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Docetaxel Plus Cisplatin Followed by Gemcitabine Versus Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin Followed by Docetaxel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00173888
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the 1-year treatment failure rate of two sequential chemotherapy regimens: weekly docetaxel plus cisplatin followed by gemcitabine; and gemcitabine plus cisplatin followed by weekly docetaxel。

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Docetaxel, Cisplatin Drug: Gemcitabine, Cisplatin Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women worldwide. Shifting trends in the incidence of lung cancer closely follow the patterns of cigarette smoking, although other carcinogens have been implicated. Despite intensive treatment over the past several decades, the 5-year lung-cancer survival rate remains a dismal 8-14%.

Chemotherapy is the primary therapy to patients with stage IIIB/IV disease, and most investigators believe that treatment with a combination of two agents is the best first-line treatment for stage IV NSCLC. In the late 1970s and 1980s, studies were conducted using combinations of agents. Outcomes were improved and these agents were eventually incorporated into clinical practice.

Weekly docetaxel is being studied in combination with other commonly used NSCLC chemotherapeutic agents including carboplatin, navelbine, and gemcitabine. These combinations are being studied in both first- and second-line settings. Second line chemotherapy with docetaxel may affect survival (TAX 318, 1 year survival 37% vs. 11%). However, the optimal sequence of chemotherapy was rarely explored. Weekly docetaxel may offer better tolerability vs. 3-weekly schedule when combining docetaxel to cisplatin. Based upon these studied, we choose weekly docetaxel in combination with cisplatin as our regimen. We expected the regimen would be effective and well tolerated.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase II Study of Weekly Docetaxel Plus Cisplatin Followed by Gemcitabine Versus Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin Followed by Weekly Docetaxel in the Treatment of Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : July 2003
Primary Completion Date : November 2012
Study Completion Date : November 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Drug: Docetaxel, Cisplatin
docetaxel 36mg/m2 IF 30 mins on day 1,8,15 cisplatin 75mg/m2 IF 2 hrs on day 15
Active Comparator: B Drug: Gemcitabine, Cisplatin
gemcitabine 1000mg/m2 IF 30mins on D 1,8,15, cisplatin 75mg/m2 IF 2 hrs on day 15

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the 1-year treatment failure rate of two sequential chemotherapy regimens. [ Time Frame: 2003~2009 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the response rate for each regimen, the toxicity of each arm, and the duration of response [ Time Frame: 2003~2009 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of stage IIIB/IV NSCLC, no prior chemotherapy
  • Age > 18 years and < 75 years
  • WHO PS: 0,1
  • Unidimensional or bi-dimensional measurable disease
  • Neutrophils > 1.5 109/l, Platelets > 100 109/l, Hemoglobin > 10g/dl, Total bilirubin < 1.5 UNL, AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) < 2.5 UNL, Alkaline phosphatases < 5 UNL; except in presence of only bone metastasis and in the absence of any liver disorders
  • Creatinine < 1 UNL, and creatinine clearance should be > 60 ml/min.
  • Life expectancy > 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, or lactating patients
  • Known clinical brain or leptomeningeal involvement
  • Pre-existing motor or sensory neurotoxicity of a severity > grade 1 by NCIC-CTG criteria
  • CHF, angina or arrhythmias
  • History of significant neurological or psychiatric disorders
  • Active uncontrolled infection
  • Contraindication for the use of corticosteroids
  • Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs within 30 days prior to study entry
  • Concurrent treatment with any other anti-cancer therapy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00173888

Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Chih-Hsin Yang, M.D.,Ph.D. Department of Oncology , National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Ann-Lii Cheng, M.D.,Ph.D. Department of Oncology , National Taiwan University Hospital

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00173888     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 920303
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Combination, Chemotherapy,non-small cell lung cancer

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