Bortezomib in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
RATIONALE: Bortezomib may interfere with the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for cancer cell growth.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bortezomib in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study Of PS-341 In Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
- Determine the efficacy of bortezomib, in terms of response rate and stable disease rate, in patients with recurrent or metastatic colorectal cancer.
- Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the time to progression and response duration in patients treated with this drug.
- Determine whether there is a relationship between levels of transcription factors NF kappa B and HIF-1 alpha and clinical outcome in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.
Patients receive bortezomib IV on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Courses repeat every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21-41 patients will be accrued for this study within 2-4 months.
|Cancer Care Ontario-Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre|
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 5C2|
|Cancer Care Ontario-London Regional Cancer Centre|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6|
|Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 1C4|
|Princess Margaret Hospital at University Health Network|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Study Chair:||Amit M. Oza, MD||Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada|