Paclitaxel and Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
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: This phase II trial is studying how well giving paclitaxel together with irinotecan works in treating patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Irinotecan Plus Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||March 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
- Determine the antitumor activity and toxicities of irinotecan and paclitaxel in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
OUTLINE: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour followed immediately by irinotecan IV over 30 minutes. Treatment continues weekly for 2 weeks followed by one week of rest. Courses are repeated every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 11-22 patients will be accrued for this study over 12 months.
|United States, Connecticut|
|Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8028|
|Northwestern Connecticut Oncology-Hematology Associates - Torrington|
|Torrington, Connecticut, United States, 06790|
|Study Chair:||John R. Murren, MD||Yale University|