This randomized phase II trial studies how well irinotecan hydrochloride and cetuximab with or without vemurafenib works in treating patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes, that has spread to other places in the body, or cannot be removed by surgery. Irinotecan hydrochloride and vemurafenib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether irinotecan hydrochloride and cetuximab are more effective with or without vemurafenib in treating colorectal cancer.
Clinical Trial Information
Age Group: Adult
Phase: Drug: Phase II
Principal Investigator: Omar R. Kayaleh, MD
Sub Investigators: N/A
Secondary Protocol No: SWOG 1406
Applicable Disease Sites: Colorectal cancer