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Glufosfamide With of Without Hydration in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: September 20, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Hydration with saline solution may protect kidney cells from the side effects of chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of glufosfamide with or without hydration in treating patients who have advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: glufosfamide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Phase II Study on Glufosfamide Administered as a 60 Minute Infusion Every 3 Weeks in Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:

Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: January 2000
Primary Completion Date: March 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the activity of glufosfamide as determined by objective response in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. II. Determine the response rate in this patient population after this treatment. III. Determine the duration of objective response in these patients treated with this drug. IV. Characterize the toxicities of this drug in these patients. V. Assess the impact of the hydration scheme on the toxicity profile (renal function) of this drug in these patients. VI. Assess the pharmacokinetic profile of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open label, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to receive glufosfamide with or without hydration. Arm I: Patients receive glufosfamide IV over 1 hour every 3 weeks. Arm II: Patients receive glufosfamide as in arm I. Patients are hydrated with excess physiological saline solution 4 hours before and 3 hours after treatment with glufosfamide. Treatment in both arms continues for 2-6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients with an objective complete response continue treatment for a maximum of 2 courses after the confirmation of response. Patients are followed every 6 weeks until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 16-32 patients (8-16 per arm) will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer not amenable to curative surgery or radiotherapy Metastatic or inoperable locally advanced progressive disease At least 1 target lesion accurately measurable in at least 1 dimension Longest diameter at least 20 mm with conventional techniques or at least 10 mm with spiral CT scans Must have failed and completed 1 and only 1 platinum based regimen in the first line setting for metastatic/inoperable locally advanced disease No symptomatic brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases present) SGOT/SGPT no greater than 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases present) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.7 mg/dL Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: Clinically normal cardiac function No history of ischemic heart disease No congestive heart failure within the past 6 months Normal 12 lead ECG Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other prior or concurrent malignancies except cone biopsied carcinoma of the cervix or adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma No unstable systemic diseases No active uncontrolled infections No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study compliance and follow-up

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent prophylactic filgrastim (G-CSF) No concurrent prophylactic growth factors Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Concurrent radiotherapy allowed provided not all target lesions are in irradiated field Surgery: At least 14 days since prior major surgery Other: No other concurrent anticancer agents No other concurrent investigational therapy No concurrent prophylactic antiemetics during course 1

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005055

CRLCC Nantes - Atlantique
Nantes-Saint Herblain, France, 44805
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Pierre Fumoleau, MD, PhD Centre Georges Francois Leclerc
  More Information

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00005055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-16994N
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: September 20, 2012

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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