Gene Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||February 2, 2001|
|Last Updated Date||January 22, 2011|
|Start Date ICMJE||March 1999|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00009841 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Gene Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer|
|Official Title ICMJE||Phase I Trial Of Intratumoral EGFR Antisense DNA And DC-Chol Liposomes In Advanced Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|
RATIONALE: Gene therapy may kill cancer cells by inhibiting a gene that promotes the development and growth of cancer.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of gene therapy in treating patients who have advanced head and neck cancer.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and biological activity of EGFR antisense DNA and DC-chol liposomes in patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. II. Determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the antitumor response in patients treated with this regimen. IV. Determine the effect of this regimen on EGFR expression levels, STAT protein expression/activation levels, and apoptosis rates in biopsied tumor cells of these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients receive EGFR antisense DNA and DC-chol liposomes intratumorally weekly for 4 weeks. Courses repeat every 4 weeks for up to 6 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of EGFR antisense DNA and DC-chol liposomes until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed at 1 month.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-36 patients will be accrued for this study.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 1|
|Study Design ICMJE||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Condition ICMJE||Head and Neck Cancer|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck Primary or recurrent disease Not amenable to standard therapy (surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy) Second primary lesions allowed Brain metastases allowed after definitive radiotherapy
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL SGOT no greater than 4 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL Calcium no greater than 10.5 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception (double-barrier method and oral contraception) prior to, during, and for at least 2 weeks after study
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00009841|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000068414, PCI-98025, PCI-IRB-980771, NCI-G00-1904|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||University of Pittsburgh|
|Collaborators ICMJE||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||June 2002|
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