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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2000
Last updated: May 31, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

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: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: docetaxel
Drug: fluorouracil
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Docetaxel Plus 5-FU, Cisplatin and Leucovorin in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Study Start Date: January 2000
Study Completion Date: May 2002
Primary Completion Date: May 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of docetaxel administered in combination with cisplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin calcium in patients with advanced solid tumors. II. Determine the toxicities associated with this combination regimen in this patient population. III. Evaluate the clinical response to this combination regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of docetaxel and fluorouracil (5-FU). Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1, cisplatin IV over 1 hour on day 2, and leucovorin calcium IV immediately followed by 5-FU IV on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression. Cohorts of 3-5 patients receive escalating doses of docetaxel and 5-FU until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which more than 1 of 3 or 1 of 5 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of advanced solid tumor No lymphomas Measurable disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) AND SGOT no greater than 2.5 times ULN AND Alkaline phosphatase no greater than ULN OR SGOT no greater than ULN AND Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: No pre-existing peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 2 Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No more than 2 prior treatments for metastatic disease Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior high dose (pre transplant) chemotherapy Prior paclitaxel allowed Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior pelvic radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004913

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Al B. Benson, MD, FACP Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00004913     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU 98X2
Study First Received: March 7, 2000
Last Updated: May 31, 2012

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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