Gallium Nitrate in Treating Children With Brain Tumor, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, or Refractory Solid Tumors
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: : Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of gallium nitrate in young patients who have malignant brain tumors, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, or refractory solid tumor.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: gallium nitrate
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||GALLIUM NITRATE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT TUMORS, A PHASE I STUDY|
|Study Start Date:||February 1995|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2004|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and side effects of gallium nitrate (GAN) when used as an anticancer agent in pediatric patients with refractory solid tumors, including malignant brain tumors, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Evaluate these side effects in these patients.
OUTLINE: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Gallium Nitrate, GAN, NSC-15200.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At least 3 patients will be accrued at each dose studied.
|United States, Maryland|
|Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Boston Floating Hospital Infants and Children|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111|
|United States, Wisconsin|
|Medical College of Wisconsin|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226|
|Study Chair:||Harry T. Whelan, MD||Medical College of Wisconsin|