Hospitalization Rates of Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated With Gemcitabine and Either Cisplatin or Carboplatin

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00055965
First received: March 6, 2003
Last updated: September 19, 2013
Last verified: January 2009
  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 if one regimen will require patients to spend more time in the hospital than the other regimen for treatment of chemotherapy-related side effects.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the hospitalization rates of patients who are receiving gemcitabine combined with cisplatin with that of patients receiving gemcitabine combined with carboplatin for unresectable stage III or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pragmatic, Randomised Study To Compare The Hospitalisation Rates Of Two Platinum-Based Outpatient Regimens (Gemcitabine/Cisplatin vs. Gemcitabine/Carboplatin) In Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of hospitalization due to toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Need for hospitalization for chemotherapy administration [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Tumor response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Relief of tumor-related symptoms [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Effect on Karnofsky performance status [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity as measured by NCIC CTC v2.0 [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: November 2002
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare the rates of overnight hospitalization due to toxicity (e.g., blood transfusion, antibiotic use, and to obtain relief of treatment-related symptoms) of patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with gemcitabine and cisplatin vs gemcitabine and carboplatin.
  • Compare the need for hospitalization for chemotherapy administration in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the tumor response rate of patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the overall survival of patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the relief of tumor-related symptoms in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the effect on Karnofsky performance status in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to stage (IIIA vs IIIB [dry] vs IIIB [wet] or IV) and performance status (50-60% vs 70-100%). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes and cisplatin IV over 1-2 hours on days 1 and 8.
  • Arm II: Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 and carboplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1.

In both arms, treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 2 months for 6 months and then every 3-4 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 400 patients (200 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed inoperable non-small cell lung cancer

    • Stage IIIA, IIIB, or IV
    • Not eligible for curative radiotherapy or surgery
  • No symptomatic brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 50-100%

Life expectancy

  • At least 12 weeks

Hematopoietic

  • WBC at least 3,000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL

Hepatic

  • Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases present)

Renal

  • Creatinine no greater than ULN OR
  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study completion
  • No active infection
  • No serious systemic disorder that would preclude study participation
  • No grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy
  • No significant neurological problems (e.g., seizures or psychiatric disorders)
  • No other active malignancy within the past 5 years except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy

  • No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy during or for 7 days after study therapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy during or for 7 days after study therapy

Surgery

  • See Disease Characteristics

Other

  • At least 12 weeks since prior investigational agents
  • No other concurrent antitumor therapy
  • No concurrent experimental medications
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00055965

Locations
United Kingdom
Christie Hospital NHS Trust
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
Study Chair: Nick Thatcher, PhD, FRCP Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00055965     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000271903, CHNT-GEM-HOSP, EU-20245
Study First Received: March 6, 2003
Last Updated: September 19, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
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
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Carboplatin
Cisplatin
Gemcitabine
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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