Filgrastim Compared With Filgrastim-SD/01 Following Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim or filgrastim-SD/01 may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. It is not yet known whether filgrastim is more effective than filgrastim-SD/01 is in helping patients recover from chemotherapy.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying filgrastim to see how well it works compared to filgrastim-SD/01 following combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed sarcoma.
- Compare the toxicity of filgrastim-SD/01 vs filgrastim (G-CSF) administered with concurrent chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed sarcoma.
- Compare the tolerance to these regimens by these patients.
- Compare the pharmacokinetics of these regimens in these patients.
- Compare the neutrophil recovery in patients treated with these regimens.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
All patients receive chemotherapy every 3 weeks for a total of 14 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. During courses 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, and 13, patients receive dexrazoxane IV over 15-30 minutes and doxorubicin IV over 15 minutes on days 1 and 2; vincristine IV on day 1 and on days 8 and 15 in courses 1, 2, 9, and 13 only; and cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour once daily on days 1 and 2. During courses 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 14, patients receive etoposide IV over 1 hour and ifosfamide IV over 1 hour once daily on days 1-5.
- Arm I: Patients receive chemotherapy as outlined above and filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously (SC) daily starting 24 hours after chemotherapy and continuing until blood counts recover.
- Arm II: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I and filgrastim-SD/01 SC as a single dose 24-36 hours after chemotherapy.
Local control may commence after course 5 and may consist of surgery and/or radiotherapy.
Patients are followed monthly for 6 months, every 3 months for 6 months, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually for 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 34 patients (17 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
filgrastim, pegfilgrastim, cyclophosphamide, dexrazoxane hydrochloride, doxorubicin hydrochloride, etoposide, ifosfamide, vincristine sulfate
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00020137
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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