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Small Intestine Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 03/12/2014

Recurrent Small Intestine Cancer

Current Clinical Trials

Standard treatment options:

  1. For metastatic adenocarcinoma or leiomyosarcoma:
    • No standard effective chemotherapy exists for patients with recurrent metastatic adenocarcinoma or leiomyosarcoma of the small intestine. These types of patients should be considered candidates for clinical trials evaluating the use of new anticancer drugs or biologicals in phase I and phase II trials.

  2. For locally recurrent disease:
    • Surgery.
    • Palliative radiation therapy.
    • Palliative chemotherapy.
    • Clinical trials evaluating ways of improving local control, such as the use of radiation therapy with radiosensitizers with or without systemic chemotherapy.

Current Clinical Trials

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent small intestine cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.

General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.