Paclitaxel in Treating Older Patients With Solid Tumors
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.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Clinical Pharmacology of Paclitaxel in Relation to Patient Age|
|Study Start Date:||September 1997|
- 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.
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|Study Chair:||Stuart M. Lichtman, MD||Don Monti Comprehensive Cancer Center at North Shore University Hospital|