A Study of Rucaparib in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer and a Known Deleterious BRCA Mutation


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine whether oral rucaparib is effective in the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer and a known deleterious BRCA mutation.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma and related subtypes eligible; endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors excluded)
  • Received at least 1, but no more than 2, chemotherapy-based regimens for locally advanced or metastatic disease and has relapsed or progressive disease. Patients no longer able to continue treatment with chemotherapy due to intolerable toxicity may be considered for study participation provided that radiology assessment confirms either stable disease or disease progression (i.e. no response to treatment)
  • Documented deleterious or suspected deleterious (or equivalent interpretation) BRCA mutation (germline or somatic) as assessed by a local laboratory
  • Measurable disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of another active cancer
  • Prior treatment with any PARP inhibitor, including rucaparib. Patients treated with prior iniparib are eligible.
  • Symptomatic and/or untreated central nervous system metastases.
  • Clinical evidence of malabsorption and/or any other gastrointestinal disorder or defect that would, in the opinion of the investigator, interfere with the absorption of rucaparib.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robert McWilliams, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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