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Docetaxel Plus Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB or Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2001 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: March 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 docetaxel and carboplatin in treating patients who have stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: docetaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Non-Small Cell Cancer of the Lung Utilizing Low-Dose Weekly Therapy of Taxotere and Carboplatin

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Estimated Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: July 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effectiveness of low dose docetaxel and carboplatin by response rate, response duration, and time to progression in patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer. II. Determine the side effects and toxicity profile of docetaxel when given in combination with carboplatin in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is open label study. Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour followed by carboplatin IV over 30 minutes once a week for 4 weeks. Patients receive at least 2 courses (8 weeks) of treatment. Courses are further repeated in the absence of unacceptable toxicity and disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be 20-38 patients accrued into this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage IIIB with metastatic pleural effusion or metastatic stage IV non-small cell lung cancer Large cell Adenocarcinoma Squamous cell Bronchioalveolar carcinoma Undifferentiated No small cell or carcinoid histologies At least 1 bidimensionally measurable or evaluable indicator lesion Measurable or evaluable indicator lesion(s) must be completely outside the radiation portal or there must be proof of disease progression No current CNS metastases at study entry No meningeal carcinomatosis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT and/or SGPT no greater than 2.5 times ULN if alkaline phosphatase less than ULN, OR alkaline phosphatase no greater than 4 times ULN if SGOT and/or SGPT less than ULN Renal: Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Other: No concurrent illness that would effect assessment of this study Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior systemic chemotherapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Prior radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer allowed Radiotherapy for new brain metastases (other than leptomeningeal disease) is allowed during study, but chemotherapy is stopped during and for 2 weeks following radiotherapy Concurrent radiotherapy to other sites allowed if there is no objective criteria for disease progression Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent experimental drug

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003562

United States, Kansas
Bethany Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66102
Heartland Cancer Research Network
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hope Cancer Institute, Inc.
Study Chair: Raj Sadasivan, MD, PhD Hope Cancer Institute, Inc.
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003562     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066626
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 3, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
squamous cell lung cancer
large 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
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 28, 2017