Taxoprexin® Treatment for Advanced Primary Cancers of the Liver
To evaluate objective response rate and duration of response to weekly Taxoprexin®.
To evaluate the safety profile of weekly Taxoprexin® in this patient population.
To evaluate overall survival in the same patient population.
To evaluate time to disease progression, and the time to treatment failure in patients with primary liver cancer being treated with weekly Taxoprexin® Injection.
To explore the trough and peak blood levels of Taxoprexin® and paclitaxel in these patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Open-Label Study of Weekly Taxoprexin® (DHA-paclitaxel) Injection as Second Line Therapy for Patients With Advanced Primary Cancers of the Liver, Including Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Carcinoma of the Gallbladder or Biliary Tract|
- Response Rate
- Time to progression
- Time to treatment failure
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
This is a Phase II open-label study of weekly Taxoprexin® Injection in patients with advanced primary cancers of the liver, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or carcinoma of the gallbladder or biliary tract (BTC), who have not received prior systemic cytotoxic therapy for advanced disease. Patients may have previously received radiation and/or systemic chemotherapy as adjuvant therapy. Patients may not have been treated previously with a taxane. Patients may have been previously treated with up to two immunological and/or biologic agents (e.g., interferon, monoclonal antibodies, tyrosine kinase inhibitors). Patients will receive Taxoprexin® Injection at a dose of 500mg/m2 (400mg/m2 for patients with an elevated bilirubin at baseline) intravenously by 1-hour infusion weekly for the first five weeks of a six week cycle. Treatment will continue until progression of disease, intolerable toxicity, refusal of continued treatment by patient or Investigator decision.
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Study Director:||Ahmed Kaseb, M.D.||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|