Combination Chemotherapy and Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk Ewing's Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Biological therapies use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing. Combining chemotherapy with biological therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with or without biological therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed high-risk Ewing's sarcoma.
Drug: dexrazoxane hydrochloride
Drug: disaccharide tripeptide glycerol dipalmitoyl
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Procedure: surgical procedure
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Randomized Phase II Study of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide and Dexrazoxane With and Without ImmTher for Newly Diagnosed High Risk Ewing's Sarcoma|
|Study Start Date:||September 1998|
OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effects of dose intensive regimens of vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and dexrazoxane with or without ImmTher (a muramyl dipeptide liposome) on the 2 year disease-free survival of patients with newly diagnosed high risk Ewing's sarcoma. II. Evaluate the feasibility and determine the toxicity of administering weekly ImmTher for 1 year to these patients. III. Determine which therapy is worthy of further evaluation.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to the presence of bony metastases at diagnosis. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. All patients receive dexrazoxane IV followed 30 minutes later by doxorubicin IV over 30 minutes on day 1, vincristine IV on day 1, and cyclophosphamide IV over 6 hours on days 1 and 2. Treatment is repeated every 3 weeks for 3-6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are evaluated after course 3 and undergo surgery and/or radiation therapy. The next 3 courses of chemotherapy are administered after recovery from surgery/radiation therapy. Within 1 month after completion of all chemotherapy courses, patients randomized to arm I receive ImmTher IV over 60 minutes weekly for 1 year. Patients randomized to arm II receive no further therapy. Patients are followed every 6 weeks for 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 105 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 5 years.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Study Chair:||Paul A. Meyers, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|