cancer that you are interested in (for example, breast or colon cancer) and then review the clinical trials that are active at the Aspirus Regional Cancer Center for that specific disease.

Esophageal Cancer

Trial Name: Name of Trial: A Randomized Phase II Pilot Study Prospectively Evaluating Treatment for Patients Based on ERCC1 (Excision Repair Cross-Complementing 1) for Advanced/Metastatic Esophageal, Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Cancer.

Protocol ID: S1201


  • Patients must have unresectable advanced or metastatic histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, stomach, or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ).  Patients must not have received treatment for metastatic or unresectable disease or have brain metastases.
  • Patients must meet required laboratory values.
  • Patients must have no plans to receive concurrent chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or any other type of therapy for treatment of cancer while on this protocol treatment.
  • Due to the possibility of harm to a fetus or nursing infant, patients must not be pregnant or nursing.  Women and men of reproductive potential must have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method.

No other malignancy is allowed except for the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, adequately treated Stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for five years.

Enrollment: 225 Participants


Taking part in this study may or may not make your health better.  While doctors hope this treatment will be more useful against this kind of cancer compared to the usual treatment, there is no proof of this yet.  We do know that the information from this study will help doctors learn more about this combination of drugs as a treatment for cancer.  This information could help future cancer patients.


These clinical trial overviews are intended to provide a brief overview of the clinical trial. To help determine whether the trial is appropriate for you, the major eligibility criteria are listed above. To obtain more information on the eligibility and the treatment plan, please contact our Aspirus Regional Cancer Center Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator, Beth Knetter at 715-847-2353 or 1-800-283-2881, ext.72353, or Langlade Cancer Center Research Nurse Debra Witman @ 715-623-9587.

Created: Jul 19, 2013

Updated: Oct 16, 2014

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