Paclitaxel, Ifosfamide, and Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Metastatic Testicular Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: January 2001

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 II trial to study the effectiveness of combining paclitaxel, ifosfamide, and cisplatin in treating patients who have metastatic testicular cancer that has recurred following treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study of Paclitaxel, Cisplatin and Ifosfamide as Induction Therapy in the Treatment of Patients Relapsing After BEP Chemotherapy for Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors

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Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: May 1996
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the feasibility of combining paclitaxel, ifosfamide, and cisplatin induction in patients with metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis in first relapse following first line treatment with bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin.
  • Determine the response rates to this regimen in these patients

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and ifosfamide IV and cisplatin IV daily for 5 days. Patients with stable or responding disease repeat treatment every 3 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 25 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis

    • In first relapse following first line treatment with bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin
    • Biopsy proven germ cell tumor OR
    • Rising tumor markers (alpha fetoprotein and/or human chorionic gonadotropin)
  • No brain metastases



  • 16 to 64

Performance status:

  • 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Glomerular filtration rate greater than 50 mL/min


  • No other prior malignancy except curatively treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer or superficial bladder cancer


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No prior experimental drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004077

United Kingdom
Velindre Hospital
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, CF14 2TL
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Research Council
Study Chair: Malcolm D. Mason, MD Velindre NHS Trust
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00004077     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067286, MRC-TIP, EU-99012
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: December 18, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III malignant testicular germ cell tumor
recurrent malignant testicular germ cell tumor
testicular embryonal carcinoma
testicular choriocarcinoma
testicular teratoma
testicular yolk sac tumor
testicular embryonal carcinoma and teratoma
testicular embryonal carcinoma and yolk sac tumor
testicular yolk sac tumor and teratoma
testicular choriocarcinoma and yolk sac tumor
testicular choriocarcinoma and embryonal carcinoma
testicular choriocarcinoma and teratoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Testicular Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Testicular Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Isophosphamide mustard
Alkylating Agents
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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