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Combination Chemotherapy and Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk Ewing's Sarcoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003667
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 24, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Biological therapies use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing. Combining chemotherapy with biological therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with or without biological therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed high-risk Ewing's sarcoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sarcoma Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: dexrazoxane hydrochloride Drug: disaccharide tripeptide glycerol dipalmitoyl Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: vincristine sulfate Procedure: surgical procedure Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effects of dose intensive regimens of vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and dexrazoxane with or without ImmTher (a muramyl dipeptide liposome) on the 2 year disease-free survival of patients with newly diagnosed high risk Ewing's sarcoma. II. Evaluate the feasibility and determine the toxicity of administering weekly ImmTher for 1 year to these patients. III. Determine which therapy is worthy of further evaluation.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to the presence of bony metastases at diagnosis. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. All patients receive dexrazoxane IV followed 30 minutes later by doxorubicin IV over 30 minutes on day 1, vincristine IV on day 1, and cyclophosphamide IV over 6 hours on days 1 and 2. Treatment is repeated every 3 weeks for 3-6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are evaluated after course 3 and undergo surgery and/or radiation therapy. The next 3 courses of chemotherapy are administered after recovery from surgery/radiation therapy. Within 1 month after completion of all chemotherapy courses, patients randomized to arm I receive ImmTher IV over 60 minutes weekly for 1 year. Patients randomized to arm II receive no further therapy. Patients are followed every 6 weeks for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 105 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 5 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Phase II Study of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide and Dexrazoxane With and Without ImmTher for Newly Diagnosed High Risk Ewing's Sarcoma
Study Start Date : September 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2000

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven high risk Ewing's family of tumors: Ewing's sarcoma of bone Extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma Peripheral neuroepithelioma Must have one of the following characteristics: Metastatic disease at diagnosis Primary tumor of the humerus, femur, or trunk Bulky (greater than 8 cm) tumor Elevated LDH prior to biopsy (at least 900 IU/mL)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 3 to 60 Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 500/mm3 Platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL (transfusion allowed) Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL SGOT or SGPT no greater than 3 times normal Renal: BUN less than 30 mg/dL Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times normal for age OR Creatinine clearance at least 70 mL/min Cardiovascular: Ejection fraction at least 50% OR Fractional shortening at least 29% Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003667

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Paul A. Meyers, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00003667    
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-074
CDR0000066764 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: June 24, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
nonmetastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
metastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
extraosseous Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
localized Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
metastatic Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sarcoma, Ewing
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Liposomal doxorubicin
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators