2-Methoxyestradiol in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
RATIONALE: 2-Methoxyestradiol may stop the growth of cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of 2-methoxyestradiol in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Trial Of 2-Methoxyestradiol (2ME2), (NSC-659853) An Angiogenesis Inhibitor, In Patients With Solid Tumors|
|Study Start Date:||September 2001|
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of 2-methoxyestradiol in patients with advanced solid tumors.
- Determine the side effect profile of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the pharmacokinetic profile of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the changes in positron-emission tomography scans of patients treated with this drug.
- Determine the changes in apotosis in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.
Patients receive oral 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) once on day 1 followed by 2 days of evaluation. Patients then receive oral 2ME2 every 12 hours. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of 2ME2 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 toxicity.
Patients are followed at day 30.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.
|United States, Maryland|
|NCI - Center for Cancer Research|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182|
|Study Chair:||William Dahut, MD||NCI - Medical Oncology Branch|