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Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: May 2007

November 1, 1999
February 6, 2009
March 1993
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Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known which treatment regimen is more effective for small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy using two different doses of cyclophosphamide followed by alternating chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with small cell lung cancer.

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effect on 2-year disease-free survival of two different doses of cyclophosphamide as part of first induction chemotherapy followed by alternating chemotherapy and chest irradiation in patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified by participating institution. All patients receive 2 courses of induction chemotherapy with doxorubicin, etoposide, cisplatin, and cyclophosphamide. For the first course, one group of patients receives a lower dose of cyclophosphamide than the other group. Both groups receive the same, and still lower, dose of cyclophosphamide during the second course. Beginning 1 week after the completion of induction therapy, patients receive 3 alternating courses each of radiotherapy to the mediastinal and supraclavicular areas delivered over 10-12 days and chemotherapy as in the second course of induction. Each course is initiated after a 1-week rest. Patients receive a final chemotherapy course beginning 4 weeks after the previous chemotherapy course. Patients are followed every 6 months for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 280 patients will be entered.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Lung Cancer
  • Drug: cisplatin
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
  • Drug: etoposide
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
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DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven small cell lung cancer with no distant metastases Size of initial lesion suitable for total irradiation Positive subclavicular nodes allowed No malignant pleural effusion No extension into contralateral lung

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Under 70 Performance status: Karnofsky 60%-100% Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 2,000 Platelets greater than 125,000 Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine less than 1.1 mg/dL (100 micromoles/L) Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within 6 months No other cardiovascular disease that precludes protocol treatment Other: No hearing loss No prior or concurrent malignancy except: Basal cell skin carcinoma In situ carcinoma of the cervix Accessible for follow-up

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 69 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
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Study Chair: Thierry L. Le Chevalier, MD Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
May 2007

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