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Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004183
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of capecitabine in treating patients who have malignant mesothelioma.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Mesothelioma Drug: capecitabine Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate, overall survival, and failure free survival of patients with malignant mesothelioma treated with capecitabine. II. Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 2 months for 1 year, every 3 months for 2 years and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 patients will be accrued for this study within 7-9 months.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 27 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Capecitabine (Xeloda) in Malignant Mesothelioma: A Phase II Study
Study Start Date : November 2000
Primary Completion Date : December 2003
Study Completion Date : January 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mesothelioma
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: capecitabine
Patients receive oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 2 months for 1 year, every 3 months for 2 years and then annually thereafter.
Drug: capecitabine


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven malignant mesothelioma not amenable to potentially curative radiotherapy or surgery Epithelial, sarcomatoid, or mixed subtype Any site of origin allowed including, but not limited to, the following: Pleura Peritoneum Pericardium Tunica vaginalis Measurable disease At least one lesion accurately measured in at least one dimension Lesion at least 20 mm at largest diameter with conventional techniques or at least 10 mm with spiral CT scan The following are not considered measurable disease: Bone lesions Leptomeningeal disease Ascites Pleural/pericardial effusion Abdominal masses not confirmed and followed by imaging techniques Cystic lesions Tumor lesions located in a previously irradiated area

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0 or 1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active second malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer Not considered an active second malignancy if: Therapy has been completed Less than 30% risk of relapse according to the physician No malabsorption syndrome

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Concurrent epoetin alfa allowed Chemotherapy: No prior systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy for malignant mesothelioma Prior intrapleural cytotoxic or sclerosing agents (including bleomycin) allowed No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormonal therapy except the following: Steroids administered for adrenal failure Hormonal therapy administered for nonmalignant conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes) Intermittent use of dexamethasone as an antiemetic Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Prior irradiation of symptomatic lesion allowed if there is other measurable disease outside the radiation port No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: At least 2 weeks since prior major surgery Other: No concurrent leucovorin calcium or folinic acid

Contacts and Locations

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Gregory Otterson, MD Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center
More Information

Publications:
Otterson GA, Herndon J, Watson D, et al.: Capecitabine in malignant mesothelioma: a phase II trial by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB 39807). [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 22: A-2778, 691, 2003.

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALGB-39807
U10CA031946 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CLB-39807
CDR0000067422 ( Registry Identifier: NCI Physician Data Query )
First Posted: February 25, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
localized malignant mesothelioma
advanced malignant mesothelioma
recurrent malignant mesothelioma
epithelial mesothelioma
sarcomatous mesothelioma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mesothelioma
Lung Neoplasms
Adenoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Capecitabine
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents