Ecteinascidin 743 in Treating Children With Refractory Solid Tumors
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Ecteinascidin 743 may be an effective treatment for solid tumors.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of ecteinascidin 743 in treating children who have refractory solid tumors.
Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase I Study of ET-743 in Pediatric Refractory Solid Tumors|
|Study Start Date:||October 2000|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and dose-limiting toxicity of ecteinascidin 743 in pediatric patients with refractory solid tumors. II. Determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug in these patients. III. Determine the antitumor activity of this drug in this patient population.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to pretreatment (pretreated vs less heavily pretreated). Patients receive ecteinascidin 743 IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment continues every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of ecteinascidin 743 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicities.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-20 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.