Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Methotrexate, Vinblastine, Adriamycin and Cisplatin (M-VAC) Plus Avastin in Patients With Urothelial Cancer
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn how well bladder cancer responds to a combination treatment with Avastin and M-VAC (methotrexate, doxorubicin, vinblastine, and cisplatin) before surgery to remove the tumor.
To estimate the response of patients with locally advanced urothelial cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a combination of Dose Dense Methotrexate, Vinblastine, Adriamycin, and Cisplatin (DD-M-VAC) plus Avastin followed by radical surgery with curative intent. In this context, response will be defined as the absence of residual muscle invasive cancer in the resected specimen (<= pT1, N0.)
To estimate the 4-year disease-free survival of patients with locally advanced urothelial cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy with DD-M-VAC plus Avastin followed by radical surgery with curative intent.
Document perioperative morbidity and mortality in this cohort, with reference to well-established historical standards.
Determine the effects of VEGF inhibition on angiogenesis and angiogenesis-related gene expression utilizing fluorescent tissue staining techniques that we have developed in the laboratory (such as two-color TUNEL, phospho-receptor, and microvessel density).
Interrogate downstream receptor signaling pathways to provide insight into the development of chemotherapy resistance, and hence hypothesis for its prevention.
Drug: Vinblastine Sulfate
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Clinical Trial of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With M-VAC Plus Avastin in Patients With Locally Advanced Urothelial Cancer|
- Number of Patients with Response [ Time Frame: Following 18 months of therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Response defined as the absence of residual muscle invasive cancer in the resected specimen.
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with M-VAC + Avastin
Avastin 10 mg/kg by vein over 90 minutes. Cisplatin 70 mg/m^2 by vein over 4 hours. Doxorubicin 30 mg/m^2 by vein over 15 minutes. Methotrexate 30 mg/m^2 by vein over 30 minutes. Vinblastine Sulfate 3 mg/m^2 by vein over 30 minutes.
10 mg/kg by vein over 90 minutes
Other Names:Drug: Cisplatin
70 mg/m^2 by vein over 4 hours
Other Names:Drug: Doxorubicin
30 mg/m^2 by vein over 15 minutes
Other Names:Drug: Methotrexate
30 mg/m^2 by vein over 30 minutesDrug: Vinblastine Sulfate
3 mg/m^2 by vein over 30 minutes
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|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Arlene Siefker-Radtke, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|