Role of Glivec in Patients With Tumor Cells Positive for C-kit or PDGFR; a Multi Center Study.
This is a phase II, multi-center (Israeli), open label, non-randomized trial for every patient with the specified tumors expressing c-kit or PDGFR. Expression of these kinases will be investigated in tumor samples obtained at the time of diagnosis or from the time of recurrent disease. Every patient with positive expression of either of the kinases will be evaluated for quantitative and qualitative evidence of disease prior to entry into the study, and if possible, no other treatment will be given concomitantly, to allow evaluation of the net effect of Glivec on tumor growth kinetics, searching for measurable evidence of response.
Glivec is supplied to the study investigators by Novartis Pharmaceutical. Patients will receive Glivec 400mg-800mg p.o./day for an exposure period of up to 12 months provided that in the opinion of the investigator the patient is benefiting from treatment with Glivec, and in the absence of any safety concern. For patients with brain tumors who are not receiving concomitant enzyme inducing anti-convulsant drugs, the recommended dose of Glivec is 800mg/day.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Possible Role of Glivec in Patients With Tumor Cells Positive for C-kit or Platelet Derived Growth Factor Receptor (PDGFR); a Multi Center Study.|
- Evaluate activity of Glivec in escalating doses 400 up to 800mg/day in patients with a large variety of metastatic solid tumors expressing c-kit or PDGFR.
- Evaluate the toxicity of Glivec in patients with solid tumors.
|Study Start Date:||August 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2005|
|Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91120|
|Principal Investigator:||Shimon Slavin, MD||Hadassah Medical Organization|