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A Randomized Phase II Study of CO-eXpression ExtrapolatioN (COXEN)-Directed Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Localized, Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Abbreviated Title
Phase II COXEN Trial for Localized Bladder Cancer

Research committees

Genitourinary Cancer


Cisplatin Doxorubicin Filgrastim Gemcitabine hydrochloride Methotrexate Vinblastine Sulfate Pegfilgrastim MVAC

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Histologically proven urothelial Ca of the bladder (mixed histology ok); Stage cT2-T4aN0M0; no prior systemic chemotherapy or previous systemic anthracyclines (intravesical anthracycline is allowed); abdominal/pelvic CT or MRI scan and chest CT scan (or x-ray) w/in 56 days prior to registration; if alk phos is above IULN or presence of suspicious bone pain (or if other clinical suspicion) then a whole body bone scan w/in 56 days prior to registration; PS = 0 or 1; 18 yrs of age or older; must not have peripheral neuropathy >/= Gr2; must not have NYHA Class III or IV heart failure or a known LVEF < 50%; must not have clinically relevant hearing impairment > Gr2; must not have hypersensitivity to cisplatin, gemcitabine, doxorubicin, vinblastine, methotrexate, or filgrastim/pegfilgrastim; must not have incidence of or uncontrolled medical illness that would limit the patient's ability to participate in the protocol; must not be pregnant or nursing; pts of reproductive potential must agree to use an effective contraceptive method during and for 6 months after completing protocol txt (a neg pregnancy test is required w/in 7 days prior to registration); no other prior malignancy is allowed expect for the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin Ca, in situ cervical Ca, adequately treated Stage I or II Ca from which the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other Ca from which the patient has been disease free for 5 years. Pts with localized prostate Ca who are being followed by an active surveillance program are also eligible; pts must have tumor tissue from transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT) available for submission for COXEN testing and must agree to submit 22 FFPE slides; pt must consent (if residual tumor is present) to the submission of FFPE slides; pt must agree to submit voided urine and whole blood; pts must agree to participate in the translational medicine studies outlined in Section 18.3 of the protocol; pts must be offered participation in the ultra pure Circulating Tumor Cells (upCTCs) study.

Adequate renal, hepatic, and hematologic function w/in 28 days prior to registration:
CrCl >/= 60 mL/min; total bilirubin </= 1.5 IULN (or 2.5 x IULN w/ Gilbert's disese); SGOT(AST)/SGPT(ALT) </= 2 X IULN; ANC >/= 1500/mcL; hemoglobin >/= 9 g/dL; platelets = 100,000/mcL

Publication Information Expand/Collapse


Association of Molecular Expression Based Subtypes with Pathologic Response in a Randomized Phase II Study of Co-Expression Extrapolation (COXEN) with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Localized, Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (SWOG S1314; NCT02177695)

S Lerner;D McConkey;C Tangen;J Meeks;T Flaig;X Hua;W Choi;S Daneshmand;A Alva;MS Lucia;D Theodorescu;A Goldkorn;M Milowsky;R Bangs;J Fowles;D Gustafson;I Thompson J Clin Oncol 38: 2020 (suppl; abstr 5028); American Society of Clinical Oncology 2020 Annual Meeting, poster


From the other side:The patient perspective on cancer clinical trials [Review]

R Bangs;A Crispino Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations May;37(5):331-335; Feb 7 [Epub ahead of print]

PMid: PMID29428573

SWOG S1314: A Randomized Phase II Study of Co-Expression Extrapolation (COXEN) with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Localized, Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

T Flaig;C Tangen;S Daneshmand;A Alva;MS Lucia;D McConkey;D Theodorescu;A Goldkorn;M Milowsky;R Bangs;G MacVicar;BR Bastos;D Gustafson;M Plets;IM Thompson J Clin Oncol 37(suppl; abstr 4506); ASCO Annual Meeting (May 31-June 4, 2019, Chicago, IL), oral


Summary and recommendations from the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Trials planning meeting on novel therapeutics for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

SP Lerner;DF Bajorin;CP Dinney;JA Efstathiou;S Groshen;NM Hahn;D Hansel;D Kwiatkowski;M O'Donnell;J Rosenberg;R Svatek;JS Abrams;H Al-Ahmadie;AB Apolo;J Bellmunt;M Callahan;EK Cha;C Drake;J Jarow;A Kamat;W Kim;M Knowles;B Mann;L Marchionni;D McConkey;L McShane;N Ramirez;A Sharabi;AH Sharpe;D Solit;CM Tangen;AT Amiri;E Van Allen;PJ West;JA Witjes;D Quale Bladder Cancer Apr 27;2(2):165-202

PMid: PMID27376138 | PMC number: PMC4927845


Novel neoadjuvant therapy paradigms for bladder cancer: results from the National Cancer Center Institute Forum

C Dinney;D Hansel;D McConkey;W Shipley;M Hagan;R Dreicer;S Lerner;B Czerniak;F Waldman;S Groshen;LD True;E Petricoin;D Theodorescu;A Hruszkewycz;D Bajorin Urologic Oncology 32(8):1108-15;

PMid: PMID25443274 | PMC number: PMC4262150

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