Paclitaxel in Treating Older Patients With Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003092
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: May 2003
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase III trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating older patients who have solid tumors.


Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Pharmacology of Paclitaxel in Relation to Patient Age

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: September 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine whether there is a relationship between pharmacokinetic measurements of paclitaxel and aging.
  • Determine whether there is a relationship between the toxic effects of paclitaxel and aging.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to age (cohort 1: patients 55 to 64 (closed to accrual 6/23/2000) vs cohort 2: patients 65 to 74 (closed to accrual 9/29/2000) vs cohort 3: patients 75 and over).

Patients receive a single dose of IV paclitaxel over 3 hours. Additional cycles of paclitaxel will be given at the discretion of the physician.

Patients are followed for second malignancies, disease progression, and survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 120 patients (40 patients per cohort) will be accrued for this study within 2 or 3 years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically proven nonhematologic malignancy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 55 and over

Performance status:

  • Zubrod 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT less than 2.0 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN

Cardiovascular:

  • No uncontrolled or severe cardiovascular disease

Other:

  • No serious intercurrent medical illnesses that in the judgement of the investigator compromise patient care
  • No psychiatric conditions that would preclude study
  • No requirement for antibiotics for active acute infection

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin)
  • No more than one prior chemotherapy regimen allowed
  • No prior paclitaxel allowed

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiation therapy

Surgery:

  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003092

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Investigators
Study Chair: Stuart M. Lichtman, MD Don Monti Comprehensive Cancer Center at North Shore University Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065800, CLB-9762
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Paclitaxel
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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