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Surgery Plus Combination Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Cancer of the Urinary Tract

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: NCT00006111
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2002 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 3, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2009
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be an effective way to treat cancer of the urinary tract.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients who have stage II, stage III, or stage IV cancer of the urinary tract .

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bladder Cancer Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Urethral Cancer Drug: cisplatin Drug: fluorouracil Procedure: conventional surgery Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the quality of life of patients with invasive stage II, III, or IV carcinoma of the urothelium treated with conservative surgery plus cisplatin, fluorouracil, and radiotherapy. II. Determine the efficacy of this regimen, in terms of local control, in these patients. III. Determine survival of patients treated with this regimen. IV. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to tumor type (T2-4a, N0, M0; potentially resectable; no contraindication to surgery vs T2-4b, N0 or N1 or pN1, M0; refused surgery or medical contraindications to surgery). (Accrual for stratum I was completed as of 10/23/2001.) Stratum I (resectable disease): Regimen A: Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil IV continuously and cisplatin IV continuously on days 1-4 during weeks 1 and 4. If complete response is achieved by week 5, patients proceed to regimen B. If partial response or progression is observed, patients undergo cystectomy. If cystectomy is refused, patients proceed to regimen B. Regimen B: Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 2 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil and cisplatin as in regimen A on weeks 2 and 5. (Accrual for stratum I was completed as of 10/23/2001.) Stratum II (unresectable disease): Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 7 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil and cisplatin as in regimen A on weeks 1, 4, and 7. Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at 6 months, and then at 1 year. Patients are followed at 6-8 weeks, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 75 patients (35 for stratum I and 40 for stratum II) will be accrued for this study. (Accrual for stratum I was completed as of 10/23/2001.)

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter Study of the Quality of Life of Patients With Invasive Urothelial Cancer Treated With Conservative Surgery Followed by Cisplatin, Fluorouracil and Radiotherapy
Study Start Date : April 1999

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage II, III, or IV carcinoma of the urothelium infiltrating muscle Primary OR After development of a superficial tumor T2-T4b with or without lymph node involvement and no detectable metastases No epidermoid cancer or adenocarcinoma No extrapelvic lymph node involvement

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 70 Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: More than 6 months Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 4,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study No other prior malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No prior serious illness of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., rectal bleeding or diverticulosis with complications) No contraindication to fluorouracil, cisplatin, or radiotherapy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy except intravesicular instillations Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00006111

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Institut Sainte Catherine
Avignon, France, 84082
Centre Oscar Lambret
Lille, France, 59020
Centre Leon Berard
Lyon, France, 69373
Centre Regional de Lutte Contre le Cancer - Centre Val d'Aurelle
Montpellier, France, 34298
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
Nice, France, 06189
C.H.U. - Hopital Gaston Doumergue
Nimes, France, 30006
Centre Eugene Marquis
Rennes, France, 35064
Centre Rene Huguenin
Saint Cloud, France, 92211
Centre Hospitalier General de Saint Nazaire
Saint Nazaire, France, 44600
Institut Claudius Regaud
Toulouse, France, 31052
Centre Alexis Vautrin
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, 54511
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Chair: Jean-Leon Lagrange, MD Centre Antoine Lacassagne

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00006111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068123
First Posted: February 3, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2009
Last Verified: May 2002
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage II bladder cancer
stage III bladder cancer
stage IV bladder cancer
anterior urethral cancer
posterior urethral cancer
urethral cancer associated with invasive bladder cancer
metastatic transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter
regional transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urethral Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Kidney Neoplasms
Ureteral Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Urethral Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Kidney Diseases
Ureteral Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs