High-Dose Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Stomach Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002722
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: March 2, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

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 and giving higher doses may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of high-dose chemotherapy in treating patients with advanced stomach cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Gastric Cancer
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: fluorouracil
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: RANDOMIZED PHASE II STUDY OF A WEEKLY 24H-INFUSION OF HIGH-DOSE 5-FU PLUS OR MINUS FOLINIC ACID (HD-FU/FA) VERSUS HD-FU/FA PLUS BIWEEKLY CISPLATIN VERSUS FAMTX (5-FU/ADRIAMYCIN/METHOTREXATE) IN ADVANCED GASTRIC CANCER, AN EORTC/AIO INTERGROUP TRIAL

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Further study details as provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:

Estimated Enrollment: 135
Study Start Date: January 1996
Primary Completion Date: August 1999 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rates in patients with advanced gastric cancer treated with high-dose fluorouracil (5-FU) with vs without high-dose leucovorin (CF) vs high-dose 5-FU/CF/cisplatin. II. Determine the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients. III. Assess the symptomatic improvement in these patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to participating center, WHO performance status (0 or 1 vs 2), and disease stage (metastatic vs locally advanced). Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive fluorouracil (5-FU) IV over 24 hours weekly for 6 weeks. Arm II: Patients receive leucovorin calcium (CF) IV over 2 hours followed by 5-FU IV over 24 hours weekly for 6 weeks. Arm III: Patients receive CF and 5-FU as in arm II and cisplatin IV over 1 hour on days 1, 15, and 29. Treatment repeats every 7 weeks for a maximum of 4 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients are followed every 8 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 65-135 patients (21-45 per arm) will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed gastric cancer that is either metastatic or locally advanced and inoperable Bidimensionally measurable disease No CNS metastasis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 75 and under Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.7 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.3 mg/dL Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within past 12 months No coronary heart disease requiring drug therapy Congestive heart failure or arrhythmia treatable with standard medication allowed Other: No active infection No history of severe mental disorder No other malignancy within past 10 years except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or nonmelanoma skin cancer Not pregnant

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002722

Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Investigators
Study Chair: Hansjochen Wilke, MD Kliniken Essen-Mitte
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002722     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-40953, EORTC-40953, GER-AIO-02/95
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: March 2, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
stage III gastric cancer
stage IV gastric cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stomach Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Stomach Diseases
Cisplatin
Fluorouracil
Levoleucovorin
Antidotes
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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