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Surgery Followed by Chemotherapy in Treating Young Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug with surgery and/or radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying surgery followed by different regimens of combination chemotherapy given together with radiation therapy and/or additional surgery to compare how well they work in treating patients with soft tissue sarcoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Childhood Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone Sarcoma Biological: dactinomycin Drug: carboplatin Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: epirubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: ifosfamide Drug: vincristine sulfate Procedure: adjuvant therapy Procedure: conventional surgery Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy Radiation: brachytherapy Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: MMT 95 Study For Rhabdomyosarcoma and Other Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors of Childhood

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

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: January 1995
Study Completion Date: December 2009
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed primary soft tissue sarcoma:

    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Non-rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Soft tissue primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)
    • Extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma



  • Under 18

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


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  • Prior primary surgery allowed


  • No other prior therapy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002898

United Kingdom
Institute of Child Health
Bristol, England, United Kingdom, BS2 8AE
Sponsors and Collaborators
Societe Internationale d'Oncologie Pediatrique
Study Chair: M. C. G. Stevens, MD Institute of Child Health at University of Bristol
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Oberlin O, Rey A, Sanchez de Toledo J, Martelli H, Jenney ME, Scopinaro M, Bergeron C, Merks JH, Bouvet N, Ellershaw C, Kelsey A, Spooner D, Stevens MC. Randomized comparison of intensified six-drug versus standard three-drug chemotherapy for high-risk nonmetastatic rhabdomyosarcoma and other chemotherapy-sensitive childhood soft tissue sarcomas: long-term results from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology MMT95 study. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jul 10;30(20):2457-65. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.40.3287. Epub 2012 Jun 4.
Chisholm JC, Marandet J, Rey A, Scopinaro M, de Toledo JS, Merks JH, O'Meara A, Stevens MC, Oberlin O. Prognostic factors after relapse in nonmetastatic rhabdomyosarcoma: a nomogram to better define patients who can be salvaged with further therapy. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Apr 1;29(10):1319-25. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.32.1984. Epub 2011 Feb 28.
Orbach D, Mc Dowell H, Rey A, Bouvet N, Kelsey A, Stevens MC. Sparing strategy does not compromise prognosis in pediatric localized synovial sarcoma: experience of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Malignant Mesenchymal Tumors (SIOP-MMT) Working Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Dec 15;57(7):1130-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23138. Epub 2011 Apr 14.
Defachelles AS, Rey A, Oberlin O, Spooner D, Stevens MC. Treatment of nonmetastatic cranial parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma in children younger than 3 years old: results from international society of pediatric oncology studies MMT 89 and 95. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Mar 10;27(8):1310-5. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.19.5701. Epub 2009 Feb 9.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065228
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: May 1999

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
childhood malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone
embryonal childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
alveolar childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
pleomorphic childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
mixed childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
embryonal-botryoid childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
nonmetastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
childhood fibrosarcoma
childhood synovial sarcoma
childhood malignant hemangiopericytoma
childhood liposarcoma
childhood alveolar soft-part sarcoma
childhood leiomyosarcoma
childhood neurofibrosarcoma
childhood angiosarcoma
childhood epithelioid sarcoma
childhood malignant mesenchymoma
previously untreated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
childhood desmoplastic small round cell tumor
localized Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous
Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors

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