Combination Chemotherapy Plus Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Relapsed Germ Cell Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving combination chemotherapy together with bone marrow transplantation or peripheral stem cell transplantation works in treating patients with relapsed germ cell cancer.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor
Procedure: autologous bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: bone marrow ablation with stem cell support
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Tandem High-Dose Chemotherapy With Autologous Stem Cell Rescue for Poor-Prognosis Germ Cell Cancer|
- Antitumor activity [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Toxic effects [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||February 1997|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Estimate the antitumor activity of 2 courses of paclitaxel and carboplatin regimens with autologous stem cell rescue in patients with relapsed germ cell cancer.
- Evaluate the toxic effects of paclitaxel, carboplatin and etoposide (VP-16) with stem cell support followed by paclitaxel, carboplatin and ifosfamide with stem cell support in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) SC or IV 4 days prior to peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) apheresis. Autologous bone marrow harvest is performed when adequate stem cells cannot be collected.
Patients then receive course 1 of high-dose chemotherapy beginning on day -7 with paclitaxel IV over 24 hours. On days -6 to -4, patients receive etoposide IV over 2 hours and carboplatin (CBDCA) IV over 30 minutes 3 times daily. Following a 2 or 3 week recovery, a second course of chemotherapy begins on day -7, consisting of paclitaxel IV over 24 hours, then CBDCA and ifosfamide on days -6 to -4.
Reinfusion of PBSC and marrow begins on day -2 in both course 1 and 2. In addition, G-CSF IV is given twice a day until 3 consecutive postnadir days of granulocytes of at least 1000/mm^3 are maintained. On day 0, stem cells with or without bone marrow product are again administered.
Surgery may be performed after course 2 if indicated.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: The expected accrual rate is 12 patients per year over 2 years.
|United States, California|
|City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Duarte, California, United States, 91010-3000|
|Study Chair:||Sumanta Pal, MD||City of Hope Medical Center|