Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery in Treating Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 3, 2004
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research

Brief Summary:

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 with surgery may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin followed by surgery in treating patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: cisplatin Drug: docetaxel Procedure: surgical procedure Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and toxic effects of docetaxel plus cisplatin in patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. II. Assess the clinical and pathological response rate to this therapy in this patient population. III. Compare the benefit of surgery in terms of overall survival of responding and nonresponding patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive infusions of docetaxel over 1 hour on day 1, followed by infusions of cisplatin over 1 hour on days 1-2. Treatment is repeated for three 21 day courses. Patients undergo tumor resection and mediastinal lymph node dissection. Patients are to receive postoperative radiotherapy within 4 weeks of resection if the tumor reaches the resection margins and/or the first mediastinal lymph node levels are involved. Patients will be followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 5-40 patients will be accrued within 3 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preoperative Chemotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients With Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastases (Stage IIIA, N2)
Study Start Date : April 1997
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2000

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(including squamous, adenocarcinoma, large cell, and poorly differentiated NSCLC) Nodal metastases of T1-3 N2 M0 No distant metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 75 Performance Status: WHO 0-2 Life Expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Leucocytes greater than 4,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin within normal limits AST or ALT no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min No hypercalcemia Cardiovascular: No unstable cardiac disease No congestive heart failure No angina pectoris No significant arrhythmias No prior history of myocardial infarction within 3 months Pulmonary: Lung function test with a forced expiratory volume greater than 1.2 L/sec Neurologic: No dementia No peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 1 No psychosis No seizure disorders Other: No prior or concurrent malignancies, except: Nonmelanoma skin cancer Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No active uncontrolled infection or other serious medical conditions No diabetes mellitus treated with insulin No gastric ulcers

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No prior corticosteroids or other endocrine therapy No concurrent treatment with prednisone (except for prophylaxis, treatment of acute hypersensitivity, or chronic treatment initiated greater than 6 months prior to study entry) Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: No prior surgery for malignancy Other: No concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs No involvement in clinical trials within 30 days of study No prior treatment with other cytostatic therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003231

Kantonspital Aarau
Aarau, Switzerland, 5001
Office of Walter Weber-Stadelman
Basel, Switzerland, CH 4051
University Hospital
Basel, Switzerland, CH-4031
Inselspital, Bern
Bern, Switzerland, CH-3010
Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, CH-1211
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
Lugano, Switzerland, CH-6900
Burgerspital, Solothurn
Solothurn, Switzerland, 4500
City Hospital Triemli
Zurich, Switzerland, 8063
Klinik Hirslanden
Zurich, Switzerland, CH-8008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research
Study Chair: Daniel C. Betticher, MD University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research Identifier: NCT00003231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAKK 16/96
First Posted: June 3, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research:
squamous cell lung cancer
large cell lung cancer
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
adenocarcinoma of the lung

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms