A Randomized Phase III Trial Comparing Conventional-Dose Chemotherapy Using Paclitaxel, Ifosfamide, and Cisplatin (TIP) With High-Dose Chemotherapy Using Mobilizing Paclitaxel Plus Ifosfamide Followed by High-Dose Carboplatin and Etoposide (TI-CE) as First Salvage Treatment in Relapsed or Refractory Germ Cell Tumors

Condition: Germ Cell Tumor, Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma, Germinoma, Mixed Germ Cell Tumor, Yolk Sac Tumor, Childhood Teratoma, Malignant Germ Cell Neoplasm, Extragonadal Seminoma, Non-seminomatous Germ Cell Tumor, Seminoma

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02375204

Sponsor: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Phase: Phase 3


  • Age: minimum 14 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Eligibility Criteria:

  • (e.g., the patient has also received 3-4 cycles of cisplatin-based chemotherapy).
  • Prior treatment with 1-2 cycles of BEP or EP as adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage GCT is allowed, provided the patient also received 3-4 cycles of BEP or EP again at relapse. Patients treated with 3-4 cycles of VIP at relapse following 1-2 cycles of BEP/EP are not eligible as this would be considered more than 1 line of prior therapy.
  • No prior treatment with high-dose chemotherapy (defined as treatment utilizing stem cell rescue)
  • No prior treatment with TIP with the exception when given as a bridge to treatment on protocol for patients with rapidly progressive disease who cannot wait to complete the eligibility screening process. Only one cycle is allowed.
  • No concurrent treatment with other cytotoxic drugs or targeted therapies.
  • No radiation therapy (other than to the brain) within 14 days of day 1 of protocol chemotherapy except radiation to brain metastases, which must be completed 7 days prior to start of chemotherapy.
  • No previous chemotherapy within 17 days prior to enrollment. A minimum of three weeks after the last day of the start of the previous chemotherapy regimen before the first day of chemotherapy on study protocol.
  • Must have adequate recovery from prior surgery (eg, healed scar, resumption of diet) 4. Age ≥ 14 years (≥ 18 years in Germany) 5. ECOG Performance Status 0 to 2 6. Male gender 7. Required Initial Laboratory Values:
  • Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet Count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min
  • Bilirubin ≤ 2.0 x upper limits of normal (ULN)
  • AST/ALT ≤ 2.5 x upper limits of normal (ULN) 8. No concurrent malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancer, superficial noninvasive (pTa or pTis) TCC of the bladder, contralateral GCT, or intratubular germ cell neoplasia. Patients with a prior malignancy, but at least 2 years since any evidence of disease are allowed. 9. Negative Serology (antibody test) for the following infectious diseases:
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) type 1 and 2
  • Human T-cell Leukemia Virus (HTLV) type 1 and 2 (mandatory in US but optional in Canada and Europe)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis C antibody 10. No late relapse with completely surgically resectable disease. Patients with late relapses (defined as relapse ≥ 2 years from the date of completion of the last chemotherapy regimen) whose disease is completely surgically resectable are not eligible. Patients with late relapses who have unresectable disease are eligible. 11. No large (≥ 2 cm) hemorrhagic or symptomatic brain metastases until local treatment has been administered (radiation therapy or surgery). Treatment may begin ≥ 7 days after completion of local treatment. Patients with small (< 2 cm) and asymptomatic brain metastases are allowed and may be treated with radiation therapy and/or surgery concurrently with Arm A or cycles 1 and 2 of Arm B if deemed medically indicated. Radiation therapy should not be given concurrently with high-dose carboplatin or etoposide. 12. No secondary somatic malignancy arising from teratoma (e.g., teratoma with malignant transformation) when it is actively part of the disease recurrence or progression.

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