Lung Cancer Clinical Trial
Docetaxel, Cisplatin, and Erlotinib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Stage I-III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Following Surgery
This phase I trial studies docetaxel, cisplatin, and erlotinib hydrochloride in treating patients with stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer following surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving docetaxel, cisplatin, and erlotinib hydrochloride together may kill more tumor cells.
I. To evaluate the safety/toxicity of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and docetaxel followed by maintenance therapy with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor erlotinib (erlotinib hydrochloride) in patients with stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) undergoing definitive treatment with surgery and/or radiation.
II. To estimate the agreement in baseline to post-treatment changes of EGFR expression (i.e., EGFR modulation) between buccal smears and bronchial tissue.
I. To evaluate the disease free survival of this therapeutic combination. II. To assess overall quality of life. III. To evaluate predictive biomarkers in early-stage NSCLC.
Patients receive docetaxel intravenously (IV) over 1 hour followed by cisplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning within 90 days following definitive surgical resection, patients receive erlotinib hydrochloride orally (PO) daily for up to 1 year.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months for 4 years.
Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of stage I, II or III non-small cell lung cancer; tissue blocks or slides will be requested
Patients must have surgically resectable disease and may not be treated with prior chemotherapy or radiation
Patients must be able to tolerate systemic chemotherapy prior to surgical resection
No acute intercurrent illness or infection
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1
Leukocytes >= 3,000/uL
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/uL
Platelets >= 100,000/uL
Hemoglobin >= 8g/dL
Creatinine within normal institutional limits OR creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
Bilirubin within normal institutional limits
Alkaline phosphatase (alk phos) =< 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN); if alk phos > 2.5 x ULN but =< 5 x ULN, patient is eligible if AST or ALT =< ULN
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 1.5 x ULN; if AST or ALT > 1.5 x ULN but =< 5 x ULN, patient is eligible if alk phos is =< ULN
Prior to study enrollment, all women of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test; women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for 2 months after the completion of therapy; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
Patients with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, or other malignancies treated 5 years or more prior to the current tumor, from which the patient has remained continually disease-free, are eligible
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document
Patients who have had prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy for lung cancer
Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents within 30 days of trial entry, including anti-EGFR drugs
Patient has signs or symptoms of acute infection requiring systemic therapy
Patient exhibits confusion, disorientation, or has a history of major psychiatric illness that may impair patient's understanding of the informed consent
Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association Functional Classification class II or worse), unstable angina pectoris, serious or clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
Patients refusing to sign the informed consent
Patients with pre-existing peripheral neuropathy National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) grade 2 or worse
Patients must not be pregnant or breast-feeding and all (male and female) must use a contraceptive method deemed acceptable by the investigator while receiving active treatment in the study and for up to two months following completion of therapy
Patients with a history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to Taxotere and or polysorbate 80 must be excluded
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Houston Texas, 77030, United States
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