Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Using Thalidomide in Patients With Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
The purpose of this research is to study how helpful thalidomide is in controlling the disease and to study any side effects from taking thalidomide.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||UARK 99-006, A Phase II Pilot Study of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Using Thalidomide in Patients With Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia|
- To determine tumor response, overall and progression free survival following thalidomide therapy in patients with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM)
- To determine toxicities associated with thalidomide in patients with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
|Study Start Date:||January 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2003|
Patients will receive thalidomide in the oral form each night before bed. The dose of thalidomide will be increased each week until week 7 as long as there are no significant side effects.
Routine physical examinations and blood tests will be done to monitor the effect of treatment and the toxicities encountered, if any, and provide the available treatments for side effects accordingly. Blood tests will be done to monitor the tumor response.
|United States, Arkansas|
|University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/MIRT|
|Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205|
|Principal Investigator:||Athanasios Fassas, M.D.||UAMS|