CLINICAL TRIAL

Treatment for Cancer of Esophagus

1 Prior Treatment
Grade I
Metastatic
Recurrent
Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · Bronx, NY

This study is evaluating whether paclitaxel is effective in treating esophageal cancer.

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About the trial for Cancer of Esophagus

Eligible Conditions
Esophageal Neoplasms · Esophageal Neoplasms Malignant

Treatment Groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 2 and have already been tested with other people.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. You must have received 1 prior treatment for Cancer of Esophagus or the other condition listed above. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL AST or ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN Calcium no greater than 12 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III/IV heart disease No myocardial infarction within 6 months of study No congestive heart failure No unstable angina No clinically significant pericardial effusion or arrhythmia Neurologic: No concurrent peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 1 Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active serious infection or medical illness No history of hypersensitivity to drugs containing Cremophor (teniposide, cyclosporine, or vitamin K) No invasive malignancies within 5 years, except: Curatively treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin Curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Up to 5 years
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Up to 5 years
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Up to 5 years.
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Are there any geographic restrictions to consider when applying for this trial?

Patients from any state can participate in this trial, so long as they are able to attend all treatment sessions.

Will my insurance cover participating in this trial?

In order to understand how insurance coverage works for this trial, you will need to contact the study coordinator.

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