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Combination Chemotherapy After Surgery in Treating Patients With Cancer of the Esophagus or Stomach

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: NCT00003237
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 25, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2010
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

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, and giving them after surgery, may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy, consisting of paclitaxel and cisplatin, given after surgery in treating patients with cancer of the esophagus or stomach.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Esophageal Cancer Gastric Cancer Drug: cisplatin Drug: paclitaxel Procedure: surgical procedure Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the disease free survival and overall survival of patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, or cardia receiving post-operative adjuvant paclitaxel plus cisplatin.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo esophagogastrectomies within 4-12 weeks prior to the study. Patients receive intravenous paclitaxel over 3 hours on day 1, followed by intravenous cisplatin. Treatment is repeated every 21 days for 4 courses. Patients exhibiting disease recurrence or unacceptable toxic effects are removed from the study. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for the next 3 years, and then every 12 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 55 patients will be accrued within 16 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 55 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Post-Operative Adjuvant Paclitaxel + Cisplatin in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus, Gastro-Esophageal Junction or Cardia
Study Start Date : March 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2003

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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: Histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction or cardia T2N1, T3 any N, T4 any N, and negative margins Proximal and distal margins of resection must be negative No metastases Must be within 4-12 weeks from date of surgery and clinically without evidence of local-regional or distant recurrence

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance Status: ECOG 0-1 Life Expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 120,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Bilirubin no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine within institutional normal limits Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease No symptomatic coronary artery disease No myocardial infarction within 6 months No clinically significant conduction system abnormalities such as second or third degree heart block or bundle branch block Neurologic: No symptomatic peripheral neuropathy No psychosis Other: Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraceptive method must be used by fertile patients No significant hearing loss No concurrent uncontrolled infection or medical illness No concurrent malignancies within 3 years, except: Nonmelanoma skin cancer Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No history of allergy to drugs containing cremophor No hypersensitivity to E. coli derived proteins

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003237

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Arlene A. Forastiere, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Group Chair, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00003237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066109
First Posted: August 25, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010
Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:
stage II gastric cancer
stage III gastric cancer
stage II esophageal cancer
stage III esophageal cancer
adenocarcinoma of the stomach
adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stomach Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Esophageal Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action