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Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002632
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

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 metastatic or recurrent salivary gland cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head and Neck Cancer Drug: paclitaxel Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the response rate in patients with metastatic or recurrent salivary gland cancer treated with paclitaxel (Taxol, TAX) by 3-hour infusion. II. Describe the toxicity of TAX in these patients.

OUTLINE: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Paclitaxel (Bristol-Myers), Taxol, TAX, NSC-125973.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Up to 32 patients/histology will be entered. If no response is observed in the first 14 patients in a particular histology, accrual to that group will close; if after 18 months annual accrual is less than 10 patients/histology, accrual to that group may close.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 32 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : March 1995
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2002

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Drug Information available for: Paclitaxel

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed salivary gland carcinoma that is metastatic or recurrent, including the following types: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma Adenocarcinoma Pathology review required Measurable disease required Lesion in a previously irradiated field must be progressing and biopsy- proven

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 ANC at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hb at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No MI within the past 6 months No CHF No unstable arrhythmia No current antiarrhythmic, inotropic, or antianginal medication Other: No history of allergy to Cremophor No prior malignancy within 5 years except: Curatively treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer Curatively treated in-situ cancer of the cervix No concurrent malignancy Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception strongly advised for fertile patients Blood/body fluid analyses to determine eligibility and imaging studies and scans/x-rays for tumor measurement completed within 14 days prior to registration

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Prior biological response modifier therapy allowed Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Prior radiotherapy allowed with recovery Surgery: Prior surgery allowed with recovery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002632

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Harlan A. Pinto, MD Stanford University

Publications of Results:
Jennings T, Li Y, Pinto H, et al.: Phase II trial of paclitaxel in advanced or metastatic salivary gland malignancies: an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group study. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 20: A-942, 2001.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00002632     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000064057
First Posted: June 10, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:
stage IV salivary gland cancer
recurrent salivary gland cancer
high-grade salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma
salivary gland adenocarcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Head and Neck Neoplasms
Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Mouth Neoplasms
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Salivary Gland Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action