DrugLib.com — Drug Information Portal

Rx drug information, pharmaceutical research, clinical trials, news, and more

13-Cis Retinoic Acid With or Without Vitamin E for Prevention of Lung Cancer

Information source: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Drug Toxicity; Lung Cancer

Intervention: 13-cis retinoic acid (Drug); Tocopherol (Dietary Supplement)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: University of Colorado, Denver

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
York E. Miller, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Colorado, Denver


RATIONALE: 13 Cis retinoic acid may prevent the development of cancer cells. PURPOSE: Randomized double-blinded phase II trial to study the effectiveness of 13-cis retinoic acid with or without vitamin E for chemoprevention or observation of cancer in persons at high risk of developing lung cancer.

Clinical Details


Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome: Treatment failure

Detailed description: OBJECTIVES:

- To determine if alpha tocopherol can reduce the toxicities of low dose 13-cis retinoic

acid administered for one year.

- To access the adequacy of the collected specimens for studies of intermediate endpoint


- to establish a depository of biologic specimens for future studies of new biomarkers.

- Arm 1: Patients receive oral 13-cis retinoic acid daily.

- Arm 2: Patients receive oral 13-cis retinoic acid and oral vitamin E daily.

- Arm 3: Patients undergo observation only. Treatment continues in arms I and II for

1 year in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed annually for 2 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients (33 Arm 1, 33 Arm 2, and 34 Arm 3) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 90 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients identified through the Tissue Procurement/Screening Project with mild, moderate or severe dysplasia, Ca In situ OR surgically cured patients with head and neck cancer who are found to have mild atypia or greater on their staging bronchoscopy. (This includes carcinoma in situ). Also eligible are patients with Stage I and II non-small cell lung cancer who are disease free greater than 36 months. 2. Patients must have at least a 30 pack year smoking history. 3. Patients must be a current smoker or ex-smoker who have not smoked for at least 6 months more. 4. Patients must have peripheral granulocyte count of > 1500 and platelet count of > 150,000. 5. Patients must have adequate hepatic function with bilirubin < 1. 5 mg % and SGPT < 4 times institutional upper limits of normal. 6. Patients must have adequate renal function with serum creatinine < 1. 5 mg %. 7. All patients must be informed of the investigational nature of the study and must sign and give written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients must not have a current or past history of cancer within the past 5 years with the exception of surgically cured head and neck cancer or surgically cured Stage I or II lung cancer > 36 months from diagnosis or skin cancer or in situ cancers. 2. Patients must have no serious intercurrent illness including insulin dependent diabetes mellitus or hypercholesterolemia (>239mg/dl) / hypertriglyceridemia (>149mg/dl). 3. Patients must not have evidence of clinically active coronary artery disease including myocardial infarction within 6 weeks, chest pain or poorly controlled congestive heart failure or any other serious medical condition, which would preclude a patient from undergoing a bronchoscopy. 4. Patients must not have cardiac dysrhythmia that is potentially life threatening such as ventricular tachycardia, multifocal premature ventricular contractions or supraventricular tachycardias with a rapid ventricular response. Well controlled atrial fibrillation or rare (<2/minute) premature ventricular contractions are not exclusionary 5. Chest x-ray must not show evidence of tumor. 6. Patients must not be taking vitamin A or E supplements 7. Patients must not be taking tetracycline or minocycline. 8. Patients who have had prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy. 9. Women who are pregnant are ineligible

Locations and Contacts

Lung Cancer Institute, Denver, Colorado 80218, United States

National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80206, United States

University of Colorado Cancer Center at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80010, United States

Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Denver, Denver, Colorado 80220, United States

Additional Information

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

Starting date: January 1993
Last updated: May 5, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

-- advertisement -- The American Red Cross
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site usage policy | Privacy policy

All Rights reserved - Copyright DrugLib.com, 2006-2017