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Bortezomib Plus Gemcitabine and Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2003
Last updated: January 22, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for cancer cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug and bortezomib may kill more tumor cells

Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: bortezomib
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study Of PS-341 In Combination With Gemcitabine And Carbloplatin In Selected Stage IIIB Or IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicities at each dose level, graded using the CTC version 2.0 [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
    Summarized in terms of type (organ affected or laboratory determination such as absolute neutrophil count), severity, (by NCI Common Toxicity Criteria and nadir or maximum values for the laboratory measures, time of onset (i.e. course number), duration, and reversibility or outcome. Tables will be created to summarize these toxicities and side effects by dose and course.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate, assessed by standard RECIST criteria [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Summarized by exact binomial confidence intervals.

  • Survival [ Time Frame: From registration to time of death due to any cause, assessed up to 2 years ]
    Summarized with Kaplan-Meier plots.

  • Time to failure [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Summarized with Kaplan-Meier plots.

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: September 2002
Primary Completion Date: May 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (gemcitabine hydrochloride, carboplatin, bortezomib)
Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8, carboplatin IV over 15-30 minutes on day 1, followed 1 hour later by bortezomib IV over 3-5 seconds on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with a clinical or radiographic response may continue receiving bortezomib beyond 6 courses.
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • dFdC
  • difluorodeoxycytidine hydrochloride
  • gemcitabine
  • Gemzar
Drug: carboplatin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Carboplat
  • JM-8
  • Paraplat
  • Paraplatin
Drug: bortezomib
Given IV
Other Names:
  • LDP 341
  • MLN341
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the safety and feasibility of combining bortezomib with gemcitabine and carboplatin in patients with advanced or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer.

II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of bortezomib administered in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin in these patients.

III. Correlate results from laboratory studies on patient tissue and serum specimens with potential predictors of response in patients treated with this regimen.

IV. Determine, preliminarily, the response of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, dose-escalation study of bortezomib.

Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8, carboplatin IV over 15-30 minutes on day 1, followed 1 hour later by bortezomib IV over 3-5 seconds on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with a clinical or radiographic response may continue receiving bortezomib beyond 6 courses.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of bortezomib until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, at least 10 additional patients with chemotherapy-naive disease receive treatment as above with the MTD of bortezomib.

Patients are followed for survival.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer

    • Selected stage IIIB (malignant pleural effusion) or stage IV disease
    • Recurrent disease after first-line therapy allowed
  • Patients who received prior platinum-based chemotherapy must have no disease progression during or within 3 months after completion of therapy

    • Patients who are enrolled at the maximum tolerated dose must have chemotherapy-naïve disease
  • Evaluable disease
  • Asymptomatic brain metastases allowed if treated with surgical resection or radiotherapy, neurologically stable, and off steroids for at least 4 weeks
  • Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100%
  • More than 3 months
  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • AST no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine normal
  • Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min
  • No symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina pectoris
  • No cardiac arrhythmia
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or greater
  • No prior allergic reactions to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to bortezomib or other agents used in this study
  • No concurrent ongoing or active infection
  • No other concurrent uncontrolled illness
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • No concurrent routine filgrastim (G-CSF)
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No prior gemcitabine
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • More than 30 days since prior investigational drugs
  • No prior bortezomib
  • No concurrent anticonvulsant therapy
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
  • No other concurrent investigational or commercial agents or therapies with intent to treat malignancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00052338

United States, California
City of Hope
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Angela Davies City of Hope Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00052338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02503
N01CM17101 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
CDR0000258189 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: January 24, 2003
Last Updated: January 22, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Effusion, Malignant
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Pleural Diseases
Pleural Neoplasms
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 22, 2017