Thoracoscopy in Patients With Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung 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: NCT00003566
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2016
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures such as thoracoscopy may help to measure a patient's response to previous treatment.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic trial to determine the accuracy of thoracoscopy in patients who have stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Procedure: videothoracoscopy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

OUTLINE: The purpose of this study is to test the usefulness and safety of restaging the patient's cancer by a procedure called a thoracoscopy. Restaging is a process by which physicians measure the response of the patient to treatment. The primary and secondary objectives are described below.


Primary Objective:

1. Evaluate the feasibility of using videothoracoscopy to access and identify residual viable cancer in mediastinal lymph nodes and/or evaluate for other conditions which render patients unresectable (pleural carcinomatosis or T4 primary tumors) following prior mediastinoscopy and a period of neoadjuvant therapy for Stage IIIA N2 non-small cell lung cancer.

Secondary Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the safety (morbidity and mortality) of pre-resectional, thoracoscopic restaging of patients who have undergone prior mediastinoscopy and induction therapy for Stage III (N2) NSCLC.
  2. Assess the accuracy (false-negative rate) of thoracoscopic mediastinal node restaging after prior mediastinoscopy and induction therapy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pre-Resection Minimally Invasive Surgical Restaging of Stage III (Mediastinal Node Positive) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Study Start Date : September 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2006

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: video-thorascopy + surgery
Patients will undergo ipsilateral video-thorascopic evaluation. Patients may undergo surgery at the discretion of the surgeon and treating physicians.
Procedure: videothoracoscopy

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  1. Histologic Documentation: All patients must have histologic documentation of Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer on the basis of involved N2 nodes from a documented mediastinoscopy performed prior to induction therapy. Previously treated relapsed patients are not eligible.
  2. Prior Treatment: greater than or equal to 2 cycles of chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy (greater than or equal to 40 Gy) or radiotherapy alone (greater than or equal to 40 Gy) must be completed within 60 days of registration.
  3. No distant metastatic disease or local disease progression. Patients with responding or stable local disease are eligible. Those with local disease progression defined as a 25% increase in local tumor size or the appearance of new areas of malignant disease are ineligible.
  4. No previous intrapleural surgery on the ipsilateral side.
  5. ECOG Performance Status: 0-2

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003566

  Show 72 Study Locations
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Michael Jaklitsch, MD Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

Publications of Results:
Jaklitsch MT, Gu L, Harpole DH, et al.: Prospective phase II trial of pre-resection thoracoscopic (VATS) restaging following neoadjuvant therapy for IIIA(N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): results of CALGB 39803. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 23 (Suppl 16): A-7065, 636s, 2005.

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00003566     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALGB-39803
U10CA031946 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CDR0000066632 ( Registry Identifier: NCI Physician Data Query )
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer

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