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Tucson, Arizona 85723


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 chemotherapy with paclitaxel in treating patients with stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess survival, progression-free survival and response rate of patients with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma receiving paclitaxel. II. Evaluate toxic effects of paclitaxel in 96 hour continuous infusion patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive 6 cycles of paclitaxel by IV continuous infusion over 96 hours. Before cycle 4, restaging is performed. If disease progression is witnessed, patients are removed from the study. If a stable, partial, or complete response is observed, patients receive the total of 6 cycles. Three weeks after the last cycle, final restaging is performed. Patients are followed every 3 months while on treatment and every 6 months thereafter, unless more frequent follow-up is clinically recommended. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 50 patients will be enrolled. The accrual rate is estimated at 25 per year.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven Stage IIIB or IV bronchioloalveolar non-small cell lung carcinoma -incompletely resected or unresectable -tumors may be multifocal or diffuse -measurable or evaluable disease required No prior brain metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance Status: SWOG 0-2 Life Expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than institutional ULN OR creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Other: Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraceptive method used while on study No prior malignancies allowed, except: basal or squamous cell skin cancer in situ cervical cancer Stage I or II cancer which is in remission Any cancer from which patients have been disease free for 5 years PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior biologic therapy for lung cancer Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiation therapy (including palliative radiotherapy) Surgery: Prior surgery is allowed



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Ralph B. Vance, MD
University of Mississippi Cancer Clinic

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Tucson, Arizona 85723
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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