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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II Bladder Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002919
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

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 combination chemotherapy following surgery in treating patients with stage II bladder cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bladder Cancer Biological: filgrastim Drug: cisplatin Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: methotrexate Drug: vinblastine sulfate Procedure: conventional surgery Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of combination chemotherapy with methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (MVAC) following aggressive transurethral resection of bladder tumors in patients with stage II transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder without nuclear overexpression of mutant p53. II. Determine the proportion of patients treated with this regimen in whom bladder preservation rather than radical cystectomy is possible.

OUTLINE: All patients undergo complete or near complete transurethral resection of the bladder tumor at entry or within 6 weeks prior to entry. Upon confirmation of staging and histology, patients receive combination chemotherapy with methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (MVAC) every 21 days for 4 courses. Subcutaneous G-CSF is given with each course. Patients with a complete response after chemotherapy proceed to intravesical therapy or observation; those with a partial response, stable disease, or progression proceed to definitive surgery.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 30 patients will be entered over approximately 18 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : November 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Bladder Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder that is clinical stage T2-3a N0 M0 by cystoscopy Cystoscopy performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) No multifocal carcinoma in situ No obstructive uropathy or palpable mass Pathologic confirmation of histology and no more than 20% positive expression of nuclear p53, as follows: On study following transurethral resection of the bladder (TURB) OR At TURB performed within 6 weeks of entry as part of initial staging

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60%-100% Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500 Platelets greater than 150,000 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min per 1.73 square meters Cardiovascular: No NYHA class III/IV status Other: No concomitant malignancy other than basal cell skin carcinoma Negative pregnancy test required of fertile women Adequate contraception required of fertile women

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior systemic chemotherapy No prior bladder irradiation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002919

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Dean F. Bajorin, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00002919     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 96-066
CDR0000065305 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: March 12, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
stage II bladder cancer
transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Dermatologic Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic