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Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 29, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating patients who have unresectable stage IIIB, stage IV or recurrent lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: paclitaxel Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study on TAXOL in Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: January 1997
Primary Completion Date: August 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Assess the therapeutic activity of paclitaxel in patients with bronchoalveolar carcinoma (BAC).
  • Assess the duration of response in patients presenting with an objective response.
  • Characterize the acute side effects of paclitaxel in patients with BAC.
  • Assess the role of some biological parameters in the natural history and the response to therapy of BAC; evaluate the expression of Ki67, p53, and K-ras mutation.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, nonrandomized, multicenter study.

Paclitaxel is administered every 3 weeks as a 3 hour continuous infusion in dextrose or normal saline. Patients are treated for a minimum of 2 cycles unless serious toxicity or complication occur.

Disease is assessed every 6 weeks until documented progression; treatment side effects are assessed separately for each cycle of therapy. Treatment is given up to a maximum of 6 cycles of therapy or until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient refusal occurs.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 16 or 25 patients will be accrued.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically proven bronchoalveolar carcinoma (BAC) based on these criteria:

    • Absence of primary adenocarcinoma elsewhere
    • Absence of a demonstrable central bronchogenic origin
    • A peripheral location in the lung parenchyma
    • Intact interstitial framework of the lung
    • A histological appearance setting it apart from other tumors, with a characteristic pattern of growth: cuboidal or cylindrical cells lining up the alveolar septa with preservation of basic pulmonary architecture
  • Must be unresectable Stage IIIB, IV, or recurrent BAC
  • Evidence of multinodular lesions involving the lungs bilaterally or unilaterally (in the latter the lesions must involve more than one lobe)
  • At least one target lesion bidimensionally measurable that has not undergone prior irradiation
  • No CNS disease



  • 18 to 75 (inclusive)

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Greater than 3 months


  • ANC at least 1,500/mm^3


  • Bilirubin less than 2 times upper limit of normal
  • SGOT, SGPT, and alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times upper limit of normal


  • Creatinine less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal


  • No history of ischemic or congestive heart disease
  • No arrhythmia requiring chronic cardiopulmonary medications
  • No history of clinically or electrographically documented myocardial infarction


  • No preexisting motor or other serious sensory neurotoxicity
  • No active or prior second primary cancer except basal cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No clinical evidence of uncontrolled infection
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test 72 hours prior to start of study medication
  • Adequate contraception required of all fertile patients


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since radiotherapy
  • Must have at least one bidimensional lesion outside the irradiated fields


  • Fully recovered from any prior major surgery
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002972

Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle
Liege (Luik), Belgium, 4000
Czech Republic
University Thomayers' Hospital
Krhanice, Czech Republic, 257 42
Universitaetsklinik und Strahlenklinik - Essen
Essen, Germany, D-45122
Azienda Ospedale S. Luigi - Universita Di Torino
Orbassano, (Torino), Italy, 10043
Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1001HV
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Giorgio Scagliotti, MD, PhD Azienda Ospedale S. Luigi at University of Torino
  More Information

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00002972     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-08956
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 29, 2012

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
adenocarcinoma of the lung

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 21, 2017