Randomized Phase III-Study in Stage IIIb and IV Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Sequential Single-Agent vs. Double-Agent vs. Triple-Agent Therapy.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 22, 2008
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Aktion Bronchialkarzinom e.V.

Brief Summary:

This study wants to assess different intensive therapy sequences for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer.

It claims less on the efficacy of different chemotherapy combinations, than more on the comparison of different strategies of sequential single-agent, sequential double-agent or sequential triple-agent therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma Drug: Gemcitabine Drug: Navelbine Drug: Carboplatin Drug: Cisplatin Drug: Mitomycin Drug: Ifosfamide Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 280 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Phase III-Study in Stage IIIb and IV Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Sequential Single-Agent vs. Double-Agent vs. Triple-Agent Therapy.
Study Start Date : June 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Event-free survival
  2. Quality of live

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histological verified non-small cell lung cancer. Cytological diagnosis is accepted for doubtless results.
  2. Present stage IIIb with malignant pleural effusion or stage IV disease. Tumor dissemination should not be irradiable in one field
  3. Age between 18 and 75 years
  4. Karnofsky index 70 - 100%
  5. Measurable or evaluable tumor parameter
  6. No prior chemotherapy for NSCLC
  7. Sufficient hematological parameter before start of therapy (leucocytes > 3.500/µl and platelets > 100.000/µl).
  8. Sufficient liver function (bilirubin < 1,6mg/dl)
  9. Sufficient renal function (creatinine < 1,5mg/dl and clearance > 60ml/min)
  10. Minimal estimated life expectancy > 3 months
  11. Written informed consent for study attendance
  12. Patient accessibility for therapy and follow up
  13. No attendance to an other study

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Small-cell lung cancer oder tumors with small-cell fractions
  2. Local advanced irradiable stage III
  3. Previous chemotherapy because of other diseases, not longer than 3 years ago
  4. Simultaneous radiation of all present tumor manifestations
  5. Simultaneous or not longer than 3 years ago secondary malignancy, except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or dermal cancer, others than melanoma
  6. Respiratory insufficiency
  7. Heart insufficiency NYHA III and IV
  8. Peripheral arteriosclerosis stage III and IV
  9. Neurological and psychiatric diseases, which affect understanding of the study concept and the possibility to keep conditions of the protocol
  10. Pregnancy, breastfeeding or not ensured contraception
  11. HIV-infection
  12. Active hepatitis B and C
  13. Manifest infectious diseases before start of therapy
  14. Minimal estimated life expectancy < 3 months
  15. No written informed consent of the patient for study attendance and storage and disclosure of disease data according to the protocol

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00148395

Klinikum Kassel GmbH
Kassel, Germany, 34125
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aktion Bronchialkarzinom e.V.
Study Chair: Martin Wolf, MD Klinikum Kassel GmbH Identifier: NCT00148395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NSCLC 06/2001
First Posted: September 8, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors