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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB or Stage IV Non-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 June 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2000
Last updated: August 6, 2013
Last verified: June 2007

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 whether three courses of combination chemotherapy are more effective than six courses of combination chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of three courses of combination chemotherapy with that of six courses of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: mitomycin C
Drug: vinblastine sulfate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Study of MVP 3 Versus 6 Cycles in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: May 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the duration of symptom control, time to disease progression, survival, and quality of life in patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer treated with 3 versus 6 courses of mitomycin, vinblastine, and cisplatin.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by stage of disease (stage IIIB vs IV). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms: Arm I: Patients receive cisplatin IV over 4 hours, mitomycin IV, and vinblastine IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Mitomycin is not administered during course 3. Arm II: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Mitomycin is not administered during courses 3 and 5. Quality of life is assessed after completion of 3 courses of chemotherapy for patients in arm I and after completion of 4, 5, and 6 courses for those in arm II. Patients may receive radiotherapy beginning after completion of chemotherapy.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 310 patients will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer that is not eligible for surgery or radical radiotherapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod-WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Liver function tests no greater than 2 times normal (unless due to metastatic disease) Renal: Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min EDTA clearance greater than 60 mL/min Other: No serious, uncontrolled, concurrent medical illness

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior conventional chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004209

United Kingdom
Royal Marsden NHS Trust
London, England, United Kingdom, SW3 6JJ
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB25 2ZN
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer Research UK
Study Chair: Ian E. Smith, MD Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004209     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ICRF-95.240
CDR0000067457 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: January 21, 2000
Last Updated: August 6, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small 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
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
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