Dose-Dense MVAC With Pegfilgrastim Support in Subjects With Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Toni Choueiri, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2008
Last updated: June 5, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

The purpose of this research study is to test the effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in combination with pegfilgrastim followed by radical surgery in patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Urothelial Cancer
Muscle-invasive Urothelial Carcinoma
Drug: Methotrexate
Drug: Doxorubicin
Drug: vinblastine
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: Pegfilgrastim
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC With Pegfilgrastim Support in Subjects With Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the pathologic response of this patient population treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and pegfilgrastim followed by radical surgery with curative intent. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To document the rate of febrile neutropenia and compare to historical standard for MVAC [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To document perioperative morbidity and mortality in this cohort. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Methotrexate
    intravenously 30mg/m2 over 30 minutes
    Drug: Doxorubicin
    intravenously 30mg/ms over 15 minutes
    Drug: vinblastine
    intravenously 3mg/m2 over 30 minutes
    Drug: cisplatin
    intravenously 70mg/m2 in 1 liter NS with 12.5gm Mannitol over 2 hours after vinblastine completion
    Drug: Pegfilgrastim
    Given subcutaneously 24 hours after last chemotherapy dose
Detailed Description:
  • Participants will be given a study infusion schedule for each treatment cycle. Each treatment cycle lasts three weeks. The infusion of methotrexate will take place on the first day of each cycle. Infusions of vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin will take place on the second day and an injection of pegfilgrastim will be given on the third day.
  • During all treatment cycles participants will have a physical exam and will be asked questions about their general health and any problems they might be having and any medications they may be taking.
  • Following completion of study treatment, but before surgery, participants will have an assessment of their tumor by CT scan of the chest and and MRI of the abdomen and pelvis.
  • Following the participants surgery, we would like to keep track of their medical condition indefinitely, or until this study is officially completed. We would like to do this by calling the participants on the telephone once a year to see how they are doing.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic proof of urothelial cancer. Patients with all histologic subtypes are eligible as long as transitional cell carcinoma is predominant, with the exception of more than a few clusters of small cell carcinoma, which is treated with different chemotherapy and thus are ineligible
  • Patients with primary tumors arising in the bladder or urethra are eligible if they have clinical T2-T4a disease
  • Patients with primary tumors arising in the ureter or renal pelvis are eligible if they have either grade 3 tumors, or radiographic abnormality large enough to be recognized as an abnormal mass by CT/imaging
  • Evaluation by a urologist and be deemed to be acceptable surgical candidates within 3 months of registration
  • Adequate physiologic reserves as outlined in the protocol
  • Clinical or pathologic N1 lymph node involvement (involvement of a single lymph node < 2cm in greatest dimension) are eligible. Patients with N2-3 or M1 disease are ineligible
  • Determination of LV function with an EF > 50%
  • Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test
  • Patients of child-bearing or father-bearing potential must agree to use an acceptable form of birth control while on the study
  • Patients with prior malignancy are eligible provided that the expected outcome from the prior cancer is such that this will not interfere in the delivery of this therapy, or the assessment of response in the cystectomy specimen
  • 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current, recent (within 3 weeks), or planned participation with other experimental anti-cancer medications as part of clinical trials
  • Prior treatment with doxorubicin
  • Prior systemic cytoreductive chemotherapy for bladder cancer
  • Blood pressure of > 160/100 mmHg. Patients whose blood pressure can be controlled with oral medication are eligible
  • NYHA Grade II or greater congestive heart failure
  • History of myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months prior to study enrollment
  • History of stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to study enrollment
  • Clinically significant peripheral vascular disease
  • Evidence of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy
  • Known history of central nervous system or brain metastases
  • Major surgical procedure, significant traumatic injury within 21 days prior to Day 1, or anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study
  • Lactating women
  • Patients who are not candidates for surgery, or unwilling to undergo surgery
  • Patients with significant fluid collection
  • Known hypersensitivity to any component of cisplatin, methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin or pegfilgrastim
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00808639

United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States, 01805
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Toni Choueiri, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Toni Choueiri, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00808639     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-208
Study First Received: December 15, 2008
Last Updated: June 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
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