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Paclitaxel and Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

2014-07-23 21:52:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving paclitaxel together with carboplatin works in treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic collecting duct renal cell cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- Determine the response rate in patients with locally advanced or metastatic collecting duct renal cell cancer treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin.

Secondary

- Determine the tolerability of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study.

Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-22 patients will be accrued for this study within 4.5 years.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Kidney Cancer

Intervention

carboplatin, paclitaxel

Location

Baptist Cancer Institute - Jacksonville
Jacksonville
Florida
United States
32207

Status

Completed

Source

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:52:08-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An injectable formulation of albumin-bound paclitaxel NANOPARTICLES.

An organoplatinum compound that possesses antineoplastic activity.

A complication of kidney diseases characterized by cell death involving KIDNEY PAPILLA in the KIDNEY MEDULLA. Damages to this area may hinder the kidney to concentrate urine resulting in POLYURIA. Sloughed off necrotic tissue may block KIDNEY PELVIS or URETER. Necrosis of multiple renal papillae can lead to KIDNEY FAILURE.

The outer zone of the KIDNEY, beneath the capsule, consisting of KIDNEY GLOMERULUS; KIDNEY TUBULES, DISTAL; and KIDNEY TUBULES, PROXIMAL.

Long convoluted tubules in the nephrons. They collect filtrate from blood passing through the KIDNEY GLOMERULUS and process this filtrate into URINE. Each renal tubule consists of a BOWMAN CAPSULE; PROXIMAL KIDNEY TUBULE; LOOP OF HENLE; DISTAL KIDNEY TUBULE; and KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCT leading to the central cavity of the kidney (KIDNEY PELVIS) that connects to the URETER.

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