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10-Propargyl-10-Deazaaminopterin in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB or Stage IV 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: NCT00004238
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin in treating patients who have stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: pralatrexate Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine objective response rate, duration of response, and time to disease progression in patients with stage IIIB (pleural or pericardial disease) or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer treated with 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin as first line or second line chemotherapy. II. Determine the toxicity of this drug in this patient population. III. Determine duration of survival in these patients. IV. Determine quality of life of these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin IV on days 1 and 15. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Quality of life is assessed at the beginning of each course. Patients are followed every 8 weeks for disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-39 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of 10-Propargyl-10-Deazaaminopterin (PDX) in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : July 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2002

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage IIIB (pleural or pericardial disease) or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer Measurable or evaluable indicator lesion that has not been irradiated Pleural effusions, bone metastases, brain metastases, elevated serum enzymes, and abnormal radionucliotide scans are unacceptable as sole indicator lesions No clinically significant pleural effusions or ascites No grade III or IV edema No prior pneumonectomy No symptomatic or uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal involvement

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 4,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Platelet count at least 160,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.0 mg/dL AST no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: No unstable cardiac disease requiring treatment Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other concurrent active cancer No history of significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders, including psychotic disorders, dementia, or seizures No active uncontrolled infection No other serious illness or medical condition

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy OR Progression after stable disease or initial response to 1 prior chemotherapy regimen, including 1 preoperative or adjuvant chemotherapy regimen Endocrine therapy: Concurrent steroids allowed if dose is stable Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No prior antifolates At least 7 days since prior folic acid supplements

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004238

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Lee M. Krug, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Publications of Results:
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Other Study ID Numbers: 99-053
CDR0000067482 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 12, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms