Mistletoe in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Are Receiving Palliative Chemotherapy
RATIONALE: Mistletoe may help the body build an immune response and may improve quality of life to help patients live more comfortably.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying mistletoe to see how well it works in treating patients who are receiving palliative chemotherapy for stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Iscar For Supplemental Care In Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma|
|Study Start Date:||October 2002|
- Determine whether supplemental treatment with mistletoe increases immune function (as determined by total lymphocyte count, eosinophil count, and lymphocyte subset analysis) in patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer receiving palliative chemotherapy.
- Determine the tolerability of this drug in these patients.
- Correlate immune function and quality of life in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, non-randomized, multicenter study.
Patients receive mistletoe subcutaneously three times a week for 15 weeks.
Dose of mistletoe is increased at weeks 2 and 3 and then every 3 weeks until a maximum response is seen, dose-limiting toxicity occurs, or the study ends.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline and at weeks 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Not specified
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00052325
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107|
|Study Chair:||Steven Rosenzweig, MD||Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University|