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Paclitaxel Combined With Fluorouracil-Uracil and Leucovorin in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laura A. Pollice, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: February 2, 2001
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: December 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 I trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel combined with fluorouracil-uracil and leucovorin in treating patients who have solid tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: tegafur-uracil
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study Of Weekly Paclitaxel In Combination With ORZEL (UFT + Leucovorin) For Advanced Non-Hematological Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: December 1999
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of weekly paclitaxel when combined with fluorouracil-uracil and leucovorin calcium in patients with solid tumors. II. Determine the side effects and toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of paclitaxel. Patients receive paclitaxel IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Patients also receive oral fluorouracil-uracil and leucovorin calcium twice daily on days 2-6, 9-13, and 16-20. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of paclitaxel until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which at least 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed at 2 months and then for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 25-30 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 or cytologically confirmed solid tumor for which no curative or effective therapy is available No symptomatic or uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastasis Irradiated brain metastasis allowed if neurological status is stable 4 weeks after radiotherapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Bilirubin no greater than ULN No acute hepatitis Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No unstable cardiac disease requiring treatment No cardiac arrhythmia No new onset crescendo or rest angina Stable exertional angina allowed Neurological: No symptomatic peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 1 No significant neurological or psychiatric disorders including psychotic disorders, dementia, or seizures Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 weeks following study No other serious illness or medical condition No active infection, including septicemia No severe gastrointestinal bleeding No hypersensitivity to leucovorin calcium or fluorouracil-uracil No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent immunotherapy No concurrent colony-stimulating growth factors within 24 hours of fluorouracil-uracil Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior regimen of chemotherapy Prior taxanes and fluorouracil allowed At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas) and recovered No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior hormonal therapy and recovered No concurrent anti-cancer hormonal agents Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Concurrent radiotherapy allowed for palliation of painful bone metastases, pathologic fractures of known lytic disease, or brain lesions Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 3 weeks since prior investigational drugs No concurrent antiarrhythmic medication No other concurrent investigational therapy No concurrent halogenated anti-viral agent (e.g., lodenosine, fialuridine, clevudine, emtricitabine, or sorivudine)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00009828

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Chandra P. Belani, MD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: Laura A. Pollice, Clinical Research Manager, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00009828     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-012
CDR0000068413 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: February 2, 2001
Last Updated: December 18, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 25, 2017