Standard Therapy With or Without Dalteparin in Treating Patients With Advanced Breast, Lung, Colorectal, or Prostate Cancer
|First Received Date ICMJE||November 1, 1999|
|Last Updated Date||August 19, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||December 1998|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00003674 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Standard Therapy With or Without Dalteparin in Treating Patients With Advanced Breast, Lung, Colorectal, or Prostate Cancer|
|Official Title ICMJE||Phase III Double-Blind Trial Comparing Low-Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) Versus Placebo in Patients With Advanced Cancer|
RATIONALE: Dalteparin may be effective in inhibiting the growth of blood vessels in tumors, decreasing the risk of metastatic cancer, preventing the formation of blood clots, and improving quality of life in treating patients with advanced cancer that has not responded to previous treatment. It is not yet known if standard therapy is more effective with or without dalteparin in treating advanced breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized double blinded phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of standard therapy with or without dalteparin in treating patients who have advanced breast, lung, colorectal, or prostate cancer that has not responded to previous chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effect of low molecular weight heparin (dalteparin) plus standard therapy versus standard therapy alone on the overall survival rate of patients with advanced cancers. II. Compare the toxic effects of these regimens and the effect on the quality of life of these patients. III. Assess the incidence of symptomatic thrombotic events such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolus (PE), and clotted catheters in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to prognostic index (good vs bad vs unsure), current therapy (systemic vs radiation vs both vs none), age (50 or under vs over 50), disease site (breast vs colon vs small cell lung vs nonsmall cell lung vs prostate), history of prior thrombotic event over 1 year ago (yes vs no), and gender. Patients are randomized to receive low molecular weight heparin (dalteparin) plus standard therapy or standard therapy alone. Patients receive dalteparin by subcutaneous injection once daily plus standard therapy or standard therapy alone. Treatment continues for 1 year in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed before treatment, then every month for the first year, and then every 3 months for 2 years. Patients are followed monthly for 1 year, then every 3 months for 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 556 patients (278 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 19 months.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||556|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically proven breast, lung, colorectal, or prostate cancer that has failed prior chemotherapy or hormone therapy No active CNS metastases Hormone receptor status: Not specified
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3500/mm3 Platelet count at least 150,000/mm3 Fibrinogen above lower limits of normal Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 3 times ULN Prothrombin time no greater than 1.5 times ULN Active partial thromboplastin time no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Other: No history of heparin associated thrombocytopenia At least 1 year since prior thromboembolic phenomenon such as deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, or clotted catheter No prior intolerance of unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No concurrent anticoagulation therapy No concurrent enrollment on systemic or radiation therapy study (therapy off study allowed)
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States, Canada|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00003674|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000066775, NCCTG-979251, NCI-P98-0139|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||North Central Cancer Treatment Group|
|Collaborators ICMJE||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||November 2007|
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