Combination Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage II or Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Specialized radiation therapy delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor which may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy and specialized high-dose radiation therapy in treating patients who have stage II or stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of 3-Dimensional Conformal Hyperfractionation Radiation Therapy (3D-CHRT) With Dose Escalation and Amifostine Mucosal Protection for Patients With Favorable Prognosis Inoperable Stage II-IIIA/B Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Receiving Paclitaxel and Carboplatin|
|Study Start Date:||March 2000|
- Determine the probability of overall survival and local control in patients with favorable prognosis, unresectable stage II-IIIA/B non-small cell lung cancer receiving paclitaxel and carboplatin plus 3-D conformal hyperfractionation radiotherapy (3D-CHRT).
- Determine the incidence and severity of nonhematologic toxicity, specifically esophagitis and pneumonitis, during 3D-CHRT and chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin in these patients.
- Correlate complication rate with radiation based on the effective dose to determine safe treatment guidelines.
- Determine the feasibility of patient-specific dose escalation using this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the quality of life and symptom distress in these patients on this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of 3-D conformal hyperfractionated radiotherapy (3D-CHRT).
Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour followed immediately by carboplatin IV over 30 minutes weekly for 6-8 weeks. Patients undergo 3D-CHRT twice daily five days a week for 6-8 weeks.
Cohorts of patients receive escalating doses of 3D-CHRT in 4 dose levels.
Quality of life is assessed prior to study, weekly during chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and at 3 and 6 months.
Patients are followed at 6 weeks, every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 2 years and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 26-72 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
|United States, Florida|
|Baptist Hospital of Miami|
|Miami, Florida, United States, 33176-2197|
|Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami|
|Miami, Florida, United States, 33136|
|Study Chair:||Andre A. Abitbol, MD||Baptist Health South Florida|