|Phase III||Treatment||Closed||18 and over||NCI, Other||CDR0000063640|
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 and combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of various schedules of radiation therapy and combination chemotherapy using vinblastine and cisplatin or cisplatin and etoposide in treating patients with stage II or stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed surgically.
Further Study Information
OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the survival rate of patients with locally advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer randomized to concomitant vinblastine/cisplatin (VBL/CDDP) and thoracic radiotherapy versus sequential VBL/CDDP and once-daily thoracic radiotherapy. II. Compare the survival rate of such patients randomized to 2 courses of concomitant etoposide/cisplatin and hyperfractionated thoracic radiotherapy versus sequential VBL/CDDP and once-daily thoracic radiotherapy. III. Assess the frequency of treatment-related esophageal and hematologic toxicity/morbidity in patients on concomitant versus sequential chemoradiation treatment arms.
OUTLINE: Randomized study. The following acronyms are used: CDDP Cisplatin, NSC-119875 VBL Vinblastine, NSC-49842 VP-16 Etoposide, NSC-141540 Arm I: 2-Drug Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Radiotherapy. CDDP/VBL; followed by thoracic irradiation using photons of at least 6 MV (electrons may be used to boost the supraclavicular lymph nodes). Arm II: Radiotherapy plus 2-Drug Combination Chemotherapy. Thoracic irradiation using equipment as in Arm I; plus CDDP/VBL. Arm III: Hyperfractionated Radiotherapy plus 2-Drug Combination Chemotherapy. Thoracic irradiation using equipment as in Arm I; plus CDDP/VP-16.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 597 patients will be entered over 3.1-4.2 years. If fewer than 6 patients/month are accrued, the feasibility of the study will be re-evaluated.
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Locoregionally advanced, inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer with no evidence of distant metastases, i.e.: Stage II/IIIA medically inoperable disease Stage IIIA/IIIB unresectable disease No pleural effusion Appearance after an invasive thoracic procedure allowed No more than 5% weight loss within 3 months prior to diagnosis Confirmed N2 disease should first be evaluated for protocol RTOG-9309
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: At least 18 Performance status: Karnofsky 70%-100% Hematopoietic: AGC at least 2,000 Platelets at least 100,000 Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL Hepatic: (unless abnormality caused by benign disease) Bilirubin no more than 1.5 times normal AST no more than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no more than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No angina No congestive heart failure No uncontrolled arrhythmia Other: No synchronous or prior invasive malignancy within 3 years except nonmelanomatous skin cancer No pregnant women Effective contraception required of fertile patients
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior thoracic or neck radiotherapy Surgery: No prior complete or nearly complete tumor resection
Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors
Radiation Therapy Oncology GroupNational Cancer Institute
|Walter John Curran||Study Chair|
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT01134861
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on November 20, 2012
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