SIRFLOX: Randomized phase III trial comparing first-line mFOLFOX6 (Plus or Minus Bevacizumab) versus mFOLFOX6 (Plus or Minus Bevacizumab) plus selective internal radiation therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Guy A. Van Hazel, Volker Heinemann, Navesh K. Sharma, Michael P.N. Findlay, Jens Ricke, Marc Peeters, David Perez, Bridget A. Robinson, Andrew H. Strickland, Tom Ferguson, Javier Rodríguez, Hendrik Kröning, Ido Wolf, Vinod Ganju, Euan Walpole, Eveline Boucher, Thomas Tichler, Einat Shacham-Shmueli, Alex Powell, Paul EliadisRichard Isaacs, David Price, Fred Moeslein, Julien Taieb, Geoff Bower, Val Gebski, Mark Van Buskirk, David N. Cade, Kenneth Thurston, Peter Gibbs

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Abstract

Purpose: SIRFLOX was a randomized, multicenter trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety of adding selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 resin microspheres to standard fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX)-based chemotherapy in patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients and Methods: Chemotherapy-naïve patients with liver metastases plus or minus limited extrahepatic metastases were randomly assigned to receive either modified FOLFOX (mFOLFOX6; control) or mFOLFOX6 plus SIRT (SIRT) plus or minus bevacizumab. The primary end point was progression-free survival (PFS) at any site as assessed by independent centralized radiology review blinded to study arm. Results: Between October 2006 and April 2013, 530 patients were randomly assigned to treatment (control, 263; SIRT, 267).Median PFS at any site was 10.2 v 10.7months in control versus SIRT (hazard ratio, 0.93; 95% CI, 0.77 to 1.12; P = .43). Median PFS in the liver by competing risk analysis was 12.6 v 20.5 months in control versus SIRT (hazard ratio, 0.69; 95%CI, 0.55 to 0.90; P = .002). Objective response rates (ORRs) at any site were similar (68.1% v 76.4%in control v SIRT; P = .113). ORR in the liver was improved with the addition of SIRT (68.8%v 78.7% in control v SIRT; P = .042). Grade ≥ 3 adverse events, including recognized SIRT-related effects, were reported in 73.4% and 85.4% of patients in control versus SIRT. Conclusion: The addition of SIRT to FOLFOX-based first-line chemotherapy in patients with liver-dominant or liveronly metastatic colorectal cancer did not improve PFS at any site but significantly delayed disease progression in the liver. The safety profile was as expected and was consistent with previous studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1723-1731
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume34
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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