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Nashville, Tennessee 37023


In this randomized trial, we attempt to further define optimal palliative chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer by comparing single agent treatment with weekly docetaxel versus combination therapy with weekly docetaxel plus gemcitabine.

Study summary:

Upon determination of eligibility, patients will be randomly assigned to one of two treatment arms: Docetaxel Docetaxel + Gemcitabine For ever 2 patients treated, 1 will receive treatment A (docetaxel) and 1 will receive treatment B (Docetaxel + Gemcitabine). The study is not blinded so both the patient and the doctor will know which treatment has been assigned.


Inclusion Criteria: To be included in this study, you must meet the following criteria: - Biopsy-proven non-small cell lung cancer - No previous chemotherapy. - Age > 65 years - Age < 65 years requires significant assistance to perform activities of daily - Stage IV disease or stage IIIB disease - Ability to perform activities of daily living with minimal assistance - Measurable or evaluable disease - Adequate bone marrow, liver and kidney - All patients must sign written informed consent prior to study entry. Exclusion Criteria: You cannot participate in this study if any of the following apply to you: - Brain metastases - Meningeal metastases - Other uncontrolled malignancies - History of invasive cancer during the last 5 years - Moderate to severe peripheral neuropathy Please note: There are additional inclusion/exclusion criteria. The study center will determine if you meet all of the criteria. If you do not qualify for the trial, study personnel will explain the reasons. If you do qualify, study personnel will explain the trial in detail and answer any questions you may have.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
John D. Hainsworth, MD
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

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Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37023
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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