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High-dose Chemotherapy With Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Poor Prognosis Germ-cell Tumors: TAXIF II

This study has been completed.
Ministry of Health, France
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Information provided by:
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2005
Last updated: February 24, 2011
Last verified: March 2007

High-dose chemotherapy (HD-CT) is able to circumvent platinum-resistance of resistant/refractory germ-cell tumors (GCTs), but expectancy of cure remains low. New strategies are needed with new drugs and a sequential approach.

Patients with relapsed (but not absolutely refractory to Cisplatinum-based chemotherapy) poor-prognosis GCTs are scheduled to receive 2 cycles combining epirubicin and paclitaxel followed by 3 consecutive HD-CT supported by stem cell transplantation. One course will combine Taxol, 360 mg/m² + thiotepa, 720 mg/m², followed by two ICE regimens (Ifosfamide, 12 g/m², carboplatin, AUC 20, etoposide, 1500 mg/m²).

This phase II study is designed as a Gehan method. The main objective of the study is the complete response rate. With this aim in view, it is planned to enroll in its first step 14 patients to insure that if no complete response (CR) is noticed, study would be stopped for inefficacy (i.e., a CR rate lower than 20%). If one or more CR are noticed, protocol specified that up to 45 patients will be included in order to reduce the confidence interval (CI) of the CR rate. Secondary objectives are the overall response rate (RR), the overall survival (OS) and the progression-free survival (PFS) rates, toxicity and toxic death rate. The statistical analysis is done in terms of intent-to-treat.

Condition Intervention Phase
Testicular Neoplasms Drug: epirubicin Procedure: high-dose and autologous stem cell transplantation Drug: paclitaxel Drug: etoposide Drug: ifosfamide Drug: carboplatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sequential High-Dose Chemotherapy Combining Two Mobilization and Cyto-Reductive Treatments Followed by Three High-Dose Chemotherapy Regimens Supported by Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete response rate [ Time Frame: during de study ]
    Complete response rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival (overall and progression-free), toxicity, toxic-death rate. [ Time Frame: during the study ]
    Survival (overall and progression-free), toxicity, toxic-death rate.

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: epirubicin
Procedure: high-dose and autologous stem cell transplantation
high-dose and autologous stem cell transplantation
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: carboplatin

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Eligibility requirements includes the following criteria:

  • Age >18 years and < 65
  • Performance status < 3
  • Histologically or biologically documented GCTs
  • Testicular, abdominal, or mediastinal tumors
  • Measurable or evaluable disease
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • Normal cardiac, liver, and renal function tests
  • Absence of infection
  • HIV negative test
  • Signed informed consent
  • All patients had to have been previously treated with at least one line of a cisplatin-containing regimen and were included if they were refractory after one or two line(s) of cisplatin-based CT, or had relapsed after two lines of a cisplatin-based CT

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fireproof diseases (progress unless month with regard to the last cycle of chemotherapy or in the course of chemotherapy)
  • Relapses after complete answer obtained by surgery ( sCR )
  • Neuropathy of superior rank or = II - renal Function (Office) superior creatinine or = 125 mmol/l and/or clearance of the creatinine subordinate or = II 60ml / mn
  • Antecedents of congestive even compensated cardiac insufficiency
  • Hurts of growing teratoma that is measurable hurts increasing by size (cutting) in the absence of rise of marker pens
  • Extensive chemotherapy with support of haematopoietic stem cells. NB: A previous preventive irradiation under diaphragmatitis for a seminoma stage I (dose from 24 to 30 Gy in classic spreading) does not establish one against formal indication. However, an estimation clarifies capacities of the haematopoietic marrow is recommended with observation of the evolution of the NFP in the course of chemotherapy and quantification of cells CD 34 + in the peripheral blood. It's the same of the case where a chemotherapy by carboplatine was realized
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00231582

Hôpital TENON, Service d'Oncologie Médicale
Paris, France, 75020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Ministry of Health, France
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Principal Investigator: Jean-Pierre LOTZ, Pr,MD,PhD Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Isabelle Brindel, Department of Clinical Research of developpement Identifier: NCT00231582     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P031101
Study First Received: October 3, 2005
Last Updated: February 24, 2011

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
High-dose with autologous germ-cell tumors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Testicular Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Endocrine System Diseases
Testicular Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Etoposide phosphate
Isophosphamide mustard
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
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