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Chemotherapy Before and After Surgery in Treating Children With Wilm's Tumor

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI) ( University of Leicester ).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Societe Francaise Oncologie Pediatrique
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Gesellschaft fur Padiatrische Onkologie und Hamatologie - Germany
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI) ( University of Leicester ) Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2002
Last updated: June 23, 2014
Last verified: June 2009

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving combination chemotherapy before surgery may shrink the tumor so it can be removed during surgery. Giving more chemotherapy after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells. It is not yet known which chemotherapy regimen after surgery is most effective in treating Wilm's tumor.

PURPOSE: Phase III trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy before and after surgery in treating children who have Wilm's tumor.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Cancer
Biological: dactinomycin
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Procedure: adjuvant therapy
Procedure: conventional surgery
Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Nephroblastoma (Wilms Tumour) Clinical Trial And Study

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI) ( University of Leicester ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Event-free survival
  • Treatment failure, in terms of disease recurrence or death

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: January 2001
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of one of the following:

    • Localized disease

      • Unilateral tumor
      • Histologically confirmed Wilms' tumor OR
      • Clinical and ultrasonic characteristics of nephroblastoma
      • No metastasis
      • Age 6 months to 17 years at diagnosis
      • No prior anticancer therapy
    • Metastatic disease

      • Unilateral tumor
      • Histologically confirmed Wilms' tumor OR
      • Clinical and ultrasonic characteristics of nephroblastoma
      • Age 18 and under
      • No prior anticancer therapy
    • Simultaneous bilateral tumors

      • No metastases
  • No recurrent disease
  • No other renal tumors



  • See Disease Characteristics
  • 18 and under

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No social or geographical reasons that would preclude study
  • No other associated pathology that would preclude study


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior radiotherapy


  • No prior surgery
  • No requirement for emergency or immediate surgery for any reason
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00047138

Institut Gustave Roussy Recruiting
Villejuif, France, 94805 CEDEX
Contact: Francois Pein, MD    33-1-4211-4339   
Universitaetsklinikum des Saarlandes Recruiting
Homburg, Germany, 66421
Contact: Norbert Graf    49-6841-162-4000      
Academisch Medisch Centrum at University of Amsterdam Recruiting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1100 DE
Contact: Jan DeKraker, MD    31-20-566-9111   
United Kingdom
Royal Marsden - Surrey Recruiting
Sutton, England, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Contact: Kathy Pritchard-Jones, MD    44-20-8661-3452 ext 3498      
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Leicester
Societe Francaise Oncologie Pediatrique
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Gesellschaft fur Padiatrische Onkologie und Hamatologie - Germany
Study Chair: Jan DeKraker, MD Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA)
Study Chair: Francois Pein, MD Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
Study Chair: Kathy Pritchard-Jones, MD Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Study Chair: Norbert Graf Universitaetsklinikum des Saarlandes
  More Information


Responsible Party: University of Leicester Identifier: NCT00047138     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000257531
Study First Received: October 3, 2002
Last Updated: June 23, 2014

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI) ( University of Leicester ):
blastema predominant Wilms tumor
epithelial predominant Wilms tumor
mixed cell type Wilms tumor
stage I Wilms tumor
stage II Wilms tumor
stage III Wilms tumor
stage IV Wilms tumor
stage V Wilms tumor
stromal predominant Wilms tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Wilms Tumor
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic processed this record on May 25, 2017