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Site for EA2197: Optimal Perioperative Therapy For Incidental Gallbladder Cancer (OPT-IN): A Randomized Phase II/III Trial (PSCI# 21-111)

The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatment (surgery plus chemotherapy after) to using chemotherapy both before and after surgery. Receiving gemcitabine/cisplatin chemotherapy both before and after surgery could extend your life and prevent your cancer from returning. But, it could also cause side effects, which are described in the risks section below. This study will help the study doctors find out if this different approach is better than the usual approach. To decide if it is better, the study doctors will look to see if the chemotherapy increases the time to disease recurrence and if it increases a patient’s overall survival compared to the usual approach given both before and after surgery.

We are asking you to take part in a research study. This study has public funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. We do research studies to try to answer questions about how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases like cancer. We are asking you to take part in this research study because you have recently been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer that was found after your gallbladder was removed during surgery.

June Peng 717-531-5471

18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
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Inclusion Criteria:
Patient must be = 18 years of age.
Patient must have an ECOG performance status of 0-1.
Patient must have undergone initial cholecystectomy within 12 weeks prior to randomization
Patient must have histologically-confirmed T2 or T3 gallbladder cancer discovered incidentally at the time of or following routine cholecystectomy for presumed benign disease

Exclusion Criteria:
Patient must not have any evidence of metastatic disease or inoperable loco-regional disease based on high-quality, preoperative, cross-sectional imaging (CT or MRI) of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis (C/A/P) obtained within 6 weeks prior to randomization
Women must not be pregnant or breast feeding due to the potential harm to unborn fetus and possible risk for adverse events in nursing infants with the treatment regimens being used.
No radiographic evidence of distant disease (M1 disease)
No radiographic evidence of tumor invasion into multiple extrahepatic organs (T4 disease)
No radiographic evidence of distant lymph node involvement (celiac, para-aortic, para-caval lymph nodes)
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