Two Regimens of Docetaxel in Treating Patients Who Have Not Received Chemotherapy For Unresectable Stage IIIB or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00075374
First received: January 9, 2004
Last updated: January 15, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known which docetaxel regimen is more effective for non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of two regimens of docetaxel in treating patients who have not previously received chemotherapy for unresectable stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: docetaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized Phase II Study of Two Schedules of Taxotere (Weekly Versus Every 3 Weeks) in Elderly or Poor Performance (ECOG PS 2), Chemotherapy-Naive Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Docetaxel Drug: docetaxel

Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

OR Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, every 2 courses during study treatment, and then at study completion.

Patients are followed at 1 month and then every 2-3 months thereafter.

Other Names:
  • Taxotere
  • Docefrez

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • Compare the effects of two different schedules of docetaxel on the incidence of grade 3 and 4 toxic effects in older or poor performance chemotherapy-naïve patients with unresectable stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Secondary

  • Compare the overall survival of patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the response rate in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the incidence of serious adverse events in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Determine the quality of life of patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Arm II: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, every 2 courses during study treatment, and then at study completion.

Patients are followed at 1 month and then every 2-3 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 210-230 patients (105-115 per treatment arm) 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 or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer

    • Unresectable stage IIIB or IV disease
  • No untreated brain or leptomeningeal metastases

    • Treated patients must be neurologically stable and the adverse effects from prior therapy must be resolved to grade 2 or less after the completion of treatment
  • No symptomatic (i.e., requiring thoracentesis) pleural effusion
  • No clinically significant (i.e., grade 3 or greater) pericardial effusion

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2 (70 years of age and over) OR
  • ECOG 2 (under 70 years of age)

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL

Hepatic

  • Bilirubin normal
  • AST and ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) if alkaline phosphatase is no greater than ULN OR
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 4 times ULN if ALT and AST are no greater than ULN

Renal

  • Not specified

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after study participation
  • No grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy
  • No prior hypersensitivity reaction to taxanes or products containing polysorbate 80
  • No other active malignancy except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell skin cancer
  • No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study treatment or follow-up

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy

  • No prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy

  • Recovered from prior radiotherapy (i.e., side effects resolved to grade 2 or less)
  • No concurrent radiotherapy

Surgery

  • More than 3 weeks since prior major surgery

Other

  • More than 30 days since prior anticancer investigational drugs

    • Concurrent supportive care investigational agents allowed
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00075374

Locations
United States, Ohio
Ireland Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Afshin Dowlati, MD Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00075374     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSMC1503, CWRU-MSMC-1503, AVENTIS-GIA-12143, THERADEX-GIA-12143, MTSMC-LUN06
Study First Received: January 9, 2004
Last Updated: January 15, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
recurrent 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
Docetaxel
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators

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