Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients Who Have Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||carboplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, etoposide, paclitaxel|
|Sponsor||Commissie Voor Klinisch Toegepast Onderzoek|
|Start date||October 1998|
|Trial size||250 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00003696, CDR0000066803, CKVO-9802, DUT-KWF-CKVO-9802, EU-98059|
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. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is most effective for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of two combination chemotherapy regimens in treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
Duration of response
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically or cytologically proven extensive stage small cell lung cancer, not previously treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy except for symptomatic brain metastases - Measurable or evaluable disease - Ascites, pleural effusions, osteolytic and osteoblastic bone metastases are not measurable or evaluable PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - Over 18 Performance status: - ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm^3 Hepatic: - Bilirubin no greater than 1.25 times upper limit of normal (unless due to liver metastases) Renal: - Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: - No cardiac failure or rhythm disturbances requiring medication Other: - No history of hypersensitivity to castor oil - No active uncontrolled infection - No nonmalignant disease presenting a poor medical risk - Not pregnant - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after the study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: - See Disease Characteristics - No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: - No concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: - See Disease Characteristics - Palliative radiotherapy allowed (indicator lesion should be outside of irradiated field) Surgery: - Not specified
|Official title||Phase III Study of Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin and Etoposide Compared to Carboplatin and Taxol in Patients With Extensive Disease Small Cell Lung Cancer|
|Description||OBJECTIVES: - Compare the effect of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and etoposide with carboplatin and paclitaxel on progression free survival in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer. - Compare the overall survival, response rate, duration of response, and toxic effects of these regimens in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to institute and performance status (0-1 vs 2-3). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV and doxorubicin IV on day 1, and etoposide IV on days 1-3 every 3 weeks. - Arm II: Patients receive carboplatin IV followed by paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1 every 3 weeks. Patients with stable or responding disease are treated for up to 5 courses. Patients are followed every 4 weeks. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 250 patients (125 per treatment arm) will be accrued within 24 months for this study.|
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