Gemcitabine and Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Solid Tumors
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 I trial to study the effectiveness of gemcitabine and cisplatin in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent solid tumors.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Gemcitabine (10 mg/m2/Min) and Cisplatin: A Phase I Study|
|Study Start Date:||August 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine and cisplatin in patients with metastatic or recurrent nonhematologic malignancies.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of gemcitabine. Patients receive gemcitabine IV on days 1 and 8, followed immediately by cisplatin IV over 2 hours on day 8. Courses repeat every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-5 patients receive escalating doses of gemcitabine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which at least 2 of 5 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 18 patients will be accrued for this study within 18 months.
|United States, Illinois|
|Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|United States, New Jersey|
|Cancer Institute of New Jersey|
|New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08901|
|Study Chair:||Al B. Benson, MD, FACP||Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center|