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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of thoracic radiation using an accelerated boost with concurrent chemotherapy in patients with small cell lung cancer. II. Evaluate the response rate and overall survival in these patients. III. Reduce the toxic effects of treatment to esophagus and lungs.
OUTLINE: This is a radiation dose escalation study. Patients are sequentially accrued to one of four radiation dose levels. Dose level 1: Patients receive radiotherapy 5 days a week for 4 weeks followed by radiation boost given daily for 2 days, then twice daily for 3 days during week 5. (Closed to accrual 6/98) Dose level 2: Patients receive radiotherapy 5 days a week for 4 weeks followed by radiation boost given twice daily for 5 days during week 5. (Closed to accrual 9/24/99) Dose level 3: Patients receive radiotherapy 5 days a week for 18 days followed by radiation boost given in the evenings on days 19 and 20, then twice daily for 5 days during week 5. (Closed to accrual 5/5/00) Dose level 4: Patients receive radiotherapy 5 days a week for 16 days followed by radiation boost given in the evenings on days 17-20, then twice daily for 5 days during week 5. The fifth dose level is the same as the first dose level. (Closed to accrual 3/19/99) Cohorts of 5 patients are entered at each radiation dose level. If one patient experiences nonhematologic dose limiting toxicity (DLT), 5 additional patients are treated at that level. If no further DLT occurs, escalation to the next arm proceeds. Patients receive cisplatin IV plus etoposide IV on day 1 of radiotherapy and oral etoposide on days 2 and 3 every 3 weeks for 4 courses. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 2 years and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study within 5-10 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
cisplatin, etoposide, radiation therapy
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:06-0400
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A semisynthetic derivative of PODOPHYLLOTOXIN that exhibits antitumor activity. Etoposide inhibits DNA synthesis by forming a complex with topoisomerase II and DNA. This complex induces breaks in double stranded DNA and prevents repair by topoisomerase II binding. Accumulated breaks in DNA prevent entry into the mitotic phase of cell division, and lead to cell death. Etoposide acts primarily in the G2 and S phases of the cell cycle.
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