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Carboplatin and Paclitaxel With or Without ISIS 3521 in Treating Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2001
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: December 2006

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. ISIS 3521 may help kill more cancer cells by making tumor cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. It is not yet known if carboplatin and paclitaxel are more effective with or without ISIS 3521.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without ISIS 3521 in treating patients who have stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Biological: ISIS 3521
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label, Phase III Trial of Chemotherapy With Carboplatin And Paclitaxel, Versus Carboplatin And Paclitaxel In Combination With ISIS-3521, An Antisense Inhibitor Of Protein Kinase C Alpha In Patients With Advanced, Previously Untreated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Study Start Date: October 2000
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the overall survival of patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer treated with carboplatin and paclitaxel with vs without ISIS 3521. II. Compare the time to tumor progression and time to treatment failure in patients treated with these regimens. III. Compare the overall (complete plus partial) response rate in patients with measurable disease treated with these regimens. IV. Compare the percentage of patients with non-measurable, evaluable disease who have a complete response after treatment with these regimens. V. Compare the duration of response in patients with a complete or partial response after treatment with these regimens. VI. Compare the safety of these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to tumor stage (IIIB vs IV) and prior brain metastases (yes vs no). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 0. Arm II: Patients receive ISIS 3521 IV continuously on days 0-14 and paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 3. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable or responsive disease receive 6 courses of treatment. Patients with responsive disease may receive additional courses of treatment. Patients are followed at 1, 2, 4, and 6 months and then every 3 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 600 patients (300 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 15 months.


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 (NSCLC) Stage IV OR Stage IIIB with malignant pleural or pericardial effusion At least 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion At least 10 mm by spiral CT scan OR At least 20 mm by standard techniques OR Evaluable, non-measurable disease (e.g., ascites, bone metastases, or malignant pleural or pericardial effusion) No CNS metastases other than lesions locally treated with surgery or radiosurgery, provided there was no evidence of CNS progression for at least 4 weeks after completion of treatment No prior or concurrent brain or other CNS metastases not amenable to local therapy (e.g., multiple brain lesions or meningeal involvement) Not a candidate for surgical treatment of NSCLC

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10.0 g/dL No underlying disease associated with active bleeding Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL AST less than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (5 times ULN in the presence of liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other: No active infection requiring therapy No other malignancy within the past 5 years except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or nonmelanoma skin cancer Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior approved or experimental biologic therapy for NSCLC Chemotherapy: No prior approved or experimental chemotherapy for NSCLC Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No prior radiotherapy to indicator lesion(s) unless an increase in lesion size occurred after completion of radiotherapy Concurrent localized palliative therapy allowed if pre-approved by sponsor Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 30 days since prior participation in other investigational study No other concurrent therapy for NSCLC No other concurrent experimental drugs or anticancer therapy during active treatment of study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00017407

United States, California
ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Carlsbad, California, United States, 92008
United States, Ohio
Ireland Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Chair: Jon Holmlund, MD Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

Linch TJ, Raju R, Lind M, et al.: Randomized phase III trial of chemotherapy and antisense oligonucleotide LY00003 (ISIS 3521) in patients with advanced NSCLC. [Abstract] Lung Cancer 41 (Suppl 2): A-O-108, S35, 2003. Identifier: NCT00017407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068686
Study First Received: June 6, 2001
Last Updated: February 6, 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent 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
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 24, 2017