Docetaxel, Capecitabine, and Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2004
Last updated: January 10, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, capecitabine, and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving more than one chemotherapy drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of docetaxel, capecitabine, and cisplatin in treating patients with metastatic or unresectable solid tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: capecitabine
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: docetaxel
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I and Pharmacokinetics Study of Docetaxel in Combination With Capecitabine and Cisplatin in Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of docetaxel, cisplatin, and capecitabine in patients with advanced solid tumors. [ Time Frame: Every 21 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the non-dose-limiting toxic effects associated with this regimen in these patients [ Time Frame: Every 21 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 61
Study Start Date: May 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: capecitabine
    Drug: cisplatin
    Drug: docetaxel
Detailed Description:



  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of docetaxel, cisplatin, and capecitabine in patients with advanced solid tumors.
  • Determine the dose-limiting toxicity and recommended phase II dose of this regimen in these patients.


  • Determine the non-dose-limiting toxic effects associated with this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine any clinical activity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30 minutes and cisplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 and oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of docetaxel, cisplatin, and capecitabine 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. At least 6 patients receive treatment at the MTD.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 21 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.5 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor for which standard curative or palliative measures do not exist or are no longer effective

    • Metastatic or unresectable disease
  • No known brain metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • More than 12 weeks


  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL


  • AST and ALT ≤ 2.0 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AND alkaline phosphatase [AP] < ULN OR
  • AP ≤ 4 times ULN AND AST and ALT < ULN
  • Bilirubin normal


  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 60 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
  • Able to ingest oral medications
  • No allergy attributed to study drugs, compounds of similar chemical or biological composition, drugs formulated in polysorbate 80, or other agents used in this study
  • No inner ear auditory toxicity ≥ grade 2
  • No peripheral neuropathy ≥ grade 2
  • No immunodeficiency
  • No active or ongoing infection
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • No other concurrent uncontrolled illness


Biologic therapy

  • No concurrent growth factors (sargramostim [GM-CSF] or filgrastim [G-CSF])


  • More than 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • Not specified


  • No other concurrent investigational agents unless approved by the principal investigator and medical monitor
  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00084734

United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Marwan Fakih, MD Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00084734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000365571, RPCI-RPC-0209
Study First Received: June 10, 2004
Last Updated: January 10, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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