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Taxotere Combinations as First Line Therapy for Locally Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00425191
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2009
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Brief Summary:
To assess the antitumour activity (response rate) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of two different combinations of docetaxel and gemcitabine and of a sequential treatment of cisplatin /gemcitabine followed by docetaxel as first line chemotherapy · To evaluate the quantitative and qualitative toxicity of each treatment arms.· To determine time to progression, duration of response, time to treatment failure, and overall survival in each group.· To evaluate changes from baseline in the Lung Cancer Symptom Scale of patients in each treatment arm.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Docetaxel and Gemcitabine Drug: Gemcitabine cisplatin followed by docetaxel Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 165 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized Phase II Study Evaluating the Feasibility and Activity of Two Different Combinations of Docetaxel and Gemcitabine and of Cisplatin/Gemcitabine Followed by Docetaxel as First Line Therapy for Locally Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
Study Start Date : July 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Docetaxel and Gemcitabine
Docetaxel: 40 mg/m², administered IV over 60 minutes (infusion drop by drop during the first five minutes) on day 1 and 8 immediately followed by Gemcitabine: 1200 mg/m2, administered IV over 30 minutes on day 1 and 8

Experimental: 2 Drug: Docetaxel and Gemcitabine
Docetaxel: 50 mg/m², administered IV over 60 minutes (infusion drop by drop during the first five minutes) on day 1 and 15 immediately followed by Gemcitabine: 1600 mg/m2, administered IV over 30 minutes on day 1 and 15.

Experimental: 3 Drug: Gemcitabine cisplatin followed by docetaxel
Gemcitabine: 1200 mg/m2, administered IV over 30 minutes on day 1 and 8 followed by Cisplatin 75 mg/m2, administered IV over 30-60 minutes on day 2

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response Rate [ Time Frame: Performed after 3 cycles and at the end of treatment (6 cycles). ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to progression. [ Time Frame: Time from treatment to the documented profession of disease. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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Main criteria are listed hereafter:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC istologic subtypes may include large cell, squamous cell, or adenocarcinoma or a generic cytological diagnosis of NSCLC;
  • Patients must have a locoregionally advanced unresectable non metastatic NSCLC Stage IIIB (only N3 supraclavicular or T4 for pleural effusion) or Stage IV according to the revised International Staging System
  • Patients must have at least one measurable lesion;
  • Previous radical surgery (more 30 days before study entry) is allowed but a pathologic proof of progression of neoplastic disease must be documented whenever possible;
  • Weight loss < = 5% within the last 3 months;
  • Laboratory requirements at entry :

    • Blood cell counts: Absolute neutrophils > 2.0 x 109/LPlatelets > 100 x 109/LHemoglobin > 10 g/dl
    • Renal function:Serum creatinine < 1 upper normal limits (UNL). In case of limit value of serum creatinine, the creatinine clearance should be > 60 mL/min
    • Hepatic functions:Serum bilirubin < 1 x UNLASAT and ALAT < 2.5 x UNLAlkaline phosphatase < 5 x UNL (unless accompanied by extensive bone metastases);

Exclusion criteria:

  • Prior systemic chemotherapy or immunotherapy including neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatments;
  • Prior radiotherapy for NSCLC;
  • Cyto-histological diagnosis of small cell lung cancer, carcinoid, or mixed small-cell / non-small cell lung cancer;
  • Patients with not measurable disease only;
  • Patients with symptomatic brain metastases or with leptomeningeal disease. However; patients with symptomatic brain metastases who become asymptomatic under corticosteriods treatment can enter the study;
  • History of prior malignancies, except for cured non melanoma skin cancer, curatively treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix or other cancer curatively treated and with no evidence of disease for at least five years;
  • History of hypersensitivity reaction to polysorbate 80;
  • Pregnant or lactating women (women of childbearing potential must use adequate contraception);
  • Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs;
  • Current peripheral neuropathy NCI grade > = 2;
  • Significant neurological or psychiatric disorders;
  • Hepatic functions abnormalities;
  • Participation in clinical trials with other experimental agents within 30 days of study entry;
  • Other serious concomitant illness of medical conditions;
  • History of significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders including demential or seizures;
  • Active infection requiring iv antibiotics;
  • Active ulcer, unstable diabetes mellitus or other contra-indication to corticotherapy;
  • Any other condition, which in the judgement of the investigator would place the subject at, undoes risk or interferes with the study.
  • Treatment with biphosphonates.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00425191

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Milan, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Georges Paizis, MD Sanofi

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Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00425191    
Other Study ID Numbers: XRP6976B_2501
First Posted: January 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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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