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INS316 in Diagnosing Lung Cancer in Patients With Untreated Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: January 6, 2001
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: May 2001

RATIONALE: Doctors can diagnose lung cancer by collecting mucus coughed up from the lungs and examining it under a microscope to look for cancer cells. Breathing in INS316 may make it easier for patients to cough up mucus.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of INS316 in helping to diagnose lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: INS316 Other: sputum cytology Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation Of Uridine 5-Triphosphate Solution For Inhalation (UTP) As An Adjunct In The Diagnosis Of Lung Cancer By Sputum Cytology

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Study Start Date: August 2000
Study Completion Date: May 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether a cytological diagnosis of lung cancer can be obtained more frequently from sputum specimens following inhalation of INS316 compared to specimens obtained following placebo or compared to specimens spontaneously expectorated in patients with untreated lung cancer. II. Assess the relative sensitivity of sputum cytology in the diagnosis of lung malignancies in this patient population using these sputum collection regimens. III. Determine the quantity of macrophages in sputum of these patients using these techniques. IV. Determine if the number of macrophages in sputum obtained by these methods is predictive of the likelihood of obtaining a positive diagnosis of lung cancer in these patients. V. Determine the total amount of sputum expectorated from these patients using these techniques.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to one of two arms, then cross-over to the other arm. Arm I: Patients receive INS316 by inhalation via a nebulizer. Sputum is collected throughout the dosing and for 1 hour post dosing. Arm II: Patients receive placebo in the same manner as INS136 in arm I. All patients receive both treatments. Patients receive the first dose no more than 7 days after screening, and the second dose 3 to 10 days after the first dose. Patients are followed 1 day after completion of the second treatment. The sputum samples are fixed and examined cytologically.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 100-130 patients 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 proven primary lung cancer OR Presumptive diagnosis based on chest x-ray, CT scan, history, or symptoms No prior treatment

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Pulmonary: FEV1 at least 35% predicted Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other comorbid condition that would preclude study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 days since prior bronchoscopic examination or pulmonary fine needle aspiration biopsy At least 3 days since prior sputum induction No concurrent medication that would preclude study At least 30 days since prior investigational drugs (including INS316) or experimental therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00008255

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)
Study Chair: Robert J. Korst, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00008255     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSKCC-00092
CDR0000068391 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: January 6, 2001
Last Updated: June 25, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
non-small cell lung cancer
small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2017