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Chemotherapy Combined With Whole-body Hyperthermia to Treat Stage IIIB/IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (WBH&NSCLC)

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 May 2012 by Xijing Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Xijing Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2011
Last updated: May 13, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
Millions of patients die of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) every year. There are several methods to treat NSCLC, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bioimmuotherapy. Recently, hyperthermia therapy has played an important role in neoplasm therapy. It has showed some effect in NSCLC both in animal experiment and clinical practice, yet there is little literature about Whole-body Hyperthermia (WBH) with neoplasm. The investigators decides to develop this randomized contrasted multicenter clinical study to testify to the effect of chemotherapy combined with WBH to treat stage IIIB/IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Condition Intervention
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IIIB Toxicity Due to Chemotherapy Device: chemotherapy & WBH

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Contrasted Polycentric Clinical Study About Chemotherapy Combined With Whole-body Hyperthermia(WBH)to Treat Stage IIIB/IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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Further study details as provided by Xijing Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity as assessed by NCI CTC v3.0 [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • overall suivival [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • quality of life [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • Disease Control Rate [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: chemotherapy & WBH
Standard chemotherapy protocol combined with whole body hyperthermia
Device: chemotherapy & WBH
standard first-line chemotherapy combined with whole-body hyperthemia to treat stage Ⅲb/Ⅳ NSCLC
No Intervention: chemotherapy
standard chemotherapy protocol for advanced NSCLC


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Older than 18, survive more than 3 months;
  2. Pathologically or cytologically proven stage IIIB/IV non small cell lung cancer(NSCLC);
  3. Measurable disease, defined as lesions that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as ≥ 2 cm with conventional techniques or as ≥ 1 cm with spiral CT scan No known CNS tumors, including brain metastases;
  4. ECOG performance status 0-2;
  5. Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/μL Platelets ≥ 75,000/μL Hemoglobin ≥ 8.5 g/dL Bilirubin ≤ 3 mg/dL ALT and AST ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) PT/INR ≤ 1.7 (therapeutic anticoagulation [e.g., coumadin or heparin] allowed provided there is no prior evidence of underlying abnormality in these parameters) Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN OR creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min;
  6. Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception before, during, and for 30 days after completion of study therapy;
  7. Other prior adjuvant therapy is allowed provided it was completed > 6 months ago AND there is documented recurrence of NSCLC;
  8. No prior local therapy for the target lesion unless the target lesion located within the field of local therapy has shown ≥ 25% increase in size since last treatment;
  9. At least 4 weeks since prior and no concurrent palliative radiotherapy No concurrent combination anti-retroviral therapy for HIV;
  10. volunteers who signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. During Screening period and treatment period, the main target for lesions has been given radiation;
  2. The body has metal material, including a metal JieYuHuan/support/operation fixed material within;
  3. Existing cerebrovascular diseases and central nervous system tumors, including metastatic carcinoma;
  4. Patients with recent or ongoing gastrointestinal bleed may not be transfused to reach the entry hemoglobin of 8.5 g/dL Physicians should ensure patients requiring transfusion prior to registration do not have an occult or clinically apparent gastrointestinal bleed No history of bleeding diathesis;
  5. No significant history of cardiac disease, including any of the following: NYHA class III-IV congestive heart failure Myocardial infarction within the past 6 months Cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy (other than beta blockers or digoxin) LVEF < 45% (or below the normal limit at the individual institution) by scintigraphy (MUGA or myocardial scintigram) History of hypertension allowed provided it is well controlled (i.e., BP < 140/90 mm Hg) on a regimen of anti-hypertensive therapy
  6. Other prior adjuvant therapy is allowed provided it was completed > 6 months ago AND there is documented recurrence of NSCLC
  7. No prior systemic therapy for metastatic disease At least 4 weeks since prior locoregional therapy (e.g., embolization, chemoembolization [except with doxorubicin hydrochloride], radiotherapy, or radioactive microspheres)
  8. No prior local therapy for the target lesion unless the target lesion located within the field of local therapy has shown ≥ 25% increase in size since last treatment
  9. poor Compliance, not receiving medication or follow-up according to study plan;
  10. There are other serious situations contrary to the scheme
  11. Existing tuberculosis;
  12. Exist two or multiple tumors
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01493011

Contact: LIU WENCHAO, professor 029-84775407

China, Shanxi
Xijing Hospital Recruiting
Xi'an, Shanxi, China, 710031
Contact: GUO JUNZHAO, DOCTOR    029-84775412   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Xijing Hospital
Study Chair: LIU WENCHAO, PROFESSOR xijing hospital of the fourth military medical univercity
  More Information

Responsible Party: Xijing Hospital Identifier: NCT01493011     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FMMU
Study First Received: December 7, 2011
Last Updated: May 13, 2012

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
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017