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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Docetaxel and cisplatin may also make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. Giving docetaxel and cisplatin together with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving docetaxel and cisplatin together with radiation therapy works in treating patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.
- Determine the local tumor-control rate in patients with locally advanced, unresectable esophageal cancer treated with docetaxel, cisplatin, and radiotherapy.
- Determine the feasibility of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the adverse reactions of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine local- and distant-failure and time to local- and distant-failure in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the long-term survival rate in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine whether early improvement of dysphagia is a predictive marker in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine quality of life and clinical benefit in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30-60 minutes and cisplatin IV over 1 hour on days 1, 22, 43, 50, 57, 64, and 71. Beginning on day 43 (week 7) of chemotherapy, patients undergo radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at day 22 and 43 during treatment, and then every 3 months for 1 year after completion of study treatment.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 46 patients will be accrued for this study.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
cisplatin, docetaxel, radiation therapy
Hirslanden Klinik Aarau
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:48:16-0400
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