10-Propargyl-10-Deazaaminopterin in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB or Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin in treating patients who have stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of 10-Propargyl-10-Deazaaminopterin (PDX) in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||July 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine objective response rate, duration of response, and time to disease progression in patients with stage IIIB (pleural or pericardial disease) or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer treated with 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin as first line or second line chemotherapy. II. Determine the toxicity of this drug in this patient population. III. Determine duration of survival in these patients. IV. Determine quality of life of these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin IV on days 1 and 15. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Quality of life is assessed at the beginning of each course. Patients are followed every 8 weeks for disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-39 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Lee M. Krug, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|