This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
Treatments filgrastim, carboplatin, docetaxel, gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase phase 1
Sponsor University of Pittsburgh
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date March 1998
Trial identifier NCT00008125, CDR0000068377, NCI-G00-1884, PCI-97-093, PCI-IRB-980207


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of gemcitabine combined with docetaxel and carboplatin with or without filgrastim in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor for which no curative therapy exists No symptomatic or uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastasis PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) AST no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than ULN Cardiovascular: No unstable cardiac disease requiring treatment No new onset crescendo or rest angina Stable exertion angina allowed Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use 2 methods of contraception for at least 1 week prior to study, during study, and for at least 2 weeks after study No symptomatic peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 1 No significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders including psychotic disorders, dementia, or seizures No other significant medical or psychiatric condition that would preclude study No active infection No other malignancy within past 5 years except non-melanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or other cancer that, due to its stage, is highly unlikely to recur during treatment No known hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived products PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No other concurrent prophylactic hematopoietic growth factors (i.e., filgrastim (G-CSF) or sargramostim (GM-CSF)) Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for advanced disease At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas) and recovered Prior cisplatin, carboplatin, docetaxel, paclitaxel, or gemcitabine allowed No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior hormonal therapy and recovered Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 3 weeks since prior investigational drugs and recovered No other concurrent experimental agents No other concurrent anti-cancer therapy No concurrent prophylactic oral or IV antibiotics without fever present

Additional Information

Official title Phase I Study Of Gemcitabine, Docetaxel And Carboplatin, With And Without Filrastim Support, Combination Chemotherapy In Patients With Advanced Non-Hematological Malignancies
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine and docetaxel when administered with carboplatin with or without filgrastim (G-CSF) in patients with advanced solid tumors. II. Determine a safe dose level and schedule for this regimen for phase II study in these patients. III. Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of docetaxel and gemcitabine. Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes, docetaxel IV over 1 hour, and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Patients also receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on day 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days for approximately 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of gemcitabine and docetaxel until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT). If the DLT is grade 4 neutropenia, filgrastim (G-CSF) is added to the regimen (administered subcutaneously on days 2-7 and 8-14 or until blood counts recover). A new MTD is then determined. Patients are followed every 3 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2009.
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