Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Liver Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003912
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: December 2000
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known which chemotherapy regimen is more effective in treating children with liver cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to study the effectiveness of cisplatin with or without doxorubicin and the effectiveness of combining cisplatin, carboplatin, and doxorubicin in treating children who have liver cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Cancer
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Procedure: conventional surgery
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Liver Tumour Studies - Hepatoblastoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete resection rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Event-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Resection rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 260
Study Start Date: June 1998
Study Completion Date: October 2009
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically proven hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma

    • Diagnostic surgical biopsy strongly recommended for all patients and mandatory for the following:

      • Children under 6 months of age
      • Children over 3 years of age
      • Patients with a normal serum alfa-fetoprotein (alfa-FP)
    • Compatible imaging and raised serum alfa-FP level mandatory if no biopsy performed
  • Standard risk disease:

    • Tumors involving no more than 3 hepatic sections
    • No extrahepatic abdominal disease
    • No metastases
  • High risk disease:

    • Tumors involving all 4 hepatic sections AND/OR
    • Evidence of extrahepatic metastases or abdominal disease
  • Presence or absence of metastatic disease must be documented by chest x-ray and/or lung CT scan

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 16 and under at diagnosis

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Not specified

Hepatic:

  • Not specified

Renal:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • Not specified

Surgery:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Prior surgery allowed
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003912

Locations
Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova
Padova, Italy, 35128
Sponsors and Collaborators
Societe Internationale d'Oncologie Pediatrique
Investigators
Study Chair: Giorgio Perilongo, MD Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Brock P, Shafford E, Brugieres L, et al.: Metastatic hepatoblastoma (HB) treated with a dose intensive multiagent chemotherapy regimen, results from the second study of the Childhood Liver Tumour Strategy Group of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology- SIOPEL 2. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-1603, 2002.
Perilongo G, Shafford E, Brugieres L, et al.: Cisplatin (CDDP) alone and delayed surgery, an effective treatment for standard risk (SR) hepatoblastoma (HB), the most relevant finding of the SIOPEL2. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-1571, 2002.

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067091, SIOP-SIOPEL-3, EU-98067, UKCCSG-LT-1998-01
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 3, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I childhood liver cancer
stage II childhood liver cancer
stage III childhood liver cancer
stage IV childhood liver cancer
recurrent childhood liver cancer
childhood hepatoblastoma
childhood hepatocellular carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Neoplasms
Hepatoblastoma
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Cisplatin
Doxorubicin
Carboplatin
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic

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