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Rochester, New York 14642

  • Cell Lung


A treatment study is being conducted by the University of Rochester Cancer Center (URCC) in which patients with non-small cell lung cancer will be treated with radiation therapy and a drug called paclitaxel. Paclitaxel is a natural product with anticancer properties. The first purpose of this study is to determine the dose of paclitaxel which, when given in combination with radiation therapy, will provide the greatest effect have the least side effects. To determine this, patients will be put on the study in groups of 3. The dose for each additional group will be higher than the previous dose until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. The second purpose is to determine if radiation therapy with paclitaxel is more effective in treating lung cancer than radiation therapy alone.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed lung cancer, excluding small cell carcinoma - Inoperable stage I (T1-2N0) and II (T1-2N1, T3N0) disease, or stage IIIA (T3N1 andT1-3N2M0) and IIIB (TxN3M0, T4NxM0) diseases according to the American Joint Committee of Cancer criteria 1998 - The primary tumor must be radiographically measurable. - Age > 18. - Karnofsky performance status > 70. - FEV1 sufficient for patients to tolerate radiation therapy which is at the discretion of the radiation oncologist, usually > 800 ml - Labs: WBC > 3000; platelet count > 100,000; serum creatinine < 1.5 mg/dl or creatinine clearance >60 ml/min. - Laboratory values must be obtained < 3 weeks prior to registration. - A signed informed consent. - Patients who failed prior chemotherapy are eligible. Patients with prior radiotherapy to the chest region are eligible as long as the normal tissue tolerance is not violated by repeat radiotherapy. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with medical contraindication to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. - Patients with myocardial infarction within the preceding six months or symptomatic heart disease, including uncontrolled or unstable angina, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, and uncontrolled arrhythmia. - Women who are pregnant. - Patients with small cell carcinoma or mesothelioma



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Principal Investigator
Yuhchyau Chen, MD, Ph.D
Universtiy of Rochester, Dept of Radiation Oncology

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Rochester, New York 14642
United States

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Date Processed: March 30, 2020

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