Study of Cetuximab With and Without Weekly Paclitaxel for Patients With Previously Treated Advanced Urothelial Cancer
The purpose of this research study is to determine whether the investigational drug cetuximab, (Erbitux) alone or with paclitaxel (Taxol) can stabilize the growth of urothelial cancer.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Randomized Phase II Trial of Cetuximab With and Without Weekly Paclitaxel in Patients With Previously Treated Advanced Urothelial Cancer|
- Progression free survival [ Time Frame: Measures by CT scans following each 2 cycles of treatment and about every 8 weeks after off treatment for disease progression. Follow up for survival until time of death. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Response rate, duration of response, time to progression will be assessed with radiographic imaging [ Time Frame: Measured by CT scans after every 2 cycles of treatment (about every 8 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Cetuximab 250mg/m2 IV weekly during each 28 day cycle. Arm A closed to accrual June 11, 2009 for lack of efficacy
Cetuximab 250mg/m2 IV weekly for each 28 day cycle.
Paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 IV weekly for every 28 day cycle. Cetuximab 250mg/m2 IV weekly for every 28 day cycle.
Cetuximab 250mg/m2 IV weekly for each 28 day cycle.Drug: Paclitaxel
Paclitaxel 80mg/m2 IV weekly for each 28 day cycle.
Other Name: Taxol
This research study is being done to find out if cetuximab, alone or with paclitaxel will slow the growth of urothelial cancers. Cetuximab is an antibody that blocks a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). EGFR sits on the outside of tumor cells and controls tumor cell growth. This agent has been looked at alone and with other chemotherapy drugs including paclitaxel. It has been found to be safe and can shrink other types of cancer.
This research study is also being done to find out if cetuximab, alone or with paclitaxel shrinks urothelial tumors. If it extends the time the tumors shrink. If it helps people live longer.
The purpose of this research study is to find out what effects (good and bad) these treatments have on you and your cancer. We do not know if you will benefit from this research study. It is possible that your condition will get better, but it is also possible that there will be no effect on your condition or that your condition will get worse. We can use what we learn from this research study to help other people with the same disease.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00350025
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Fox Chase Cancer Center|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111|
|Principal Investigator:||Yu-Ning Wong, MD||Fox Chase Cancer Center|