Docetaxel and Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: May 2, 2000
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: May 2008

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: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of two regimens of docetaxel plus gemcitabine in treating patients who have stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: docetaxel
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Phase II Study of Docetaxel and Gemcitabine for Stage IIIB/IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Estimated Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: February 1999
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the response rate of patients with stage IIIB or IV nonsmall cell lung cancer to different schedules of docetaxel and gemcitabine therapy. II. Evaluate the toxicity of this treatment in these patients. III. Describe the quality of life parameters of patients receiving this combination therapy. IV. Determine the survival rate of these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified by disease (stage IIIB vs stage IV) and performance status (0 vs 1). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms (Arm I now closed). Arm I: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1 followed by gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. (closed as of 8/31/1999) Arm II: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 15. Arm III: Patients receive docetaxel IV on day 1 and gemcitabine IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Patients continue treatment every 28 days for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients with either stable disease or complete/partial response who discontinue treatment after 4-6 courses may be eligible for NCCTG-97-24-51. Quality of life is assessed before treatment and before each course of therapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, then every 3 months for 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-53 patients will be accrued for this study within 6-18 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IIIB/IV nonsmall cell lung cancer eligible for first line chemotherapy Measurable disease (must be outside radiation port or proof of progressive disease) Metastatic CNS disease allowed if treated and stable for at least 21 days prior to study

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Greater than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Absolute neutrophil count at least 1500/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times ULN AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Cardiovascular: At least 3 months since prior myocardial infarction No uncontrolled congestive heart failure No uncontrolled arrhythmias Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception Peripheral neuropathy less than grade 2 No history of hypersensitivity to products containing polysorbate 80 No other significant medical condition No meningeal carcinomatosis No weight loss of greater than 10% within past 3 months due to disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy to pelvis, spine, or long bones and recovered No prior radiotherapy to at least 30% of bone marrow Surgery: Greater than 4 weeks since prior major surgery Other: At least 3 weeks since prior investigational drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003762

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinical and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Study Chair: Edith A. Perez, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00003762     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066887, NCCTG-982452
Study First Received: May 2, 2000
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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