Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions bladder cancer, transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter, urethral cancer
Treatments cisplatin, fluorouracil, conventional surgery, radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor UNICANCER
Start date April 1999
Trial identifier NCT00006111, CDR0000068123, EU-20009, FRE-FNCLCC-97015

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be an effective way to treat cancer of the urinary tract.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients who have stage II, stage III, or stage IV cancer of the urinary tract .

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 70 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage II, III, or IV carcinoma of the urothelium infiltrating muscle Primary OR After development of a superficial tumor T2-T4b with or without lymph node involvement and no detectable metastases No epidermoid cancer or adenocarcinoma No extrapelvic lymph node involvement PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 70 Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: More than 6 months Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 4,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study No other prior malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No prior serious illness of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., rectal bleeding or diverticulosis with complications) No contraindication to fluorouracil, cisplatin, or radiotherapy PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy except intravesicular instillations Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

Additional Information

Official title Multicenter Study of the Quality of Life of Patients With Invasive Urothelial Cancer Treated With Conservative Surgery Followed by Cisplatin, Fluorouracil and Radiotherapy
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the quality of life of patients with invasive stage II, III, or IV carcinoma of the urothelium treated with conservative surgery plus cisplatin, fluorouracil, and radiotherapy. II. Determine the efficacy of this regimen, in terms of local control, in these patients. III. Determine survival of patients treated with this regimen. IV. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to tumor type (T2-4a, N0, M0; potentially resectable; no contraindication to surgery vs T2-4b, N0 or N1 or pN1, M0; refused surgery or medical contraindications to surgery). (Accrual for stratum I was completed as of 10/23/2001.) Stratum I (resectable disease): Regimen A: Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil IV continuously and cisplatin IV continuously on days 1-4 during weeks 1 and 4. If complete response is achieved by week 5, patients proceed to regimen B. If partial response or progression is observed, patients undergo cystectomy. If cystectomy is refused, patients proceed to regimen B. Regimen B: Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 2 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil and cisplatin as in regimen A on weeks 2 and 5. (Accrual for stratum I was completed as of 10/23/2001.) Stratum II (unresectable disease): Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 7 weeks. Patients also receive fluorouracil and cisplatin as in regimen A on weeks 1, 4, and 7. Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at 6 months, and then at 1 year. Patients are followed at 6-8 weeks, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 75 patients (35 for stratum I and 40 for stratum II) will be accrued for this study. (Accrual for stratum I was completed as of 10/23/2001.)
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2009.
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