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Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy With or Without Efaproxiral in Treating Patients With Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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: NCT00055887
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study never started. No patients were enrolled.)
First Posted : March 7, 2003
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2013
Information provided by:
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs such as efaproxiral may make the tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. It is not yet known if chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy is more effective with or without efaproxiral in treating non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy with or without efaproxiral in treating patients who have stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: carboplatin Drug: cisplatin Drug: efaproxiral Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Drug: paclitaxel Drug: vinorelbine ditartrate Procedure: radiation therapy Phase 3

Detailed Description:


  • Compare the overall survival of patients with stage IIIA or IIIB non-small cell lung cancer treated with induction chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy with or without efaproxiral.
  • Compare time to progression, response rate, and pattern of failure of patients treated with these regimens.
  • Determine the safety of efaproxiral in these patients.
  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of efaproxiral in these patients.
  • Compare quality of life of patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to chemotherapy regimen, Karnofsky performance status (70-80% vs 90-100%), and disease stage (IIIA vs IIIB).

  • Induction therapy phase: Patients receive 1 of the following induction chemotherapy regimens:

    • Paclitaxel and carboplatin: Patients receive paclitaxel IV and carboplatin IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for a total of 2 courses.
    • Cisplatin and gemcitabine: Patients receive cisplatin IV on day 2 and gemcitabine IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a total of 2 courses.
    • Cisplatin and vinorelbine: Patients receive cisplatin IV on day 1 and vinorelbine IV on days 1, 8, and either 15 or 22. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a total of 2 courses.
  • Randomized phase: Within 42 days after completion of chemotherapy, patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

    • Arm I: Patients receive efaproxiral IV over 30-45 minutes with supplemental oxygen and then undergo concurrent radiotherapy 5 days a week for 7 weeks.
    • Arm II: Patients receive supplemental oxygen and undergo radiotherapy as in arm I.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, on days 1 and 16 of radiotherapy, monthly for 3 months, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

Patients are followed monthly for 3 months, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 659 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Randomized, Open-Label Comparative Study of Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Thoracic Radiation Therapy With Supplemental Oxygen, With or Without Concurrent RSR13 (Efaproxiral), in Patients With Locally Advanced Unresectable (Stage IIIA/IIIB) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : November 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

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


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer of 1 of the following subtypes:

    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
    • Large cell carcinoma
    • Poorly differentiated carcinoma
  • Stage IIIA or IIIB

    • T1 or T2, N2
    • T3, N1 or N2
    • T4, any N
    • Any T, N3
  • Histological or cytological confirmation of at least 1 positive lymph node required if the largest mediastinal node that is the basis of stage III disease is less than 2.0 cm in diameter
  • Clinically or radiologically measurable disease of at least 2.0 cm
  • Partially resected stage IIIB disease allowed provided a measurable lesion remains
  • No pleural effusion that is bloody, cytologically positive, or re-accumulated after thoracentesis
  • No metastatic disease by CT scan or MRI



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL
  • WBC at least 3,000/mm^3
  • Absolute granulocyte count at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST and ALT no greater than 2.5 times ULN


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL


  • No clinically active congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina
  • No severe arrhythmia by ECG


  • FVC and FEV_1 at least 50% of normal
  • Resting oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO_2) at least 90% on room air
  • Exercise SpO_2 at least 90% on room air


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile female patients must use effective contraception during and for 30 days after study therapy
  • Male patients must use effective contraception during and for 90 days after study therapy
  • No loss of more than 10% of body weight within the past 3 months
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No significantly altered mental status or dementia that would preclude giving informed consent
  • No active infection
  • No other serious underlying medical condition that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy

  • More than 28 days since prior biologic therapy
  • No concurrent colony-stimulating factors (randomized phase only)
  • No biologic therapy during and for 1 month after study therapy
  • No immune response modifiers during and for 1 month after study therapy


  • No prior systemic chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • No hormonal therapy during and for 1 month after study therapy


  • No prior thoracic radiotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior total surgical resection


  • More than 28 days since prior investigational drugs or devices
  • No prior efaproxiral
  • No other cytotoxic therapy during and for 1 month after study therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00055887

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United States, Arizona
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85013
United States, Idaho
North Idaho Cancer Center
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States, 83814
United States, Kentucky
Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40504
United States, Louisiana
Willis - Knighton Cancer Center
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71103-3951
United States, Maryland
St. Agnes Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21229
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
United States, Washington
Providence Everett Medical Center - Pacific Campus
Everett, Washington, United States, 98206
United States, West Virginia
Schiffler Cancer Center
Wheeling, West Virginia, United States, 26003
Algemeen Ziekenhuis Middelheim
Antwerp, Belgium, 2020
Canada, Alberta
Tom Baker Cancer Center - Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Canada, Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario-London Regional Cancer Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6
Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 1C4
Canada, Quebec
CHUS-Hopital Fleurimont
Fleurimont, Quebec, Canada, J1H 5N4
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1T 2M4
Hopital Notre- Dame du CHUM
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2W 1S6
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1R 2J6
Soroka University Medical Center
Beer-Sheva, Israel, 84101
Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 31096
Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel-Aviv, Israel, 64239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc
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Study Chair: Hak Choy, MD Simmons Cancer Center

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00055887     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000271438
First Posted: March 7, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013
Keywords provided by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc:
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
adenocarcinoma of the lung
squamous cell lung cancer
large cell lung cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antisickling Agents