Octreotide and Doxorubicin in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Octreotide may help doxorubicin kill more cancer cells by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of octreotide and doxorubicin in treating patients who have advanced cancer.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: octreotide acetate
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase I Study Of Octreotide Acetate (Sandostatin) (SMS) As A Biomodulator Of Doxorubicin (DOX)|
|Study Start Date:||January 1996|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of octreotide administered with doxorubicin in patients with advanced cancer. II. Determine the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of this treatment regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of octreotide. Patients receive doxorubicin IV over 5 minutes on day 1 of course 1. For all subsequent courses, patients receive octreotide SC continuously on days 1-7 and doxorubicin IV over 5 minutes on day 5. Treatment continues every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable or responsive disease after 3 courses of therapy receive a maximum of 6 additional courses. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of octreotide until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 21-30 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Study Chair:||G. S. Long, MD, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|