Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Refractory 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: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combining docetaxel, ifosfamide, and carboplatin followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients with refractory cancer.
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Procedure: autologous bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: bone marrow ablation with stem cell support
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I-II Intensive-Dose Ifosfamide, Carboplatin and Taxotere (IC-T) Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Autologous Stem Cell Rescue for Patients With Refractory Malignancies|
|Study Start Date:||October 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2000|
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the toxicities, safety, and antitumor activity of intensive high dose chemotherapy consisting of ifosfamide, carboplatin, and docetaxel followed by autologous stem cell transplantation in a variety of refractory malignancies.
OUTLINE: This is dose-escalation study of docetaxel. Cohorts of at least 4 patients each receive escalating doses of docetaxel IV over 11 hours as a continuous infusion 2 times daily in combination with constant doses of ifosfamide IV over 60 minutes daily and carboplatin IV over 60 minutes daily on days -6, -5, -4, and -3. On day 0, patients receive autologous stem cell (or bone marrow) transplantation. If 1 or 2 of 4 patients experience dose limiting toxicity (DLT), 4 additional patients are entered at the same dose level. If 3 or more of 4 or 8 patients experience DLT, there is no further dose escalation and 6 additional patients are entered at the preceding dose level. The maximum tolerated dose is defined as the dose level immediately preceding the level that caused DLT in greater than 50% of patients. Patients are followed at 3 and 6 months and then semiannually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued into this study.
|United States, Illinois|
|Midwestern Regional Medical Center|
|Zion, Illinois, United States, 60099|
|Study Chair:||Oscar Francisco Ballester, MD||Cancer Treatment Centers of America|