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Carboplatin With Either Paclitaxel Poliglumex or Paclitaxel in Treating Women With Stage IIIB, Stage IV, or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

2014-07-24 14:19:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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 by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether giving carboplatin together with paclitaxel poliglumex is more effective than giving carboplatin together with paclitaxel in treating non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying carboplatin and paclitaxel poliglumex to see how well they work compared with carboplatin and paclitaxel in treating women with stage III, stage IV, or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- Compare the overall survival of patients with chemotherapy-naïve stage IIIB or IV or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer treated with paclitaxel poliglumex and carboplatin vs paclitaxel and carboplatin.

Secondary

- Compare the progression-free survival of women treated with these regimens.

- Compare the disease control in women treated with these regimens.

- Compare the clinical benefit in women treated with these regimens.

- Compare the response rate in women treated with these regimens.

- Compare the quality of life of women treated with these regimens.

- Compare the safety and tolerability in women treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients are stratified according to age (≥ 60 vs < 60 years old), geographical location (United States of America, Canada, or Australia vs the rest of the world), extent of disease (independent of brain metastases, i.e., brain metastases are not considered in determining extent of disease) (intrathoracic disease only vs extrathoracic disease), and ECOG performance status (0 or 1 vs 2). Patients will be randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

- Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel poliglumex IV over 10 minutes followed by carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1.

- Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours followed by carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1.

In both arms, treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, before each course, and at the completion of study treatment by the Pain Assessment Patient Questionnaire, the Pulmonary Symptom Index, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy- Lung Cancer Subscale (FACT-LCS) (only in countries in which a validated translation is currently available).

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed at least monthly.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Lung Cancer

Intervention

carboplatin, paclitaxel, paclitaxel poliglumex

Location

Scottsdale Medical Specialists
Scottsdale
Arizona
United States
85258

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:19:59-0400

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An injectable formulation of albumin-bound paclitaxel NANOPARTICLES.

A cyclodecane isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew tree, TAXUS BREVIFOLIA. It stabilizes MICROTUBULES in their polymerized form leading to cell death.

A group of 16-member MACROLIDES which stabilize MICROTUBULES in a manner similar to PACLITAXEL. They were originally found in the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum, now renamed to Polyangium (MYXOCOCCALES).

Genus of coniferous yew trees or shrubs, several species of which have medicinal uses. Notable is the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia, which is used to make the anti-neoplastic drug taxol (PACLITAXEL).

Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.

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