Perifosine in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Malignant Melanoma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of perifosine in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent malignant melanoma.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study Of Perifosine (D-21266) In Previously Untreated Patients With Metastatic Or Recurrent Malignant Melanoma|
|Study Start Date:||June 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
- Determine the efficacy of perifosine, in terms of response rate, in previously untreated patients with metastatic or recurrent malignant melanoma.
- Assess the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive oral perifosine daily on days 1-21. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who achieve a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) receive 2 additional courses after documentation of CR or stable PR (i.e., no further tumor shrinkage).
Patients are followed at 4 weeks and then every 3 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.
|Tom Baker Cancer Center - Calgary|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2|
|Canada, Nova Scotia|
|Nova Scotia Cancer Centre|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 1V7|
|Cancer Care Ontario-London Regional Cancer Centre|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6|
|Princess Margaret Hospital at University Health Network|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L-4M1|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2W 1S6|
|Study Chair:||Donald S. Ernst, MD, FRCPC||London Regional Cancer Program at London Health Sciences Centre|