Gemcitabine and Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Advanced Mycosis Fungoides or Sézary Syndrome

This study has been terminated.
(This was planned as a phase I/II study originally, but due to a lack of funding, the phase II portion was never conducted.)
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00369629
First received: August 24, 2006
Last updated: September 12, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving gemcitabine together with pemetrexed disodium may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This was planned as a phase I/II trial studying the side effects and determining the best dose of gemcitabine hydrochloride when given together with pemetrexed disodium. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, the phase II portion was never conducted.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma
Drug: Gemcitabine
Drug: Pemetrexed
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Trial of Gemcitabine/Pemetrexed Combination in Patients With Advanced Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of adverse events observed in patients treated with this regimen [ Time Frame: From the date that the first treatment is given until all patients have completed the first 28-day cycle of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 14
Study Start Date: June 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Gemcitabine and Pemetrexed Disodium Drug: Gemcitabine
Patients will be treated in cohorts of 3-6 per cohort. The starting dose of gemcitabine will be 800 mg/m^2 given as an intravenous (IV) infusion on days 1 and 15 of each 28-day cycle. The dose will be escalated for each subsequent cohort of patients, up to a maximum of 1200 mg/m^2.
Drug: Pemetrexed
Patients will be treated in cohorts of 3-6 per cohort. The starting dose of pemetrexed will be 400 mg/m^2 given as an intravenous (IV) infusion on days 1 and 15 of each 28-day cycle. The dose will be escalated for each subsequent cohort of patients, up to a maximum of 500 mg/m^2.

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Determine the safety and tolerability of gemcitabine hydrochloride and pemetrexed disodium in patients with advanced mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome. (Phase I)
  2. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine hydrochloride when administered with pemetrexed disodium in these patients. (Phase I)

OUTLINE: This is a phase I, dose-escalation study of gemcitabine hydrochloride. Originally, this was designed to be followed by a phase II portion to determine the efficacy in this population. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, the phase II portion was never conducted.

During Phase I: Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV on days 1 and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of gemcitabine hydrochloride until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which ≥ 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed* mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome

    • Stage IB-IVB disease NOTE: *Pathology report must read diagnostic or consistent with mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome
  • Failed ≥ 1 prior systemic treatment
  • Measurable disease

    • At least 1 indicator lesion must be designated prior to study entry

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • Life expectancy ≥ 6 months
  • Creatinine ≤ 2.0 mg/dL
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 45 mL/min
  • Bilirubin ≤ 2.2 mg/dL
  • AST and ALT ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal
  • WBC ≥ 3,000/mm³
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • No acute infection requiring systemic treatment
  • No history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to the study drugs or to any other ingredient used in their formulation
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior topical therapy, systemic chemotherapy, or biological therapy
  • No acetylsalicylic acid or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for 2 days before and for 2 days after pemetrexed disodium infusion (5 days before and for 2 days after pemetrexed disodium infusion for patients taking NSAIDs with a long half-life [e.g., naproxen, refocoxib, or celecoxib])
  • No concurrent topical agents except emollients
  • No other concurrent topical or systemic anticancer therapies
  • No other concurrent investigational agents
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00369629

Locations
United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy M. Kuzel, MD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00369629     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU 05H8, P30CA060553, STU00006771
Study First Received: August 24, 2006
Last Updated: September 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage I mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage II mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage III mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage IV mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage I cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycosis Fungoides
Sezary Syndrome
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Pemetrexed
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists

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