Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery in Treating Patients With Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
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 may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with irinotecan and cisplatin followed by surgery in treating patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy
Procedure: surgical procedure
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Clinical and Laboratory Study of Irinotecan/Cisplatin Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery in Stage III NSCLC|
|Study Start Date:||April 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2004|
- Evaluate the efficacy of irinotecan based chemotherapy in patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.
- Investigate the phenotypic changes induced in the tumor by this treatment.
OUTLINE: Patients receive IV cisplatin over 30 minutes followed by IV irinotecan over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for 3 courses until disease progression. Once potential candidates for resectability are determined, patients undergo thoracotomy or concurrent chemotherapy/radiation therapy within 6 weeks of completing the last course of chemotherapy. Following resection, patients responding to chemotherapy receive 3 additional courses of IV carboplatin and paclitaxel over 3 hours. Patients may undergo local irradiation beginning with the second course of carboplatin and paclitaxel. Chemotherapy ceases if disease remains stable after 8 weeks.
Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year after treatment, then every 6 months thereafter for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 20 patients over 18 months.
|United States, Connecticut|
|Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8028|
|Study Chair:||John R. Murren, MD||Yale University|