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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: March 25, 2011
Last verified: March 2011

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of vinorelbine, paclitaxel, and estramustine in treating patients who have advanced cancer that has not responded to previous treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: estramustine phosphate sodium
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: vinorelbine ditartrate
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of Paclitaxel, Estramustine Phosphate, and Vinorelbine (PaclEVin)

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Study Start Date: September 1998
Primary Completion Date: April 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Establish the maximum tolerated doses (MTDs) and recommended Phase II doses (RPTDs) of vinorelbine and paclitaxel when combined with a fixed dose of estramustine in patients with advanced cancers or metastatic prostate cancer. II. Determine the toxicity pattern of this regimen at the MTDs and at the RPTDs in these patients. III. Make preliminary observations of antitumor activity in these patients treated with this regimen as leads for the Phase II portion of this study. IV. Establish the efficacy of the RPTDs of vinorelbine and paclitaxel when combined with estramustine in patients with prostate cancer who fulfill the criteria for the Phase II portion of this study.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study of vinorelbine and paclitaxel. Patients receive oral estramustine every 8 hours on days 0-2 and 7-9 and vinorelbine IV over 6-10 minutes immediately followed by paclitaxel IV over 1 hour on days 2 and 9. Courses repeat every 21 days. Patients with complete response, partial response, or stable disease continue treatment indefinitely in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of vinorelbine and paclitaxel until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of each drug is determined. The MTD is defined as the lowest dose at which 2 or more of 3-6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. The recommended Phase II dose of vinorelbine or paclitaxel is defined as the dose immediately preceding the MTD.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 12-16 patients will be accrued over 1 year for Phase I of the study and a total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for Phase II of the study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Phase I: Histologically proven advanced cancer that has failed or is not amenable to standard treatment Phase II: Histologically proven metastatic prostate cancer as documented by bone scan and rising PSA Measurable or evaluable disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 9 g/dL (transfusion allowed) Hepatic: AST and ALT no greater than 4 times upper limit of normal Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within the past year No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease No uncontrolled cardiac dysrhythmia No angina pectoris No uncontrolled hypertension No cardiomyopathy Neurologic: No prior neuropathy No preexisting neurotoxicity Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Phase I: No prior vinorelbine (any schedule) or paclitaxel on a 24 hour or longer schedule At least 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy Phase II: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No radiotherapy to greater than 25% of bone marrow At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy during courses 1 and 2. Surgery: No concurrent oncologic surgery during courses 1 and 2

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004105

United States, New York
NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Franco M. Muggia, MD New York University School of Medicine
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004105     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067324
P30CA016087 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: March 25, 2011

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
childhood fibrosarcoma
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal processed this record on May 25, 2017