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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of gemcitabine combined with docetaxel and carboplatin with or without filgrastim in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine and docetaxel when administered with carboplatin with or without filgrastim (G-CSF) in patients with advanced solid tumors. II. Determine a safe dose level and schedule for this regimen for phase II study in these patients. III. Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of docetaxel and gemcitabine. Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes, docetaxel IV over 1 hour, and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Patients also receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on day 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days for approximately 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of gemcitabine and docetaxel until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT). If the DLT is grade 4 neutropenia, filgrastim (G-CSF) is added to the regimen (administered subcutaneously on days 2-7 and 8-14 or until blood counts recover). A new MTD is then determined. Patients are followed every 3 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor for which no curative therapy exists No symptomatic or uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastasis PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) AST no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than ULN Cardiovascular: No unstable cardiac disease requiring treatment No new onset crescendo or rest angina Stable exertion angina allowed Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use 2 methods of contraception for at least 1 week prior to study, during study, and for at least 2 weeks after study No symptomatic peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 1 No significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders including psychotic disorders, dementia, or seizures No other significant medical or psychiatric condition that would preclude study No active infection No other malignancy within past 5 years except non-melanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or other cancer that, due to its stage, is highly unlikely to recur during treatment No known hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived products PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No other concurrent prophylactic hematopoietic growth factors (i.e., filgrastim (G-CSF) or sargramostim (GM-CSF)) Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for advanced disease At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas) and recovered Prior cisplatin, carboplatin, docetaxel, paclitaxel, or gemcitabine allowed No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior hormonal therapy and recovered Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 3 weeks since prior investigational drugs and recovered No other concurrent experimental agents No other concurrent anti-cancer therapy No concurrent prophylactic oral or IV antibiotics without fever present



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Chandra P. Belani, MD
University of Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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