S0119: Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
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 extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial Of Gemcitabine (NSC-613327) And Irinotecan (NSC-616348) In Patients With Untreated Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)|
|Study Start Date:||January 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the survival of patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer treated with gemcitabine and irinotecan.
- Determine the response rates (confirmed and unconfirmed, complete and partial) of patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the overall toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes followed by irinotecan IV over 90 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days for a total of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 6 months for 3 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 75 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.