Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Ewing's Sarcoma or Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have metastatic Ewing's sarcoma or primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study to Evaluate the Role of Weekly Cisplatin With Oral Etoposide in Ewing's Sarcoma and Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) With Bone and/or Bone Marrow Metatstatic Disease|
|Study Start Date:||January 2001|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the activity of cisplatin and etoposide in terms of response of patients with metastatic Ewing's sarcoma or primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
- Assess the bone marrow and kidney toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive cisplatin IV over 3 hours on days 1, 8, 15, 29, 36, and 43 and oral etoposide daily on days 1-15 and 29-43 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
|Institute of Cancer Research - UK|
|Sutton, England, United Kingdom, SM2 5NG|
|Study Chair:||Ian R. Judson, MA, MD, FRCP||Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom|