Gemcitabine Plus Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer or Other Solid Tumor

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004159
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: November 18, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  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 I/II trial to study the effectiveness of gemcitabine plus paclitaxel in treating patients who have advanced non-small cell lung cancer or other solid tumor.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Biweekly Gemcitabine and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Solid Tumors: A Phase I/IIa Study

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Further study details as provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: February 2000
Study Completion Date: February 2000
Primary Completion Date: February 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and dose limiting toxicities of biweekly administration of gemcitabine and paclitaxel in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or other solid tumor. II. Determine the response rate, duration of response, and disease free interval for this patient population after this therapy.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour followed 2 hours later by gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 15, and 29. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for a maximum of 8 courses. Cohorts of 3-5 patients receive escalating doses of paclitaxel and gemcitabine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 5 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is reached, an additional 14 patients (chemotherapy naive) with advanced NSCLC are treated at the recommended phase II dose. Patients are followed every 8 weeks for 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 3 patients will be accrued for the phase I portion and a total of 14 patients will be accrued for the phase II portion of this study.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Phase I portion (closed for accrual after the maximum tolerated dose and dose limiting toxicity were determined) Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or other solid tumor for which no standard curative treatment exists Phase II portion (open for accrual): Histologically proven stage IV NSCLC without prior chemotherapy Measurable or evaluable disease No primary brain tumors Brain metastases allowed if controlled by radiation or stereotactic radiosurgery No lymphoproliferative disease No HIV related malignancies

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: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No congestive heart failure Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No serious nonmalignant disease No active/uncontrolled infection or bleeding (e.g., active peptic ulcer disease) No other primary malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No allergy to Cremophor

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Phase I: No prior paclitaxel or gemcitabine At least 3 weeks since other prior chemotherapy and recovered Phase II: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00004159

Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigators
Study Chair: Francisco Robert, MD, FACP University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067399, UAB-9720, UAB-F970730006, NCI-G99-1624
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: November 18, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Gemcitabine
Paclitaxel
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators

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