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Chemotherapy or Observation in Treating Patients With Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been terminated.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: March 17, 2009
Last updated: February 7, 2017
Last verified: February 2017

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vinorelbine, cisplatin, docetaxel, gemcitabine, and pemetrexed disodium, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Sometimes after surgery, the tumor may not need more treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. It is not yet known whether chemotherapy is more effective than observation in treating patients who have undergone surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying four chemotherapy regimens to see how well they work compared with observation in treating patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: docetaxel
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: pemetrexed disodium
Drug: vinorelbine tartrate
Procedure: standard follow-up care
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Associated With Banking of Frozen Tumor Specimens and Collection of Gene Expression Profile Data

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 12 years ]
    Overall survival (OS) is defined as the time between formal registration and death from any cause. The median OS with 95% CI was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method.

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive cisplatin IV on day 1 and vinorelbine ditartrate IV on days 1 and 8 OR docetaxel IV and cytarabine IV on day 1 OR gemcitabine hydrochloride IV on days 1 and 8 and cytarabine IV on day 1 OR pemetrexed disodium IV and cisplatin IV on day 1.. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: cisplatin
Given IV
Drug: docetaxel
Given IV
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Given IV
Drug: pemetrexed disodium
Given IV
Drug: vinorelbine tartrate
Given IV
Experimental: Arm II
Patients receive standard care (observation).
Procedure: standard follow-up care
Standard care

Detailed Description:



  • To determine the potential overall survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) randomized to chemotherapy compared to those randomized to the present standard of care (observation).
  • To collect and process high-quality fresh frozen lung cancer tumor tissue for gene expression array generation from multiple institutions.


  • To evaluate selected genomic-based lung cancer prognostic models using data from the patients randomized to observation after resection.
  • To characterize the rate of chemotherapy toxicity for the different chemotherapy treatment regimens.
  • To assess quality of life (QOL) in early stage patients periodically after resection for NSCLC.
  • To examine the impact of chemotherapy on QOL for patients receiving chemotherapy, as compared to patients in the observation arm.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to pathologic stage (I vs II) and ECOG performance status (0 vs 1). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms within 12 weeks after surgery.

All patients undergo complete resection of disease (i.e., lobectomy, sleeve lobectomy, bi-lobectomy, or pneumonectomy, but not segmentectomy or wedge resection).

  • Arm I: Patients receive 1 of 3 chemotherapy regimens. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

    • Regimen 1: Patients receive vinorelbine ditartrate IV over 10 minutes on days 1 and 8 and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1.
    • Regimen 2: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 60 minutes and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1.
    • Regimen 3: Patients receive gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1.
    • Regimen 4: Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1.
  • Arm II: Patients receive standard care (observation). Tissue obtained at surgery is examined by RNA microarray analysis. A Lung Metagene Score (LMS) is determined for each patient and correlated with survival and response.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 6 months for 5 years and then once a year for 7 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer

    • Any variant allowed (e.g., pure or mixed bronchioloalveolar carcinoma or adenosquamous cell carcinoma)
    • Primary tumor must be T1a, T1b, T2a, or T2b by AJCC 7.0
    • No status
  • Tumor measuring ≥ 2.0 cm but ≤ 7.0 cm in diameter by CT scan

    • The mass must have a source document to verify tumor size in the greatest dimension, which includes a CT scan report, a clinic note from the enrolling physician, and/or a printed image with caliper measurements on the lung mass
  • Node-negative disease

    • Evidence of hilar or mediastinal node involvement by chest CT scan (> 1 cm diameter) must be assessed with mediastinoscopy, endo-esophageal ultrasound with biopsy, endo-bronchial ultrasound, bronchoscopy, or mediastinal nodal sampling before or at time of thoracotomy
  • No locally advanced or metastatic disease


  • ECOG performance status 0-1
  • Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • AST < 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No history of prior or concurrent malignancy, except curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, surgically treated in situ carcinoma of the breast, or other cancer for which the patient has been disease-free for 3 years


  • More than 3 years since prior cytotoxic or anticancer treatment
  • No concurrent treatment with hormones or other chemotherapeutic agents, except steroids given for adrenal failure, hormone administered for nondisease-related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes), or intermittent use of dexamethasone as an antiemetic
  • No concurrent thoracic radiotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00863512

