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BCG Plus Interferon Alfa 2b in Treating Patients With Bladder Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004122
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 10, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 21, 2004
Last Update Posted Date February 1, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE July 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date April 2001   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE BCG Plus Interferon Alfa 2b in Treating Patients With Bladder Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE A National Phase II Trial of Intron (Interferon-alfa 2b) Plus BCG for Treatment of Superficial Bladder Cancer
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as BCG use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing. Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of cancer cells. Combining these therapies may be an effective treatment for bladder cancer.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of BCG plus interferon alfa 2b in treating patients who have bladder cancer.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the efficacy of BCG combined with interferon alfa 2b in patients with superficial bladder cancer. II. Determine the relative local and systemic toxicities of this regimen and its effect on quality of life in these patients. III. Evaluate the effect of BCG dose reduction during therapy on symptom tolerance and ability to maintain an extended treatment plan in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to prior BCG exposure and BCG tolerance (no prior BCG exposure vs prior BCG exposure, BCG tolerant vs prior BCG and interferon alfa treatment failure, BCG intolerant). Patients receive induction therapy consisting of varying strengths of BCG plus interferon alfa intravesically weekly for 6 weeks. Patients with disease recurrence which is resectable and/or amenable to intravesical therapy following the first induction course may receive an additional course of induction therapy. At 3 months, patients undergo evaluatory cystoscopy and cytology. At 4 months, patients with no evidence of disease receive varying strengths of maintenance therapy consisting of BCG and interferon alfa intravesically weekly for 3 weeks. Treatment repeats every 6 months for 3 courses. Quality of life is assessed within 1 week following the last induction and maintenance treatment and prior to cystoscopy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 6 months, every 6 months for 1.5 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 660 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.5 years.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Bladder Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Biological: BCG vaccine
  • Biological: recombinant interferon alfa
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Primary Completion Date April 2001   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder No muscle invasive bladder cancer, transitional cell carcinoma of the upper tract, or disease within the prostatic stroma No prior evidence of metastatic transitional cell carcinoma Prior definitive resection by partial cystectomy, nephroureterectomy, or prostatectomy allowed if current disease is limited to superficial disease of the bladder only No evidence of gross hematuria within the past 2 days

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: No other active malignancies or health conditions that would preclude study No serious infection within 1 month of study No evidence of active tuberculosis No significant medical or psychiatric condition that would prevent compliance Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior intravesical interferon alfa and/or BCG At least 2 years since prior immunotherapy for other malignancies or nonmalignancies Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior intravesical chemotherapy At least 2 years since prior chemotherapy for other malignancies or nonmalignancies No concurrent cytotoxic chemotherapy for other malignancies or nonmalignancies Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 2 years since prior pelvic radiotherapy for other malignancies or nonmalignancies No concurrent pelvic radiotherapy for other malignancies or nonmalignancies Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior papillary or solid transitional cell carcinoma resection, bladder biopsy, or transurethral resection of the prostate At least 4 weeks since prior surgery Other: At least 2 years since any prior cytotoxic agents for other malignancies or nonmalignancies

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00004122
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000067348
RPCI-DS-99-07
NCI-G99-1605
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: David A. Corral, MD Triangle Urological Group
PRS Account Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Verification Date January 2013

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