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Combination Chemotherapy Following Surgery in Treating Patients With Advanced Bladder Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 26, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

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.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy following surgery in treating patients with advanced bladder cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bladder Cancer
Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sequential Gemcitabine, Doxorubicin, Then Paclitaxel Plus Cisplatin Adjuvant Chemotherapy After Complete Resection of Locally Advanced Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Urothelium

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 1997
Study Completion Date: January 2003
Primary Completion Date: January 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and toxicity of sequential dose intensive adjuvant systemic therapy consisting of gemcitabine, then doxorubin, followed by paclitaxel and cisplatin with filgrastim (granulocyte colony stimulating factor; G-CSF) for patients with completely resected, locally advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium. II. Assess the disease free and overall survival of these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive gemcitabine IV on weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 for a total of 6 doses. A 1 week rest period occurs after the third dose of gemcitabine. At least 14 days after the last dose of gemcitabine, during the ninth week, patients receive doxorubicin at 2 week intervals (weeks 9, 11, 13, and 15) for a total of 4 doses. Filgrastim (granulocyte colony stimulating factor; G-CSF) is administered subcutaneously on days 3-10 of each cycle of doxorubicin. At least 14 days after the last dose of doxorubicin, during week 17, patients receive the combination of paclitaxel IV (3 hour infusion) and cisplatin, at 2 week intervals (weeks 17, 19, 21, and 23) for a total of 4 doses. G-CSF is again administered on days 3-10 of each of these cycles. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first 2 years, every 6 months for the next 3 years, then annually until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 25-30 patients in 1.5-2 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Pathologically proven complete resection of locally advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium with negative margins Disease extends beyond the bladder, the ureter, or into the regional lymph nodes Stages eligible for patients with bladder cancer: Tany, N+, M0 T3b, N0, M0 T4a, N0, M0 Stages eligible for patients with urothelial cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter: Tany, N+, M0 T3, N0, M0 T4, N0, M0 Local control of primary urothelial tumor obtained by: Cystoprostatectomy plus pelvic lymph node dissection for bladder cancer in males Cystectomy/TAH/BSO and pelvic lymph node dissection for bladder cancer in females Nephroureterectomy for disease involving the renal pelvis or ureter

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 150,000/mm3 Granulocyte count at least 1500/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times normal SGOT and alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/ min Cardiovascular: LVEF at least 50% No New York Heart Association class II or IV heart disease No serious cardiac arrhythmias, including first, second, or third degree heart block Other: No concurrent second malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or curatively treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix No uncontrolled infection Fertile patients must use barrier method contraception before, during, and for 6 months after therapy and are encouraged to continue barrier method contraception for 2 years or longer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior systemic chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior irradiation of the bladder Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Definitive surgery performed within 10 weeks of study treatment start

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003133

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Dean F. Bajorin, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 97-106
CDR0000065899 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 26, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
stage III bladder cancer
stage IV bladder cancer
transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
metastatic transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter
regional transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Kidney Neoplasms
Ureteral Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Kidney Diseases
Ureteral Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
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