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NPC Study : TAX + CIS Neoadjuvant in Patients With Loco Regionally Advanced Undifferentiated Carcinoma of Nasopharyngeal Type (UCNT)

This study has been completed.
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Sanofi Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2009
Last updated: June 23, 2009
Last verified: June 2009

Primary Objective:

To estimate the overall response rate after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy of Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 in combination with Cisplatin 75 mg/m2 given for 3 cycles, and followed by conventional radiotherapy in UCNT.

Secondary Objectives:

To evaluate:

  • The radiological response after chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • The pathological response after chemotherapy by cavum biopsy

To estimate:

  • The duration of overall response
  • The time to progression (T.T.P)

To analyze:

  • The overall survival
  • The safety profile

Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Phase II Trial of Docetaxel Combined With Cisplatin (CDDP) as a Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Loco Regionally Advanced Undifferentiated Carcinoma of Nasopharyngeal Type (UCNT)

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of tumor response in patients with measurable disease according to RECIST criteria [ Time Frame: on day 21 of each treatment cycle for neoadjuvant chemotherapy, on day 64 and day 71 (3 to 4 weeks after the third chemotherapy) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of the radiological response after chemotherapy and radiotherapy [ Time Frame: from baseline to the end of the study ]
  • Evaluation of the pathological response after chemotherapy [ Time Frame: between day 64 and day 71 of the treatment ]
  • Overall response duration [ Time Frame: from baseline to the end of the study ]
  • Estimation of the time to progression [ Time Frame: from baseline to the end of the study ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: from baseline to the end of the study ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: July 2002
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
docetaxel 75mg/m2 in combination with cisplatin 75mg/m2 given every 3 weeks for 3 cycles
docetaxel 75mg/m2 by intravenous infusion over 60 minutes on Day 1 of a 3-week cycle


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Written or witnessed oral informed consent prior to beginning specific protocol procedures >Histologically proven undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal type (UCNT- stage II-III OMS) at first diagnosis
  • Staging of disease: stage III, IV A, IV B (UICC/AJCC, 1997 classification), any T, N2 - N3 UCNT, without metastasis
  • Adenopathy > 3 cm
  • Patients are required to have an unidimensionally measurable disease with RECIST method
  • Performance status 1 or karnofsky index 3
  • Previous therapy: Chemotherapy :none Radiation therapy: none Surgery: none
  • Laboratory requirements

Exclusion criteria:

  • Prior chemotherapy or / and radiotherapy
  • Metastatic disease (M as per the UCCI/AJC classification)
  • Past or current history of neoplasm other than UCNT, except for curatively treated non melanoma skin cancer or in situ carcinoma of the cervix or other cancer,curatively treated and with no evidence of disease at the previous 5 years
  • Pregnant, or lacting, patients of childbearing potential must implement adequate contraceptive measures during study participation
  • Pre-existing motor or sensory neurotoxicity of a severity 3 grade 2 according to NCI criteria
  • Others serious illness or medical condition:

    1.Congestive heart failure or unstable angina pectoris even if it is medically controlled 2.Previous history of myocardial infraction within 1 year from study entry 3.Uncontrolled hypertension or high risk uncontrolled arrhythmias 4.Uncontrolled peptic ulcer, unstable diabetes mellitus susceptible to contraindicate any use of corticoids 5.Concomitant treatment with corticoids initiated > 6 months prior to study entry is given to the dose of methylprednisolone or equivalent 3 20 mg 6.Definite contraindications for the use of Corticoids 7.Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs 8.Participation in another clinical with any investigational drug within 30 days prior to study entry 9.Performance status = 2,3,4 or karnofsky index < 80 10. History of significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders including psychotic disorders, dementia or seizures that would prohibit the understanding and giving of informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00916097

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Alger, Algeria
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Casablanca, Morocco
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Megrine, Tunisia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Christian Fassotte Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00916097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XRP6976F_2502
Study First Received: June 5, 2009
Last Updated: June 23, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 21, 2017