Background The International Duration Evaluation of Adjuvant chemotherapy project investigated whether a shorter duration of oxaliplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy was as effective as 6 months of identical chemotherapy for resected stage III colon cancer. As part of this project, we report safety data from the Japanese ACHIEVE study (JFMC47-1202-C3). Patients and methods ACHIEVE was an open-label, multicentre trial randomising patients with stage III colon cancer to receive 3 m or 6 m of mFOLFOX6/CAPOX after surgery. Choice of regimen was declared before randomisation by a site investigator. Results Between August 2012 and June 2014, 1313 patients were enrolled and, of those, 1277 were analysed for the safety analysis, with 635 in arm 6 (mFOLFOX6, n=158; CAPOX, n=477) and 642 in arm 3 (mFOLFOX6, n=161; CAPOX, n=481). Grade 3 or worse peripheral sensory neuropathy (PSN) developed in 5%/0.6% of patients receiving mFOLFOX6 in arm 6/3 (p=0.019) and 6%/1% of those receiving CAPOX in arm 6/3 (p<0.001). Similarly, grade 2 or worse PSN developed in 36%/11% of patients receiving mFOLFOX6 in arm 6/3 (p<0.001) and 37%/14% of those receiving CAPOX in arm 6/3 (p<0.001). An association between baseline creatinine clearance (CCr) and adverse events (AEs) was found that patients with CAPOX were significantly more likely to develop AEs ≥grade 3 when they had a CCr ≤50 (OR 1.67; p=0.048). Conclusions We confirmed in the Japanese population that the shorter duration of adjuvant chemotherapy resulted in a significant reduction of PSN. In patients with CAPOX, renal function was significantly related to severe AEs. Trial registration number UMIN000008543, Results.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research