Carboplatin and Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Fox Chase Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00021346
First received: July 11, 2001
Last updated: April 16, 2013
Last verified: April 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 trial to study the effectiveness of combining carboplatin and gemcitabine in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.


Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Evaluation Of Carboplatin And Gemcitabine

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Further study details as provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: November 1997
Study Completion Date: March 2002
Primary Completion Date: July 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine and carboplatin in patients with advanced solid tumors. II. Determine the dose-limiting toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. III. Evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of this regimen in these patients. IV. Determine the observed responses in these patients receiving this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of gemcitabine. Patients are stratified according to prior therapy (no prior chemotherapy and/or prior radiotherapy to less than 20% of bone marrow vs prior chemotherapy and/or prior radiotherapy to at least 20% of bone marrow). Patients receive carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1 and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 1-3 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 2 of 3 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 18 patients (9 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced solid tumor for which no standard therapy exists No untreated brain metastases with evidence of neurologic deterioration or CNS progression

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: More than 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL SGOT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other: No serious concurrent infection No other serious concurrent medical illness that would preclude study Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for at least 3 months after study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than 2 prior systemic chemotherapy regimens for advanced disease Prior adjuvant or induction therapy for initial disease allowed At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas, mitomycin, or melphalan) No prior combination carboplatin and gemcitabine Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to more than 30% of bone marrow At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Corey J. Langer, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00021346     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068771, P30CA006927, FCCC-97028, NCI-G01-1984
Study First Received: July 11, 2001
Last Updated: April 16, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Gemcitabine
Carboplatin
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents

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