Radiation Therapy Plus Celecoxib, Fluorouracil, and Cisplatin in Patients With Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving radiation therapy in different ways and combining it with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells. Celecoxib may slow the growth of cervical cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of radiation therapy plus celecoxib, fluorouracil, and cisplatin in treating patients who have locally advanced cervical cancer.
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I/II Study Of COX-2 Inhibitor, CELEBREX (CELECOXIB), And Chemoradiation In Patients With Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||August 2001|
- Determine treatment-related toxicity rates in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer treated with external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy concurrently with celecoxib, fluorouracil, and cisplatin.
- Determine whether this regimen increases locoregional control rates, distant control, disease-free survival, and overall survival in these patients.
- Determine whether first-failure patterns in patients treated with this regimen are changed compared to historical controls.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo external beam pelvic radiotherapy once daily five days a weeks for 5 weeks beginning on day 1. Within 8 weeks, patients undergo low-dose or high-dose brachytherapy. Patients also receive concurrent chemotherapy comprising fluorouracil IV continuously over days 2-5, 23-26, and 44-47 and cisplatin IV over 4 hours on days 1, 22, and 43. Oral celecoxib is administered twice daily beginning on day 1 and continuing for 12 months.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 83 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.5 years.