This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lung cancer
Treatments carboplatin, paclitaxel, conventional surgery, neoadjuvant therapy, radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Washington Hospital Center
Start date August 1999
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT00006469, CDR0000068288, NCI-V00-1632, WHC-99444


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 these treatments before surgery may kill more tumor cells in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy before surgery in treating patients who have stage IIB non-small cell lung cancer or stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Pathologic response rate as measured by pathology of the resected specimen and chest x-ray at 3 and 5 years after completion of study treatment
time frame:
Disease-free and overall survival at 3 and 5 years after completion of study treatment
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed bulky stage IIB or stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer - Ipsilateral mediastinal node involvement by mediastinoscopy - No contralateral lymph node involvement - No malignant pleural effusion - No distant metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 and over Performance status: - ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 - Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: - ALT/AST less than 2 times upper limit of normal - Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: - Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or nonmelanoma skin cancer PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - Not specified Chemotherapy: - No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: - Not specified Radiotherapy: - No prior radiotherapy Surgery: - See Disease Characteristics

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Trial of Concurrent Paclitaxel, Carboplatin and External Beam Radiotherapy Followed by Surgical Resection in Stage IIIA (N2) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Description OBJECTIVES: - Determine the response rate, duration of response, and survival in patients with bulky stage IIB or stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer treated with paclitaxel, carboplatin, and radiotherapy followed by surgical resection. - Assess the toxicity of this regimen in this patient population. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes weekly for 5 weeks. Patients also undergo concurrent radiotherapy daily 5 days a week for 5 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. At approximately 4 weeks after completion of chemoradiotherapy, patients with stable or regressive disease undergo surgical resection. If disease is unresectable, patients receive an additional 2 weeks of radiotherapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 29-30 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2009.
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