ISIS 2503 in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer of the Pancreas
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 ISIS 2503 in treating patients who have advanced cancer of the pancreas.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of ISIS 2503, an Antisense Inhibitor of H-Ras, in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer|
- The primary outcome measure of this study is to estimate the response rate and observe the time to tumor progression of the patients treated on this study. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Determine the duration of response in responding patients. Further characterize the safety profile of ISIS 2503 at the recommended dose and schedule. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: ISIS 2503
All patients will begin treatment at a dose of 6 mg/kg/day of ISIS 2503. ISIS 2503 at the assigned dose will be given as a continuous i.v. infusion over the first 14 days of a 21-day treatment cycle. No drug will be administered during the third week of each treatment cycle.
Drug: ISIS 2503
Beginning dosage of ISIS 2503 is 6 mg/kg/day given as a continuous i.v. infusion over the first 14 days of a 21-day treatment cycle. This will be repeated for the first two weeks of every three-week treatment cycle.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate and time to progression in patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas who are treated with ISIS 2503. II. Determine the duration of response in these patients receiving this regimen. III. Characterize the safety profile of ISIS 2503 at the recommended phase II dose and schedule in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive ISIS 2503 IV continuously for 14 days. Treatment continues every 21 days for a minimum of 3 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-27 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|United States, New Hampshire|
|Norris Cotton Cancer Center|
|Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756|
|Study Chair:||James A. Posey, MD||University of Alabama at Birmingham|