Capecitabine, Carboplatin and Weekly Paclitaxel for Patients With Solid Tumors and Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Primary

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Roche Pharma AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tony Bekaii-Saab, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: April 20, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
This study will determine the maximum tolerated dose of the triplet combination of capecitabine that can be administered in combination with weekly paclitaxel and every four weeks with carboplatin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unknown Primary Tumors
Drug: Capecitabine
Drug: Carboplatin
Drug: Paclitaxel
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Dose Escalation Study of Capecitabine, Carboplatin and Weekly Paclitaxel and a Phase II Trial of the Same Combination in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Primary

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Further study details as provided by Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase I: To Determine the maximum tolerated dose [ Time Frame: Every 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Phase II: Determine the objective response rate [ Time Frame: Every 2 cycles ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase I: To determine side effects [ Time Frame: Weekly ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Phase II: Progression-Free Survival [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Phase II: Survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Phase II: Time to Tumor Progression [ Time Frame: Every 2 cycles ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 57
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 60 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15, carboplatin IV over 1-2 hours on day 1, and capecitabine PO BID on days 8-21. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Capecitabine
Level 1: 500 mg/m2 orally twice daily Days 8 - 21 of each cycle. Level 2: 750 mg/m2 orally twice daily Days 8 - 21 of each cycle. Level 3 - 5: 1000mg/m2 orally twice daily Days 8 - 21 of each cycle.
Other Name: Xeloda
Drug: Carboplatin
Levels 1-5: AUC of 6 every 4 weeks.
Other Names:
  • Paraplatin
Drug: Paclitaxel
Level 1-3: 60 mg/m2/week. Level 4: 80 mg/m2/week. Level 5: 100 mg/m2/week.
Other Names:
  • Onxol
  • Taxol

Detailed Description:

Rationale: The combination of the chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel and carboplatin is one of the most common combination regimens used in clinical practice for cancer. These agents are used for a variety of cancers. The current study builds on previous research about treatment schedules for administering these agents to reduce toxicity and optimize efficacy. The phase I and II portions of the current study combine paclitaxel and carboplatin with capecitabine in patients. Researchers are seeking to identify the highest dose of capecitabine and paclitaxel in combination with carboplatin for this patient population, as well as to gather information about preliminary efficacy.

Purpose: The phase I portion of this study will evaluate the maximum tolerated dose of capecitabine and paclitaxel in combination with carboplatin for patients. The phase II portion of this study will assess the objective response rate in patients using the same treatment combination. Toxicities will be closely measured in both phases of the study.

Treatment: Patients in this study will be given capecitabine, carboplatin, and paclitaxel. Capecitabine will be given through oral pills. Carboplatin and paclitaxel will be given through intravenous infusions. Treatment drugs will be given on a four-week cycle. Carboplatin will be administered on day 1, paclitaxel weekly for the first 3 weeks, and capecitabine twice daily on days 8 through 21 of each cycle. No treatments will be given during the fourth week of each treatment cycle. During the phase I portion of the study, patients may receive different doses of capecitabine and paclitaxel since the purpose is to identify the maximum tolerated dose of each drug in combination with carboplatin. Once the maximum tolerated dose of these agents is identified during phase I, the phase II portion of the study will begin. Treatments will be discontinued due to disease growth or unacceptable side effects. Several tests and exams will be given throughout the study to closely monitor patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria for Phase I:

  • All advanced solid malignancies
  • Any prior chemotherapy permitted
  • Performance Status 0-2

Inclusion Criteria for Phase II:

  • Adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
  • No prior chemo permitted
  • Performance Status 0-2
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00201734

United States, Ohio
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Roche Pharma AG
Principal Investigator: Tony Bekaii-Saab Ohio State University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Tony Bekaii-Saab, Principal Investigator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00201734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSU-0317  NCI-2011-03593 
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: April 20, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Unknown Primary
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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