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Celecoxib and Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Information source: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Lung Cancer

Intervention: Celecoxib (Drug); Docetaxel (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute


RATIONALE: Celecoxib may slow the growth of cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy and celecoxib may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of celecoxib and docetaxel in treating patients who have non-small cell lung cancer.

Clinical Details

Official title: Evaluation Of Celecoxib In Combination With Weekly Docetaxel In Elderly (70 Years) Or Poor Performance Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Efficacy of combining celecoxib with docetaxel in elderly (> or = 70 yrs old) or poor performance status (PS)of 2

Secondary outcome:

Response rate of Celecoxib and Docetaxel

Toxicity of Celecoxib and Docetaxel

Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in tumors

Changes in plasma levels of prostaglandin E2(PGE2) & vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

Detailed description: OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the efficacy and feasibility of celecoxib combined with docetaxel as

first-line therapy in elderly or poor performance status patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

- Determine the response rate of patients treated with this regimen.

- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive oral celecoxib twice daily (beginning on day - 7 of the first course) and

docetaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who achieve a complete response (CR) receive 2 additional courses after CR. Patients who achieve stable disease (SD) or a partial response (PR) receive a minimum of 2 additional courses after SD or PR. At the discretion of the treating physician, patients then receive maintenance therapy comprising celecoxib only. Patients who discontinue therapy for disease progression or unacceptable toxicity are followed for at least 6 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21-39 patients will be accrued for this study within 13-28 months.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.



- Diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

- Stage IIIB with pleural effusion or stage IV disease

- Age 70 years and over with SWOG performance status 0-2 OR age 18 to 69 with SWOG

performance status 2

- Measurable or evaluable disease

- No symptomatic or untreated brain or leptomeningeal metastases

- Previously treated patients must be neurologically stable for 4 weeks after

completion of appropriate therapy PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age:

- See Disease Characteristics

- 18 and over

Performance status:

- See Disease Characteristics

- SWOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

- Not specified


- Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3

- Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL


- Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN)

- AST/ALT no greater than ULN (or no greater than 2. 5 times ULN if alkaline phosphatase

no greater than ULN)

- Alkaline phosphatase no greater than ULN (or no greater than 5 times ULN if AST/ALT

no greater than ULN)

- No history of chronic hepatitis


- Creatinine no greater than 1. 5 times ULN


- No uncontrolled congestive heart failure

- No uncontrolled angina

- No myocardial infarction and/or stroke within the past 6 months

- No active thromboembolic event within the past 4 weeks


- No gastrointestinal bleeding within the past 6 months

- No history of peptic ulcer disease


- No prior hypersensitivity reaction to docetaxel or other drugs formulated with

polysorbate 80

- No prior allergy to any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

- No other prior or concurrent malignancy within the past 3 years except adequately

treated squamous cell or basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix

- No grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy

- No other serious concurrent medical illness

- No history of dementia, active psychiatric disorder, or other condition that would

interfere with ability to take oral medication or preclude compliance with study

- HIV negative

- Must weigh at least 50 kg (110 pounds)

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception


- No prior biologic therapy for NSCLC


- No prior chemotherapy for NSCLC

Endocrine therapy:

- At least 3 days since prior steroids


- At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy

- No prior radiotherapy to target lesion


- At least 4 weeks since prior major surgery


- Prior intermittent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including

rofecoxib or celecoxib, allowed

- At least 1 week since prior fluconazole

- No recent prior NSAIDs, including rofecoxib or celecoxib, for a duration of more than

30 consecutive days

- No concurrent fluconazole or lithium

- No concurrent NSAIDs except aspirin administered at a dose of no more than 325 mg/day

for cardiovascular conditions

- No other concurrent cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors

- No other concurrent investigational agents

Locations and Contacts

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan 48201-1379, United States
Additional Information

Clinical trial summary from the National Cancer Institute's PDQ® database

Starting date: October 2001
Last updated: April 25, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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