Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Southwest Oncology Group
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002888
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 20, 2013
Last verified: May 2007
  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. It is not yet known whether cisplatin plus fluorouracil are more effective than paclitaxel plus cisplatin in treating patients with advanced head and neck cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of two combination chemotherapy regimens in treating patients with advanced head and neck cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Cancer
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: fluorouracil
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A RANDOMIZED PHASE III EVALUATION OF PACLITAXEL + G-CSF + CISPLATIN VERSUS CISPLATIN + 5-FU IN ADVANCED HEAD AND NECK CANCER

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: March 1997
Study Completion Date: August 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the response rate, toxicity, quality-of-life, and overall survival at 1 year in patients with advanced head and neck carcinomas when treated with paclitaxel and cisplatin vs cisplatin and fluorouracil. II. Compare these regimens in terms of quality of life and correlate quality of life to toxicity in these patients. III. Compare these regimens in terms of pain intensity and correlate pain with quality of life and toxicity in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified by disease status, performance status, and participating institution. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive cisplatin IV over 30-120 minutes on day 1 and fluorouracil IV over 96 hours on days 1-4. Courses repeat every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours followed by cisplatin IV over 30-120 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Treatment continues until 2 courses past complete response (minimum of 6 courses). Patients with stable disease may discontinue treatment after 6 courses. Patients are followed every 3 months until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 212 patients will be accrued for this study over 2.25 years.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck considered incurable by surgery or radiotherapy Newly diagnosed extensive locoregional disease or distant metastases Locoregionally recurrent or persistent disease, or distant metastases occurring after initial surgery or radiotherapy No nasopharyngeal carcinoma No history of brain metastases Measurable or evaluable disease Documented progressive disease or biopsy-proven residual carcinoma required if sole measurable site previously irradiated

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0 or 1 Hematopoietic: ANC at least 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL (transfusion allowed) Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL AST/ALT no greater than twice normal Alkaline phosphatase no greater than twice normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.2 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Calcium normal No history of hypercalcemia Cardiovascular: No congestive heart failure No serious arrhythmia requiring medication No myocardial infarction within 6 months No medications known to alter cardiac conduction (i.e., lanoxin, beta or calcium channel blockers) Other: No significant detectable or occult infection Complete evaluation required if elevated WBC (12,000 or greater) or fever (101.6 F or higher) No hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived proteins No allergy to drugs utilizing Cremophor No other malignancy within 3 years except curatively treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception Must complete quality of life and pain assessments at required intervals

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for recurrent disease At least 12 months since induction or neoadjuvant chemotherapy with paclitaxel or fluorouracil (6 months since cisplatin) Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Recovered from major surgery

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002888

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Locations
United States, Alabama
MBCCOP - University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama, United States, 36688
United States, Arizona
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Phoenix (Hayden)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85012
CCOP - Greater Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006-2726
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Tucson
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85723
Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85724
United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Little Rock (McClellan)
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
United States, California
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Long Beach
Long Beach, California, United States, 90822
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033-0800
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic - Martinez
Martinez, California, United States, 94553
CCOP - Bay Area Tumor Institute
Oakland, California, United States, 94609-3305
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Orange, California, United States, 92868
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
UCSF Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115-0128
CCOP - Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Santa Rosa, California, United States, 95403
David Grant Medical Center
Travis Air Force Base, California, United States, 94535
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80262
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
United States, Georgia
CCOP - Atlanta Regional
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342-1701
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fort Gordon, Georgia, United States, 30905-5650
United States, Hawaii
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813
United States, Illinois
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Hines (Hines Junior VA Hospital)
Hines, Illinois, United States, 60141
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
CCOP - Central Illinois
Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62526
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160-7357
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67218
United States, Kentucky
Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536-0084
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40511-1093
United States, Louisiana
MBCCOP - LSU Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Louisiana State University Hospital - Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71130-3932
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71130
United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Boston (Jamaica Plain)
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
United States, Michigan
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0752
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201-1932
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
CCOP - Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Providence Hospital - Southfield
Southfield, Michigan, United States, 48075-9975
United States, Mississippi
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Biloxi
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States, 39531-2410
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216-4505
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Jackson
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216
Keesler Medical Center - Keesler AFB
Keesler AFB, Mississippi, United States, 39534-2576
United States, Missouri
CCOP - Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64131
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64128
CCOP - St. Louis-Cape Girardeau
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63141
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110-0250
CCOP - Ozarks Regional
Springfield, Missouri, United States, 65807
United States, Montana
CCOP - Montana Cancer Consortium
Billings, Montana, United States, 59101
United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87108-5138
United States, New York
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11209
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10032
United States, Ohio
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220-2288
Barrett Cancer Center, The University Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital - Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
CCOP - Columbus
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43206
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45428
CCOP - Dayton
Kettering, Ohio, United States, 45429
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
United States, Oregon
CCOP - Columbia River Program
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97213
Oregon Cancer Center at Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201-3098
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Portland
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97207
United States, South Carolina
CCOP - Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615
CCOP - Upstate Carolina
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29303
United States, Texas
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555-1329
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Lubbock, Texas, United States, 79423
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - San Antonio (Murphy)
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284
CCOP - Scott and White Hospital
Temple, Texas, United States, 76508
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Temple
Temple, Texas, United States, 76504
United States, Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148
United States, Vermont
CCOP - Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center
Bennington, Vermont, United States, 05201
United States, Washington
Swedish Hospital Tumor Institute
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
CCOP - Virginia Mason Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
CCOP - Northwest
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405-0986
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Southwest Oncology Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Arlene A. Forastiere, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Study Chair: Maha Hadi A. Hussain, MD Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Argiris A, Li Y, Forastiere A, et al.: Prognostic factors and long-term survivorship in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer (HNC): an analysis of two Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) randomized trials. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 22 (Suppl 14): A-5514, 491s, 2004.
Wells N, Murphy B, Dietrich M, et al.: Quality of life and pain assessment for head and neck cancer patients treated on E1395: a comparison of two different cisplatin-based chemotherapy regimens. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-907, 2002.
Murphy B, Li Y, Cella D, et al.: Phase III study comparing cisplatin (C) & 5-flourouracil (F) versus cisplatin & paclitaxel (T) in metastatic/recurrent head & neck cancer (MHNC). [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 20; A-894, 2001.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002888     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065210, E-1395, SWOG-E1395
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 20, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity
stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Cisplatin
Fluorouracil
Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic

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