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United States, Alabama
Regional Medical Center
Anniston, Alabama, United States, 36207
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, California
Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Burbank, California, United States, 91505
Glendale Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
Glendale, California, United States, 91204
Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093-0658
Pismo Beach, California, United States, 93449
Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Pomona, California, United States, 91767
United States, Connecticut
Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06102-5037
United States, Florida
Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33308
Memorial Cancer Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital
Hollywood, Florida, United States, 33021
Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter, Florida, United States, 33458
CCOP - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33140
United States, Georgia
Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler
Savannah, Georgia, United States, 31405
United States, Illinois
Resurrection Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60631
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637-1470
United States, Indiana
Elkhart Clinic, LLC
Elkhart, Indiana, United States, 46514-2098
Michiana Hematology-Oncology, PC - Elkhart
Elkhart, Indiana, United States, 46514
Elkhart General Hospital
Elkhart, Indiana, United States, 46515
Howard Community Hospital
Kokomo, Indiana, United States, 46904
Center for Cancer Therapy at LaPorte Hospital and Health Services
La Porte, Indiana, United States, 46350
Michiana Hematology-Oncology, PC - South Bend
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States, 46545-1470
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States, 46545-1470
Michiana Hematology Oncology PC - Plymouth
Plymouth, Indiana, United States, 46563
CCOP - Northern Indiana CR Consortium
South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46601
Memorial Hospital of South Bend
South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46601
Michiana Hematology Oncology PC - La Porte
Westville, Indiana, United States, 46391
United States, Iowa
Cedar Rapids Oncology Associates
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403
Mercy Regional Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403
United States, Kentucky
Central Baptist Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40503-9985
Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center at University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536-0093
United States, Louisiana
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center - Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70809
United States, Maine
Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders - Scarborough
Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074
United States, Maryland
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21204
Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at Sinai Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21215
Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, Maryland, United States, 21204
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02462
United States, Michigan
Green Bay Oncology, Limited - Escanaba
Escanaba, Michigan, United States, 49431
Dickinson County Healthcare System
Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States, 49801
Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49001
West Michigan Cancer Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007-3731
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007
Michiana Hematology Oncology PC - Niles
Niles, Michigan, United States, 49120
William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, 48073
Lakeside Cancer Specialists, PLLC
Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States, 49085
Lakeland Regional Cancer Care Center - St. Joseph
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 49085
United States, Nebraska
Cancer Resource Center - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68510
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68106
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68114
Immanuel Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68122
Alegant Health Cancer Center at Bergan Mercy Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68124
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131-2197
United States, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Oncology - Hematology, PA at Payson Center for Cancer Care
Concord, New Hampshire, United States, 03301
New Hampshire Oncology - Hematology, PA - Hooksett
Hooksett, New Hampshire, United States, 03106
United States, New York
Saint Francis Hospital Cancer Center
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States, 12601
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
Faxton Regional Cancer Center
Utica, New York, United States, 13502
United States, North Carolina
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Incorporated
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States, 27534
Kinston Medical Specialists
Kinston, North Carolina, United States, 28501
Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1096
United States, Ohio
Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center
Canton, Ohio, United States, 44708
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210-1240
United States, Oklahoma
Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74136
United States, Pennsylvania
Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18105
St. Luke's Cancer Network at St. Luke's Hospital
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, 18015
Easton Regional Cancer Center at Easton Hospital
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States, 18042
Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17604
Jameson Memorial Hospital - North Campus
New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States, 16105
Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15212
UPMC Cancer Centers
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
United States, Texas
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, 24501
United States, Washington
Providence Centralia Hospital
Centralia, Washington, United States, 98531-9027
St. Francis Hospital
Federal Way, Washington, United States, 98003
Providence St. Peter Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Olympia, Washington, United States, 98506-5166
Good Samaritan Cancer Center
Puyallup, Washington, United States, 98372
Franciscan Cancer Center at St. Joseph Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405-3004
Allenmore Hospital
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
CCOP - Northwest
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
MultiCare Regional Cancer Center at Tacoma General Hospital
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
St. Clare Hospital
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98499
United States, Wisconsin
Green Bay Oncology, Limited at St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54301-3526
Green Bay Oncology, Limited at St. Mary's Hospital
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54303
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center - Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54303
St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54307-3508
Holy Family Memorial Medical Center Cancer Care Center
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 54221-1450
Bay Area Cancer Care Center at Bay Area Medical Center
Marinette, Wisconsin, United States, 54143
Green Bay Oncology, Limited - Oconto Falls
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, United States, 54154
St. Nicholas Hospital
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, 53081
Green Bay Oncology, Limited - Sturgeon Bay
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54235
Australia, Victoria
St. Vincent's Hospital - Melbourne
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 3065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: David H. Harpole, MD Duke Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00863512     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALGB-30506
CDR0000636895 ( Registry Identifier: NCI Physician Data Query )
Study First Received: March 17, 2009
Results First Received: December 13, 2016
Last Updated: February 7, 2017

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
stage IA non-small cell lung cancer
stage IB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIA non-small cell lung cancer
adenocarcinoma of the lung
adenosquamous cell lung cancer
bronchoalveolar cell lung cancer
large cell lung cancer
squamous cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Folic Acid Antagonists
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