Methotrexate Compared With Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003592|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 2, 2019
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether methotrexate or paclitaxel is more effective in treating patients with advanced head and neck cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of methotrexate with that of paclitaxel in treating patients who have advanced head and neck cancer that cannot be treated with cisplatin.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Head and Neck Cancer||Drug: methotrexate Drug: paclitaxel||Phase 3|
OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the progression free survival, median survival, and overall survival in cisplatin-ineligible patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck following weekly outpatient methotrexate (arm I) versus paclitaxel (arm II). II. Compare the response rate of patients in the two treatment arms. III. Compare the Trial Outcome Index scores of patients in the two treatment arms. IV. Compare the weight change, neurologic toxicity, and mucositis scores of patients in the two treatment arms.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified by performance status (0-1 vs 2) and age (less than 60 vs at least 60). Patients are randomized to receive methotrexate IV bolus every week for 4 weeks (arm I) or paclitaxel IV over 1 hour every week for 4 weeks (arm II). All patients receive at least 4 weeks of treatment (1 course). Patients continue treatment for a total of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be 230 patients accrued into this study over 2.4 years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||230 participants|
|Official Title:||Phase III Randomized Trial of Methotrexate vs. Paclitaxel in Cisplatin-Ineligible Patients With Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 1998|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2000|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2, 2004|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003592
|Study Chair:||Corey J. Langer, MD||Fox Chase Cancer Center|