Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Inoperable Thyroid Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well irinotecan works in treating patients with metastatic or inoperable thyroid cancer.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Irinotecan for Treatment of Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer|
- Response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Safety and tolerability [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the response rate in patients with metastatic or inoperable locoregional medullary thyroid cancer treated with irinotecan.
- Determine the safety and tolerability of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive irinotecan IV on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Response is assessed after completion of 4 courses. Patients achieving complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) receive 2 additional courses beyond CR or PR. Patients who have stable disease receive up to 12 total courses.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 33 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0942|
|Study Chair:||Arlene A. Forastiere, MD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|