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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003589
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 1, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE July 13, 2004
Last Update Posted Date March 6, 2012
Study Start Date  ICMJE August 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date July 2000   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE Randomized Study With New Combination Chemotherapies in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is more effective in treating advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of three different combination chemotherapy regimens in treating patients who have advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the overall survival between paclitaxel/cisplatin (arm I), gemcitabine/cisplatin (arm II), and paclitaxel/gemcitabine (arm III) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. II. Determine the response rate, duration of response, progression-free survival, toxicity, and quality of life of these patients randomized in these three treatment arms.

OUTLINE: This is randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to performance status (0-1 vs 2) and stage of disease (locally advanced vs metastatic). Patients are randomized to receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1 followed by cisplatin IV on day 1 every 3 weeks (arm I), gemcitabine IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1 and 8 and cisplatin IV on day 1 every 3 weeks (arm II), or paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1 followed by gemcitabine IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks (arm III). Patients receive at least 2 courses of treatment. In the absence of unacceptable toxicity and disease progression, patients may receive up to 6 courses of treatment. Quality of life is assessed before, during, and at the end of treatment, then every 6 weeks until disease progression, and then every 3 months until death. Patients are followed every 6 weeks until disease progression, then every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 450 patients (150 patients per arm) will be accrued into this study over 36 months.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Lung Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: cisplatin
  • Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
  • Drug: paclitaxel
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: April¬†9,¬†2007)
450
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Primary Completion Date July 2000   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced non-small cell lung cancer that is progressive within 2 months prior to study entry Stage IIIB due to malignant pleural effusion or supraclavicular lymph node involvement only Stage IV At least 1 bidimensionally or unidimensionally measurable target lesion Brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease that have been treated with radiotherapy, is stable without medications (e.g., steroids), and asymptomatic are allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 75 Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Prothrombin time less than 1.5 times normal Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.25 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (no greater than 2.5 times ULN if due to liver metastases) AST or ALT less than 3 times ULN (no greater than 5 times ULN if due to liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No uncontrolled cardiac disease, sign of cardiac failure, or rhythm disturbances requiring medication No myocardial infarction in the past 3 months Neurological: No preexisting motor or sensory neurotoxicity of grade 2 or greater Other: No active uncontrolled infection Not a poor medical risk due to nonmalignant disease No secondary primary malignancy in the past 5 years (excluding melanoma, breast cancer, and hypernephroma) except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or adequately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin No psychological condition that might hamper compliance in this study Not pregnant Effective contraception required of all fertile patients during and for 3 months after study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy No concurrent colony stimulating factor except for secondary prophylaxis in case of infection and severe neutropenia No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for advanced disease, including intracavitary chemotherapy At least 1 year since prior neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent hormonal agents (except corticosteroids for antiemetic prophylaxis) Radiotherapy: Prior radiotherapy should not include all target lesions for evaluation At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Concurrent palliative radiotherapy allowed if indicator lesion is outside of radiation field Surgery: Not specified

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Belgium,   Czech Republic,   Egypt,   France,   Germany,   Greece,   Italy,   Netherlands,   Poland,   South Africa,   Spain,   Switzerland
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00003589
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE EORTC-08975
EORTC-08975
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Sponsor  ICMJE European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Egbert F. Smit, MD Free University Medical Center
PRS Account European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Verification Date March 2012

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