|Closed||Sarcoma; Solid Tumors||Phase III||
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy and kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without radiation therapy and/or surgery in treating Ewing's sarcoma.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying different combination chemotherapy regimens to see how well they work when given with or without peripheral stem cell transplantation, radiation therapy, and/or surgery in treating patients with Ewing's sarcoma.
|Ages Eligible for Study:||up to 49 Years|
|Genders Eligible for Study:||Both|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
Histologically confirmed tumor of the Ewing's family of bone or soft tissue
- Ewing's sarcoma
- Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
Disease meeting one of the following criteria:
- Resectable localized disease (tumor volume less than 200 mL)
- Localized disease previously resected at diagnosis
- Unresectable disease (at least 200 mL tumor volume) but radiotherapy as local control can be delayed
- Localized disease with early radiotherapy required
- Pulmonary and/or pleural metastases only
- Extrapulmonary/pleural metastases (skeleton, bone marrow, lymph nodes)
- No more than 45 days since definitive biopsy
See this trial at ClinicalTrials.gov
Access protocol and consent forms at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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