S9810: Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003723
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: October 5, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

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 gemcitabine plus cisplatin in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma of the pleura that cannot be removed by surgery.


Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Mesothelioma
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Gemcitabine and Cisplatin in Unresectable Malignant Mesothelioma

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Further study details as provided by Southwest Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Estimate overall survival [ Time Frame: monthly while patient on treatment. Once off treatment every 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • qualitative and quantitative toxicities [ Time Frame: week 1, 2, 3 (q 28 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • confirmed and unconfirmed complete and partial response [ Time Frame: every 8 weeks until progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 57
Study Start Date: February 1999
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Gemcitabine/Cisplatin
Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 days 1, 8 15 (q 28 days) cisplatin 30 mg/m^2 days 1, 8, 15 (q 28 days)
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 days 1, 8 15 (q 28 days)

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate overall survival and confirmed and unconfirmed complete and partial response in patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma of the pleura treated with gemcitabine plus cisplatin. II. Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxicities of this regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes, immediately followed by cisplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses are repeated every 28 days. Treatment continues in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients with a complete response receive 2 additional courses of therapy. Patients are followed every 6 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study within 25 months.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed diagnosis of unresectable malignant mesothelioma of the pleura Epithelial, fibrosarcomatous, or mixed type Bidimensionally measurable disease No CNS metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: SWOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least lower limit of normal Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL SGOT or SGPT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN AND Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or adequately treated stage I or II cancer currently in complete remission Must have chest x-ray within the past 28 days

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Concurrent hormones for non-disease-related conditions allowed Concurrent steroids for antiemesis, adrenal failure, or septic shock allowed Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: At least 4 weeks since prior major surgery and recovered

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003723

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Robert N. Taub, MD, PhD Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003723     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066832, SWOG-S9810, U10CA032102
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: October 5, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
advanced malignant mesothelioma
epithelial mesothelioma
sarcomatous mesothelioma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mesothelioma
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Lung Neoplasms
Adenoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Gemcitabine
Cisplatin
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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