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This clinical trial involves the administration of the chemotherapeutic medication vinflunine. Vinflunine is not approved by the FDA and is experimental in the treatment of extensive small cell lung cancer. The purpose of this research trial is to study the effectiveness of vinflunine in patients with relapsed extensive small cell lung cancer, evaluate the toxicity, and evaluate how long the response to this drug lasts.
Eligible patients will receive vinflunine as a 15-20 minute intravenous (IV)infusion once every three weeks (21 days). This three week treatment period is called a cycle. Patients whose cancer has not grown or if it has decreased in size may receive up to 6 cycles of vinflunine. Evaluation will be conducted every other cycle.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carcinoma, Small Cell
Florida Cancer Specialists
Active, not recruiting
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:46:22-0400
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A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
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An anaplastic, highly malignant, and usually bronchogenic carcinoma composed of small ovoid cells with scanty neoplasm. It is characterized by a dominant, deeply basophilic nucleus, and absent or indistinct nucleoli. (From Stedman, 25th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1286-7)
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