Weekly Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Cetuximab Treatment for Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic SCCHN
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02124707|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2014
Results First Posted : August 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 12, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Head and Neck Cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck||Drug: Cetuximab Drug: Paclitaxel Drug: Carboplatin||Phase 2|
Because of their high response rates and low toxicity, the taxane, carboplatin, cetuximab regimens have frequently been adapted for use in the palliative setting. At UNC, we have observed high rates of response, leading to symptomatic benefit and low toxicity. Further, the regimen de-medicalizes the patient's life in several important ways. First, unlike with the EXTREME regimen, no PORT or 4 day infusion is required. Second, the regimen gives only six weeks of cytotoxic therapy. Finally, in our experience there is a low rate of severe toxicity and this, coupled with the high rate of response, may improve quality of life. We are not aware of any presented or published results on the use of this combination in palliative therapy; with the adoption of this regimen in clinical practice, documentation of its benefit via conduct of a clinical trial is needed.
We propose a study designed to detect an improvement in median OS versus a historical control. The control arm from the EXTREME trial achieved a median OS of 7.4 months. We hypothesize that a less toxic and more effective 3-drug regimen will result in improved median OS compared with the control arm from EXTREME (median 7.4 months). The toxicity associated with EXTREME is primarily attributable to the cisplatin and 5FU cytotoxic backbone as its toxicity has been consistent in multiple studies of both palliative therapy and induction therapy. If a 4-month improvement in OS is achieved with acceptable toxicity, we will consider this regimen worth of further study.
Secondary objectives will include characterizing changes in quality of life (QoL), symptoms and toxicities. Patients will be encouraged to co-enroll into the UNCseq protocol for further exploration of associations between genetic changes and clinical outcomes.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||14 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||LCCC 1330 - A Phase II Study of Weekly Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Cetuximab for Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 16, 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 1, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 1, 2019|
Experimental: Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Cetuximab
A 6 week course of weekly carboplatin, paclitaxel, and cetuximab will be administered to 38 patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Once protocol therapy is complete, cetuximab may be continued if the patient and physician agree. Within 3 weeks of the end of protocol therapy, response will be assessed, and if the patient has achieved at least stable disease, the treating physician may continue to treat with weekly cetuximab at their discretion until disease progression. Patients will be followed for a maximum of 3 years after the end of the 6 week treatment phase.
400mg/m2 IV (in the vein) on day 1 of week 1 and 250mg/m2 IV (in the vein) on day 1 of weeks 2-6. Patients with stable disease may continue on maintenance therapy at the 250mg/m2 dose until disease progression.
Other Name: Erbitux
135mg/m2 IV (in the vein) on day 1 of each 1 week for 6 weeks.
Other Name: Taxol
AUC2, IV (in the vein) on day 1 of each 1 week for 6 weeks.
Other Name: Paraplatin
- Median Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 36 months ]Overall survival after treatment with weekly carboplatin, paclitaxel and cetuximab for 6 weeks with or without the addition of maintenance weekly cetuximab is defined as the time from D1 of treatment under this protocol until death as a result of any cause.
- Median Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 36 months ]Progression events will be defined per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.1), as a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions, or a measurable increase in a non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions Progression free survival after treatment with weekly carboplatin, paclitaxel and cetuximab for 6 weeks with or without the addition of maintenance weekly cetuximab is defined as the time from Day 1 of treatment until progression or death as a result of any cause.
- Overall Response Rate by Participants [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Number of complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) after study treatment with weekly carboplatin, paclitaxel, and cetuximab for 6 weeks. Per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.1) for target lesions and assessed by CT scan: CR is defined as disappearance of all target lesions; and PR as >=30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions
- Incidence of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]Grade 3 and 4 toxicities associated with this combined chemotherapy regimen as assessed by clinician assessment using the NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events,a descriptive terminology which can be utilized for Adverse Event (AE) reporting. A grading (severity) scale is provided for each AE term. Grade 3 Severe or medically significant but not immediately life-threatening; hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization indicated; disabling; limiting self care Activities of daily living (ADL). Grade 4 Life-threatening consequences; urgent intervention indicated. Describe patient reported symptoms associated with this regimen.
- Head and Neck Quality of Life Assessments [ Time Frame: Baseline, End of treatment (EOT), First follow-up visit (8-12 weeks after EOT) ]Quality of life (QOL) as measured by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Head and Neck (FACT-HN) questionnaire. The FACT-HN is the FACT-General (FACT-G) and a head and neck cancer specific, 12 item subscale given at baseline, at end of treatment, and at first follow-up visit. The FACT-G is a 27 item measure of general QOL assessing function in 4 domains: physical well-being (PWB), social-family well-being (SFWB), emotional well-being (EWB) and functional well-being (FWB). Items are rated by patients on a Likert scale from 0 to 4, with all subscales summed to give a total score with a range of 0-148 Higher scores represent better QOL.
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|United States, North Carolina|
|The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599|
|United States, Virginia|
|Bon Secours Virginia Health System|
|Midlothian, Virginia, United States, 23114|
|Principal Investigator:||Jared Weiss, MD||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|