Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003606
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: May 2007
  Purpose

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. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy with or without epirubicin and cyclophosphamide is more effective in treating patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with or without epirubicin and cyclophosphamide in treating patients who have extensive stage small cell lung cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: epirubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Randomized Study of Cisplatin and Etoposide With or Without Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide for Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 216
Study Start Date: March 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the overall survival and survival without recurrence of patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer after receiving cisplatin and etoposide with or without epirubicin and cyclophosphamide. II. Compare the relative dose and intensity of cisplatin and etoposide between the two groups of patients. III. Compare the complete and objective response rate and quality of life of these patients. IV. Compare the toxic effects of these 2 regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive etoposide IV on days 1 and 3 and cisplatin IV on day 2. Arm II: Patients receive etoposide and cisplatin as in arm I, plus epirubicin IV on day 1 and cyclophosphamide IV on days 1 and 3. Treatment is repeated in both arms every 28 days for up to 6 courses. Patients who achieve a partial or complete response receive cerebral and/or thoracic radiotherapy. Patients with residual tumor may receive oral etoposide for 3 of every 4 weeks. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 216 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.5 years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven extensive stage small cell lung cancer Extends beyond hemithorax and supraclavicular lymph nodes Pleural effusions allowed Bidimensionally measurable disease Bone marrow metastases allowed No symptomatic CNS metastases or carcinomatous meningitis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 75 Performance status: 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.24 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No cardiac insufficiency No uncontrolled cardiac disease LVEF greater than 50% OR ECHO greater than 30% Other: Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception No psychoses No active infection No loss of weight greater than 10% during the last 3 months No other malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or stage I cervical cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior or concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No prior or other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior or concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: No prior or concurrent surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003606

Locations
France
Hopital Arnaud de Villeneuve
Montpellier, France, 34295
Sponsors and Collaborators
UNICANCER
Investigators
Study Chair: Jean Louis Pujol, MD Hopital Arnaud de Villeneuve
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Pujol JL, Duares JP, Riviere A, et al.: Doublet etoposide - cisplatin (EP) versus quadruplet cisplatin - cyclophosphamide - epirubicin - etoposide (PCDE) in extensive disease small cell lung cancer (Ed-SCLC): a FNCLCC phase III multicenter study. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 19: A-1892, 2000.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066683, FRE-FNCLCC-95012, EU-98021
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: February 6, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
extensive stage small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Etoposide phosphate
Cisplatin
Cyclophosphamide
Epirubicin
Etoposide
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic

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