PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Compare overall survival of patients with completely resected stage IB (tumors ≥ 4cm)-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Compare disease-free survival of patients treated with these regimens. II. Compare the toxicity of these regimens in these patients. III. Perform analyses of tissue and blood to establish factors that predict clinical outcome in patients treated with these regimens. IV. Determine whether smoking status is linked to outcome in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to type of chemotherapy (cisplatin/vinorelbine ditartrate vs cisplatin/docetaxel vs cisplatin/gemcitabine hydrochloride vs cisplatin/pemetrexed disodium), stage (IB vs II vs IIIA [N2] vs IIIA [T3, N1]), histology (squamous cell vs other), and gender. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. ARM I (adjuvant chemotherapy without bevacizumab): Patients receive 1 of 4 chemotherapy regimens. REGIMEN 1: Patients receive vinorelbine ditartrate IV over 10 minutes on days 1 and 8 and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1 immediately following vinorelbine ditartrate administration. REGIMEN 2: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1 and cisplatin over 1 hour on day 1 immediately following docetaxel administration. REGIMEN 3: Patients receive gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1 immediately following gemcitabine administration. REGIMEN 4 (non-squamous histology only): Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes and cisplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1 immediately following pemetrexed disodium administration. In all regimens, treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. ARM II (adjuvant chemotherapy with bevacizumab): Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I. Patients also receive bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on day 1. Treatment with bevacizumab repeats every 21 days for up to 1 year. Patients complete smoking status questionnaires at baseline and then every 3 months during study treatment. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for 10 years.
Last updated: 03/18/2013