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Topotecan, Paclitaxel, and Filgrastim in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: November 16, 2010
Last verified: November 2010

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of topotecan, paclitaxel, and filgrastim in treating patients who have previously untreated extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Oral Topotecan and Paclitaxel With G-CSF (Filgrastim) Support in Patients With Previously Untreated Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Study Start Date: November 1999
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate oral topotecan and paclitaxel in terms of toxicity and complete and partial response rate in patients with previously untreated extensive stage small cell lung cancer. II. Determine preliminary estimates of survival in this patient population in response to this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral topotecan on days 1-5 followed by paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 5. Beginning 24-48 hours after chemotherapy, patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously daily for up to 10 days until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 6 courses in the absence of disease progression. Patients who develop CNS progressive disease only should receive whole brain radiotherapy before continuing study treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 42 patients will be accrued for this study over 6 to 10 months.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed previously untreated small cell lung cancer No mixed histology Extensive disease Metastatic disease outside the chest Contralateral supraclavicular nodes or contralateral hilar nodes outside a single radiation port OR Cytologically proven malignant pleural effusion Measurable or evaluable disease No untreated CNS metastases CNS metastases previously treated with whole brain radiotherapy allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: AST no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 5 times ULN Total bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times ULN OR Direct bilirubin normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than ULN OR Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: No uncontrolled angina pectoris No congestive heart failure within the past 3 months, unless ejection fraction greater than 40% No uncontrolled arrhythmias No myocardial infarction within the past 3 months Other: No significant infection No hypersensitivity to E. coli derivatives No other malignancy within the past 3 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or localized prostate cancer Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 10 years since prior chemotherapy No prior nitrosourea based chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 10 years since prior thoracic radiotherapy No more than 3 fractions of prior thoracic radiotherapy for superior vena cava syndrome Prior palliative radiotherapy except to the chest allowed No prior radiotherapy to at least 20% bone marrow No concurrent radiotherapy (including thoracic), except whole brain radiotherapy for CNS progression Surgery: At least 3 weeks since prior major surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004055

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinical and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Study Chair: James R. Jett, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00004055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067251, NCCTG-982052
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: November 16, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
extensive stage small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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