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S0355 Ixabepilone in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphomas and Liver Dysfunction

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: NCT00049400
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2015
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of ixabepilone in treating patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphomas and liver dysfunction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Small Intestine Cancer Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Drug: BMS-247550 Phase 1

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the levels of hepatic impairment at which dose modifications of ixabepilone are required in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphomas and varying levels of liver dysfunction.
  • Determine the effect of hepatic dysfunction on the plasma pharmacokinetics of this drug in these patients.
  • Determine the toxic effects of this drug at varying levels of hepatic dysfunction in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to liver function (normal vs mild dysfunction vs moderate dysfunction vs severe dysfunction).

Patients receive ixabepilone IV over 3 hours on day 1. Courses repeat every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of ixabepilone until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which at least 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, at least 6 but no more than 12 patients are treated at the recommended phase II dose.

Patients are followed for 30 days.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-84 patients (6-12 for stratum 1; 2-18 for stratum 2; 2-24 for stratum 3; and 2-30 for stratum 4) will be accrued for this study within 12 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 78 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Pharmacokinetic Study Of Epothilone B Analogue BMS-247550 (NSC 710428D) In Patients With Advanced Malignancies And Varying Levels Of Liver Dysfunction
Study Start Date : October 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: treatment
Single-arm, dose-escalation of BMS-247550
Drug: BMS-247550
BMS-247550 as a 3-hour infusion on Day 1 of a three-week cycle

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. dose defining [ Time Frame: Treatment delays >2 weeks constitute a DLT ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression [ Time Frame: 30 days after going off study ]
    20% increase in the sum of longest diameters of target measurable lesions over smallest sum observed (over baseline if no decrease during therapy) using the same techniques as baseline.

  2. Symptomatic deterioration [ Time Frame: 30 days after going off study ]
    Global deterioration of health status requiring discontinuation of treatment without objective evidence of progression.

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


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor or lymphoma for which standard curative or palliative measures do not exist or are no longer effective

    • Pathological confirmation of diagnosis not required in patients with liver mass, raised alpha-fetoprotein levels (at least 500 ng/mL), and positive serology for hepatitis consistent with a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Any solid tumor or lymphoma tumor type eligible
    • Must have had thoracic and upper abdominal CT scan, including entire liver and adrenals, within 28 days before study entry
  • Patients with glioma or brain metastases must be on a stable dose of corticosteroids and be seizure-free for the past month

    • Prior whole brain or gamma knife radiotherapy required for known brain metastases
    • No unstable or untreated (non-irradiated) brain metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Zubrod 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • No active hemolysis


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Patients with biliary obstruction for which a shunt has been placed are allowed if shunt is in place for at least 10 days and liver function is stable
  • Abnormal liver function (bilirubin and SGOT) allowed regardless of cause (metastases or other causes)
  • No evidence of biliary sepsis


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL


  • No symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina pectoris
  • No cardiac arrhythmia


  • No concurrent uncontrolled illness
  • No ongoing or active infection
  • No uncontrolled diarrhea
  • No peripheral neuropathy grade II or greater
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • HIV negative
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception


Biologic therapy

  • No concurrent immunotherapy for malignancy


  • More than 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin)
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy for malignancy

Endocrine therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No concurrent oral contraceptives
  • No concurrent hormone therapy for malignancy

    • Concurrent luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists allowed


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent radiotherapy for malignancy


  • More than 2 weeks since prior major surgery


  • Recovered from prior therapy
  • No concurrent medications that are known to be inhibitors of CYP3A4

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00049400

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Angela Davies, MD University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Chris H. Takimoto, MD, PhD Institute for Drug Development
Publications of Results:
Takimoto CH, Liu PY, Lenz H, et al.: A phase I pharmacokinetic (PK) study of the epothilone B analogue, ixabepilone (BMS-247550) in patients (pts) with advanced malignancies and varying degrees of hepatic impairment. A SWOG Early Therapeutics Committee and NCI Organ Dysfunction Working Group Trial. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 24 (Suppl 18): A-2004, 2006.

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Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00049400    
Other Study ID Numbers: S0355
U01CA076642 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
P30CA016087 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
S0355 ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015
Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
anaplastic large cell lymphoma
angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
intraocular lymphoma
primary central nervous system lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent grade 1, 2, or 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
small intestine lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell or mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma or Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage IV adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
stage IV cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV grade 1, 2, or 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV marginal zone lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of MALT
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Intestinal Neoplasms
Liver Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases