Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Treating Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy For Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung - Lung Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer, stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer, stage II non-small cell lung cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1/Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: cisplatin Type: Drug
Name: docetaxel Type: Drug
Name: quality-of-life assessment Type: Procedure
Name: radiation therapy Type: Radiation
Name: stereotactic radiosurgery Type: Radiation
Overall Status
RATIONALE: 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 or by stopping them from dividing. Stereotactic radiosurgery can send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving stereotactic radiosurgery after docetaxel and cisplatin may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and the best dose of stereotactic radiosurgery when given after docetaxel, cisplatin, and radiation therapy and to see how well it works in treating patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer.
Detailed Description


- Evaluate the maximum tolerated dose of stereotactic radiosurgery in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy. (Phase I)

- Assess the response rate (complete and partial response) in these patients by RECIST criteria. (Phase II)


- Determine the tolerability. (Phase I)

- Assess the quality of life of these patients by QLQ-C30 v3. (Phase I)

- Assess the overall and disease-free survival of these patients. (Phase II)

- Assess progression-free survival of these patients. (Phase II)

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, phase I dose escalation study of stereotactic radiosurgery followed by a phase II study.

Patients receive docetaxel IV and cisplatin IV on days 1, 22, 43, 50, 57, and 64 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning on day 43, patients undergo concurrent radiotherapy to the mediastinum 5 days a week. Beginning 2-3 weeks after chemoradiotherapy, patients undergo stereotactic radiosurgery on days 1, 3, and 5.

Quality of life is assessed by the QLQ-C30 v3 questionnaire at baseline, after radiosurgery, and at 6 and 12 months after completion of study treatment.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up monthly for 6 months, every 3 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months for 3 years.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both

- Histologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer

- Locally advanced disease

- No metastatic disease

- Unable to undergo surgery after concurrent chemoradiotherapy

- Must have 1-3 tumor target masses < 5 cm in greatest diameter and separated by ≥ 2 cm after concurrent chemoradiotherapy


- WHO performance status 0-2

- Platelet count > 100,000/mm³

- Hemoglobin > 9 g/dL

- Neutrophil > 1.0 x 10^9/L

- FEV_1 > 30% of vital capacity

- Vital capacity > 25% of predicted value

- DLCO > 25% of predicted value

- LVEF ≥ 35%

- PT > 80

- aPTT > 35 sec

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after completion of study treatment

- Not under guardianship

- No dyspnea related to NYHA class III-IV heart failure

- No indirect signs of pulmonary arterial hypertension (pulmonary arterial systolic BP > 45 mm Hg)

- No pulmonary acceleration time < 100 ms

- No contraindication to fiducial insertion

- No geographical, social, or psychological conditions that would interfere with medical follow-up


- Docetaxel and platinum-based drugs with concurrent irradiation allowed

- No prior surgery or surgery after the first phase of treatment with concurrent chemoradiotherapy

- No prior irradiation to lung

- No concurrent participation in another study trial
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
Nice, France
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Pierre-Yves Bondiau, MD, PhD - 33-4-9203-1261
Start Date
January 2009
Completion Date
December 2015
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
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