Ixabepilone in Treating Patients With Advanced Cisplatin-Refractory Germ Cell Tumors
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ixabepilone, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well ixabepilone works in treating patients with metastatic germ cell tumors that are refractory to cisplatin.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of BMS-247550 In Advanced Germ Cell Tumor Patients - THERAPEUTIC/DIAGNOSTIC PROTOCOL|
- Efficacy [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Safety [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2003|
- Determine the efficacy of ixabepilone in patients with metastatic cisplatin-refractory germ cell tumors.
- Determine the safety of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive ixabepilone IV over 3 hours on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10-29 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.3-4 years.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Gnanamba V. Kondagunta, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|