Vinblastine and Methotrexate in Treating Children With Desmoid Tumors

This study has been completed.
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First received: August 3, 2000
Last updated: November 2, 2010
Last verified: February 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy with vinblastine and methotrexate in treating children who have desmoid tumors that are recurrent or untreatable with surgery or radiation therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Desmoid Tumor
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: vinblastine sulfate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vinblastine and Methotrexate in Children With Desmoid Tumor (Aggressive Fibromatosis) Which is Recurrent or Not Amenable to Surgical Resection or Irradiation - A Pediatric Oncology Group Phase II Study

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Study Start Date: August 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the efficacy and toxicity of vinblastine and methotrexate for newly diagnosed or recurrent desmoid tumors in children who are not good candidates for treatment with surgery or radiation therapy.

OUTLINE: Patients receive vinblastine and methotrexate IV weekly for 26 weeks, then every 2 weeks for an additional 26 weeks. Treatment continues for a maximum of 1 year in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients with a complete response receive an additional 8 doses of chemotherapy. Patients are followed every 6 months for 4 years and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 13-25 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven, untreated, primary desmoid tumor (aggressive fibromatosis) for which surgery and/or radiation therapy is not thought to be feasible (prior attempted surgical resection allowed if gross residual disease remains) No other fibroblastic lesions or other fibromatoses allowed Recurrent desmoid tumor not previously treated with vinca alkaloids or methotrexate and no chemotherapy since recurrence Measurable disease by MRI

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Under 19 at time of diagnosis Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin normal for age WBC normal for age Platelet count normal for age Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) for age SGOT less than 1.5 times ULN for age Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN for age

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003019

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Pediatric Oncology Group
Children's Cancer Group
Study Chair: Steve Skapek, MD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Study Chair: Bruce Himelstein, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00003019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065601, POG-9650, CCG-P9650
Study First Received: August 3, 2000
Last Updated: November 2, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
desmoid tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fibromatosis, Aggressive
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
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