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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate in elderly patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer treated with oral vinorelbine. II. Determine the time to progression in patients treated with this drug. III. Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients. IV. Determine whether there is a perceived preference for this oral administration in these patients. V. Determine the quality of life of these patients when treated with this drug. VI. Assess individual variation in responses, pharmacokinetic parameters, and/or biological correlates in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral vinorelbine on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 4-6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and after 8 weeks of therapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 5 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.3 years.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:11-0400
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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of vinorelbine f...
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Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
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Nuclear phosphoprotein encoded by the p53 gene (GENES, P53) whose normal function is to control CELL PROLIFERATION and APOPTOSIS. A mutant or absent p53 protein has been found in LEUKEMIA; OSTEOSARCOMA; LUNG CANCER; and COLORECTAL CANCER.
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
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