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Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With Refractory Solid Tumor or Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fox Chase Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: July 10, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

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, giving the drugs in different ways, and combining biological therapy with chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of topotecan, paclitaxel, and carboplatin with or without filgrastim in treating patients who have advanced solid tumor or lymphoma that has not responded to standard therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Small Intestine Cancer
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Evaluation of Topotecan in Combination With Paclitaxel and Carboplatin

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Further study details as provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: July 1996
Study Completion Date: May 2003
Primary Completion Date: May 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated doses of combined topotecan, paclitaxel, and carboplatin (TOPO/TAX/CBDCA) with or without filgrastim (G-CSF) in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphomas. II. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the pharmacokinetics of TOPO/TAX/CBDCA and whether TAX/CBDCA will affect the pharmacokinetics of TOPO on day 1 as compared to TOPO administered alone on day 3. IV. Describe any clinical responses observed in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of the combination topotecan/paclitaxel/carboplatin. Patients are stratified according to prior chemotherapy and radiotherapy (yes vs no). Part I: Patients receive topotecan IV on days 1-3 and paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 30-60 minutes, on day 1. Part II: Patients receive topotecan, paclitaxel, and carboplatin as in part I, plus filgrastim (G-CSF) on days 6-19. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of topotecan/paclitaxel/carboplatin until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 4 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven advanced solid tumor or lymphoma that is refractory to standard therapy or for which no standard therapy exists or for which the drugs used in this regimen constitute standard therapy Brain metastasis eligible provided: Evidence of neurologic improvement or normalization No evidence of radiographic progression after appropriate therapy Steroid dose stable (if given)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0 or 1 Life expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 2,000/mm2 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm2 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases less than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within 6 months No history of congestive heart failure No uncontrolled angina No uncontrolled arrhythmia Other: No concurrent medical illness or active infection that would render treatment unsafe Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Prior topotecan, paclitaxel, and carboplatin allowed if progression observed greater than 3 months after last dose No prior mitomycin or nitrosoureas No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy and recovered (alopecia allowed) Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to more than 25% of bone marrow At least 4 weeks since radiotherapy and recovered (alopecia allowed) Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005021

United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fox Chase Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Corey J. Langer, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fox Chase Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00005021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FCCC-96004
CDR0000064913 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
NCI-T95-0075H ( Other Grant/Funding Number: National Cancer Institute )
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: July 10, 2013

Keywords provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
small intestine lymphoma
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
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:
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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