Celecoxib and Rosiglitazone in Treating Patients Who Are Undergoing Cystoscopic Surveillance for Early-Stage Noninvasive Carcinoma of the Bladder or Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-Invasive Carcinoma of the Bladder

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Withdrawn due to drug toxicity)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fox Chase Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2004
Last updated: July 12, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

RATIONALE: Celecoxib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth and by stopping blood flow to the tumor. Rosiglitazone may help tumor cells develop into normal bladder cells.

PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying how well giving celecoxib together with rosiglitazone works in treating patients who are undergoing cystoscopic surveillance (screening) for early-stage noninvasive (carcinoma in situ) carcinoma (cancer) of the bladder or radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive carcinoma (cancer has spread into the muscle layer of bladder tissue) of the bladder.

Condition Intervention
Bladder Cancer
Drug: celecoxib
Drug: rosiglitazone maleate
Procedure: conventional surgery
Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of Celecoxib and Rosiglitazone, Alone and in Combination, in Patients With Early Stage Non-Invasive Bladder Carcinoma Undergoing Cystoscopic Surveillance and in Patients With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Undergoing Radical Cystectomy

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Further study details as provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: April 2006
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically and clinically confirmed bladder cancer

    • Cohort 1

      • Papillary transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder

        • Stage Ta or T1 (grade 1 or 2), N0, M0 disease
        • Must have undergone complete transurethral resection of the bladder within the past 28 days AND/OR
      • Carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder

        • Stage Tis, N0, M0 disease
        • Must have undergone biopsy within the past 28 days
      • No histological and pathological evidence of invasion of the underlying muscle (stage T2)
    • Cohort 2

      • Muscle-invasive papillary transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder
      • Stage T2-4, NX, M0 disease
      • Intending to undergo radical cystectomy
      • Must have had an upper tract (ureter and renal pelvic) evaluation by intravenous pyelogram, CT scan, or MRI that proved normal within the past year



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • WBC > 4,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count > 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin < 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • SGOT and SGPT < 3 times ULN


  • Creatinine ≤ 2.5 mg/dL


  • No other malignancy within the past 3 years except non-invasive bladder cancer, adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No history of uncontrolled peptic ulcer disease
  • No history of unexplained hypoglycemia
  • No known sensitivity to celecoxib or rosiglitazone
  • No allergy to sulfonamides
  • No history of asthma, urticaria, or allergic reaction after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs
  • No underlying uncontrolled medical illness
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy

  • At least 3 months since prior intravesical BCG


  • No prior intravesical or systemic chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • No concurrent insulin


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • At least 2 weeks since prior use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (including COX-2 inhibitors) for more than 3 consecutive days except low-dose (81 mg) aspirin
  • No concurrent beta-blockers
  • No concurrent NSAIDs
  • No other concurrent oral hypoglycemic agents
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00084578

Sponsors and Collaborators
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Nancy Lewis, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Fox Chase Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00084578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FCCC-03018, CDR0000365460
Study First Received: June 10, 2004
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:
stage 0 bladder cancer
stage I bladder cancer
stage II bladder cancer
stage III bladder cancer
stage IV bladder cancer
transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urologic Diseases
Urologic Neoplasms
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Antirheumatic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hypoglycemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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