Therapy Detail

Therapy Name Capecitabine + Ruxolitinib
Therapy Description


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Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Capecitabine Xeloda R340 Chemotherapy - Antimetabolite 10 Xeloda (capecitabine) is an antimetabolite that when activated to 5-FU ultimately inhibits DNA synthesis and cell division (NCI Drug Dictionary).
Ruxolitinib Jakafi INCB 18424|INCB018424|INCB18424 JAK1 Inhibitor - ATP competitive 4 JAK2 Inhibitor - ATP competitive 14 Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is an inhibitor of protein tyrosine kinases JAK1 and JAK2, thus resulting in reduced inflammation and reduced proliferation (PMID: 22474318). Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is FDA approved to treat bone marrow cancer, specifically intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown pancreatic adenocarcinoma not applicable Capecitabine + Ruxolitinib Phase II Actionable In a Phase II trial, the combination of Jakafi (ruxolitinib) and Xeloda (capecitabine) did not prolong OS (median OS 4.5 vs. 4.3 months) in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma when compared to placebo plus Xeloda (capecitabine), however, prolonged OS (median OS 2.7 vs. 1.8 months) was observed in pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients with elevated levels of serum CRP (PMID: 26351344). 26351344
Clinical Trial Phase Therapies Title Recruitment Status
NCT02119663 Phase III Capecitabine Capecitabine + Ruxolitinib A Study of Ruxolitinib in Pancreatic Cancer Patients Terminated
NCT02120417 Phase II Capecitabine + Ruxolitinib Capecitabine A Study of Ruxolitinib in Combination With Capecitabine in Subjects With Advanced or Metastatic HER2-negative Breast Cancer Terminated