Pyroxamide 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.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of pyroxamide in treating patients who have advanced cancer.
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Small Intestine Cancer
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Clinical And Pharmacological Study Of Pyroxamide (NSC 696085) In Patients With Advanced Malignancies|
|Study Start Date:||April 2002|
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of pyroxamide in patients with advanced malignancies.
- Define, qualitatively and quantitatively, the dose-limiting and non-dose-limiting toxic effects of this drug in these patients.
- Describe the pharmacologic behavior of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.
Patients receive pyroxamide IV continuously over 5-7 days. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of pyroxamide until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which at least 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
Patients are followed monthly for resolution of adverse events.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 32 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Leonard B. Saltz, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|