Gemcitabine and Carboplatin Followed by Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, carboplatin, and paclitaxel work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving gemcitabine together with carboplatin followed by paclitaxel works in treating patients with stage III or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Gemcitabine/Paraplatin® (Carboplatin) Followed by Taxol® (Paclitaxel) in Patients With Performance Status = 2,3 or Other Significant Co-Morbidity (HIV Infection or s/p Organ Transplantation) in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
- Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Progression-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Time to treatment failure [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Time to progression [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Duration of response (complete response and partial response) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the efficacy and tolerability of gemcitabine hydrochloride and carboplatin followed by paclitaxel in patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer in regard to response rate, median survival, and one year survival.
- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is multicenter study.
- Part 1: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1 and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 2 courses. In week 7, all patients proceed to part 2 regardless of disease response.
- Part 2: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1-3 hours once weekly for 6 weeks. Treatment repeats every 8 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 46 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Greenebaum Cancer Center at University of Maryland Medical Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|Principal Investigator:||Julie Brahmer, MD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|