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Chemotherapy, Tirapazamine, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With 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: NCT00033410
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2009
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE April 9, 2002
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted Date February 9, 2009
Study Start Date  ICMJE March 2002
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00033410 on Archive Site
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 Chemotherapy, Tirapazamine, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase I Study Of Tirapazamine (NSC 130181) Paclitaxel And Carboplatin With Concurrent Radiation Followed By Tirapazamine/Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Consolidation For Stage III 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. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Tirapazamine may make the tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. Combining chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and tirapazamine may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining chemotherapy with tirapazamine and radiation therapy in treating patients who have stage II or stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Detailed Description


  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of tirapazamine when administered with paclitaxel, carboplatin, and concurrent radiotherapy in patients with stage IIB-IIIB non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Determine, preliminarily, the response rate and survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, dose-escalation study of tirapazamine.

Patients receive induction chemotherapy comprising tirapazamine IV over 2 hours and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 and paclitaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 32, 36, and 39. Beginning on day 1, patients undergo radiotherapy once daily 5 days a week for 6.5 weeks. Beginning 4-5 weeks after completion of radiotherapy, patients with stable or responding disease receive consolidation chemotherapy comprising paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 22.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of tirapazamine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 3-30 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Lung Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: carboplatin
  • Drug: paclitaxel
  • Drug: tirapazamine
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: February¬†8,¬†2007)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed primary bronchogenic non-small cell lung cancer

    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Large cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Stage IIIA or IIIB disease (T1-4, N2-3)

    • Mediastinal lymph nodes at least 2 cm in diameter by radiography sufficient to stage N2-3 (must be node positive [cytologically or histologically confirmed] if largest mediastinal node is less than 2 cm in diameter) OR
  • Selected stage IIB disease (T3, N0 or T3, N1 with a medical condition that precludes surgery)

    • No malignant pleural effusion
  • Measurable or evaluable disease by chest x-ray or CT scan

    • No metastatic disease



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Zubrod 0-2 OR
  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • WBC at least 3,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count normal


  • Not specified


  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min


  • No uncontrolled congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina
  • No unstable cardiac arrhythmias


  • FEV_1 at least 1.0 L


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No clinically significant hearing loss


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy for lung cancer

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior radiotherapy for lung cancer


  • See Disease Characteristics
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (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 United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00033410
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000069281
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE California Cancer Consortium
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Derick H. Lau, MD University of California, Davis
PRS Account National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Verification Date September 2006

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