Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
Drug: indinavir sulfate
Drug: nelfinavir mesylate
Drug: saquinavir mesylate
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study to Evaluate the Potential Interactions Between Paclitaxel and Protease Inhibitors in Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma|
|Study Start Date:||June 1997|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine whether the body distribution and plasma clearance of paclitaxel is affected by protease inhibitors (e.g., indinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir mesylate, or nelfinavir mesylate).
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to protease inhibitor treatment (yes vs no), prior paclitaxel (yes vs no), and prior doxorubicin or daunorubicin (yes vs no).
Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment continues every 2 weeks for at least 1 course in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who previously received paclitaxel receive no more than 1 course during this study.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 33 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3300|
|Study Chair:||Jamie Hayden Von Roenn, MD||Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center|