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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2000
Last updated: June 17, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

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 I trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: gefitinib
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Trial of Daily Oral ZD1839 (Iressa) With Standard Doses of Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: September 1999
Study Completion Date: March 2002
Primary Completion Date: March 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of ZD 1839 given intermittently or continuously and concurrently with standard doses of carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. II. Determine the safety of ZD 1839 in these regimens in these patients. III. Determine whether the exposure of either free carboplatin or paclitaxel in an established treatment regimen is significantly altered by the addition of oral ZD 1839 in this patient population. IV. Determine the exposure of ZD 1839 before and after standard doses of carboplatin and paclitaxel to assess whether ZD 1839 steady state is significantly altered by coadministration of chemotherapy.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, 2 part, multicenter study. Part 1 is a randomized, dose escalation, 2 period, 2 sequence, crossover design. Part 2 is a nonrandomized, single dose evaluation design. Part 1: Patients are randomized to receive ZD 1839 beginning 1 week before either the first (arm I) or second (arm II) course of carboplatin and paclitaxel. Arm I: Patients receive oral ZD 1839 daily on days 1-14. On day 1 only, ZD 1839 is given twice at 12 hour intervals. Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours followed by carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 8 and 36. Subsequent courses consist of ZD 1839 for 14 days and paclitaxel and carboplatin every 28 days. Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel and carboplatin as in arm I on days 1 and 29. Patients receive oral ZD 1839 daily on days 22-35. On day 22 only, ZD 1839 is given twice at 12 hour intervals. Subsequent courses are administered as in arm I. Part 2: Patients receive oral ZD 1839 daily on days 1-56. On day 1 only, ZD 1839 is given twice at 12 hour intervals. Patients receive paclitaxel and carboplatin as in part 1 on days 8 and 36. Subsequent courses consist of ZD 1839 continuously and paclitaxel and carboplatin every 28 days. Treatment continues in both parts for a maximum of 6 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. In both parts 1 and 2, cohorts of 6-12 patients receive escalating doses of ZD 1839 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 4 of 6 or 4 of 12 patients experience dose limiting toxicities.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 48 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically and/or cytologically confirmed advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer considered incurable with standard surgery or irradiation No active brain metastases as indicated by clinical symptoms, cerebral edema, and/or progressive growth

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: WHO 0-1 that has not worsened within the past 7 days Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.25 times upper limit of normal (ULN) ALT/AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.25 times ULN No greater than a trace of blood or protein on urine labstix test Cardiovascular: No prior history of clinically significant cardiac dysrhythmia, first degree heart block, or other severe cardiac disease Opthalmologic: No potentially visually threatening epithelial abnormality of the cornea other than scars, congenital abnormality, or corneal tear film (e.g., neurotrophic keratitis, corneal edema, or recurrent erosions) No signs and symptoms of keratoconjunctivitis sicca No concurrent use of contact lenses Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other malignancies within the past 5 years except basal cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No evidence of severe or uncontrolled systemic diseases (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV) No known chronic conditions No active dermatoses involving the face No evidence of any other significant clinical disorder or laboratory finding that would preclude study participation

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior biologic therapy for non-small cell lung cancer No concurrent biologic response modifiers Concurrent filgrastim (G-CSF) allowed only for persistent neutropenia despite dose reductions in prior course Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormonal therapy No concurrent tamoxifen Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Recovered from prior oncologic or other major surgery Other: No other concurrent anticancer therapy No other concurrent investigational agents No concurrent drugs with known significant 3A4 inhibitory effects (i.e., ketoconazole, itraconazole, troleandomycin, erythromycin, diltiazem, verapamil) No concurrent hydroxychloroquine, amiodarone, or chlorpromazine No concurrent topical eye medication

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005806

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Study Chair: Vincent A. Miller, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00005806     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-069, CDR0000067792, ZENECA-1839IL/0020, NCI-G00-1768
Study First Received: June 2, 2000
Last Updated: June 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
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