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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate to carboplatin and paclitaxel in elderly patients with metastatic or recurrent unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. II. Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine if the hypothesized lack of social support impacts the recruitment of elderly patients into clinical trials. IV. Determine if a previously validated tool of functional status in the elderly predicts treatment related toxicity superior to that predicted by the ECOG performance status in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Following completion of the Lubben Social Network Scale and Frailty Questionnaire, patients receive carboplatin IV over 30 minutes and paclitaxel IV over 60 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 2 courses. Patients with complete response receive 2 additional courses of therapy. Patients with partial response or stable disease may receive additional courses of therapy at investigator's discretion. Patients are followed every 3 months for 5 years or until disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 49 patients will be accrued for this study over 27 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
carboplatin, paclitaxel, psychosocial assessment and care
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:05-0400
A Phase III Study of MPDL3280A (Anti-PD-L1) in Combination With Carboplatin + Paclitaxel or Carboplatin + Nab-paclitaxel Compared With Carboplatin + Nab-paclitaxel in Patients With Stage IV Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
This randomized, open-label study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of MPDL3280A in combination with carboplatin + paclitaxel or carboplatin + nab-paclitaxel compared with treatment wi...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, paclitaxel, and paclitaxel poliglumex, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or ...
Phase 1b Dose Excalation/Expansion: Identify and characterize safety and tolerability of recommended phase 2 dose of CP-751,871 when administered with paclitaxel and carboplatin. Phase 1b...
The purpose of the study is to determine whether Ipilimumab plus Paclitaxel and Carboplatin will extend the life of patients with squamous only non small cell lung cancer more than placebo...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from di...
Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel), a microtubule inhibitor, has demonstrated clinical efficacy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) either as monotherap...
The carboplatin/paclitaxel doublet remains the chemotherapy backbone for the initial treatment of ovarian cancer. This two-drug regimen, with carboplatin dosed using the Calvert formula, yielded convi...
Nab-paclitaxel maintenance therapy following carboplatin + nab-paclitaxel combination therapy in chemotherapy naïve patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: multicenter, open-label, single-arm phase II trial.
Background A global multicenter study demonstrated superiority of carboplatin + nab-paclitaxel (PTX) therapy compared to carboplatin + PTX in terms of response rate (RR) and non-inferiority in terms o...
Carcinosarcoma is a rare histological type of non-small cell carcinoma (NSCLC), and its prognosis has been reported to be worse compared with other NSCLCs. Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-P...
In this brief report, we present our experience with 3-weekly paclitaxel-carboplatin chemotherapy for patients with vulvar cancer. Two patients with locally advanced disease had an impressive response...
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
A specialty which deals with the interrelationship of physical, psychological, social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of cancer. Psycho-oncology examines the behavioral and psychosocial factors that may influence the course of the disease, cancer risk, prevention, and detection.
An injectable formulation of albumin-bound paclitaxel NANOPARTICLES.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
GILOTRIF (afatinib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L8...