Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Jin Fu Kang in Comb w/Docetaxel for Patients w/Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are conducting a research study on a Chinese herbal medicine known as "Jin Fu Kang". We want to see if this can help patients with advanced lung cancer. Jin Fu Kang might reduce the growth of cancer or improve quality of life. You are eligible for this trial because your cancer has progressed after prior chemotherapy and your doctor has recommended further chemotherapy treatment.
Lung cancer that has been confirmed and that has spread is called advanced cancer. There is no known permanent cure for advanced lung cancer, but chemotherapy may temporarily shrink the cancer and improve the quality of patients' lives.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of Jin Fu Kang In Combination With Docetaxel for Patients With Previously Treated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
- To determine the toxicity of Jin Fu Kang / docetaxel combination treatment in patients with previously treated non-small cell lung cancer.
- To determine whether Jin Fu Kang alters the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel.
- To provide preliminary efficacy and survival data for Jin Fu Kang / docetaxel combination treatment in patients with previously treated non-small cell lung cancer.
|Study Start Date:||November 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2007|
Jin Fu Kang is a herbal medicine specially developed in China for the treatment of lung cancer. It is based on a traditional medicine that is widely used and appears to be safe. Although clinical trials in China suggest that Jin Fu Kang may be of benefit, it has never been researched in patients with lung cancer in the United States. As such, its risks and benefits are not fully understood.
The scientific aims are to determine the toxicity of Jin Fu Kang/docetaxel combination treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, to determine whether Jin Fu Kang alters the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel and to provide preliminary efficacy and survival data for Jin Fu Kang/docetaxel combination treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Naiyer A Rizvi, M.D||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|