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Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002933
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 9, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

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 irinotecan in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CWRU 1296: Biochemical and Pharmacokinetic Predictors of Colon Cancer Response to a Topoisomerase I Directed Treatment With Irinotecan

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Further study details as provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effectiveness of irinotecan in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. [ Time Frame: Starting dose weekly for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks of rest. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Tumor status is reassessed every 12 weeks during study. ]

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: September 1996
Study Completion Date: January 2001
Primary Completion Date: July 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
    Irinotecan IV at a starting dose weekly for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks of rest. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Tumor status is reassessed every 12 weeks during study. Patients attaining a complete response may receive additional courses of treatment. Patients are followed until death.
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Confirm the greater than 20% response rate to irinotecan in patients with metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer who have not receive prior chemotherapy for their advanced disease. II. Characterize pharmacokinetic parameters of irinotecan and its metabolite SN-38 and their relationship to response and toxic effect. III. Characterize tumor samples for topoisomerase I activity, proliferative fraction (ki67 expression), and p53 expression and determine whether clinical response is related to these tumor characteristics in patient population. IV. Determine the in vitro inhibition of topoisomerase I activity by irinotecan, SN-38, and other camptothecin analogs and evaluate whether the degree of in vitro sensitivity to irinotecan and/or SN-38 is associated with clinical response in these patients. VII. Determine the frequency of somatic mutations following irinotecan and correlate this with pharmacologic parameters.

OUTLINE: Patients receive irinotecan IV at a starting dose weekly for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks of rest. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Tumor status is reassessed every 12 weeks during study. Patients attaining a complete response may receive additional courses of treatment. Patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 54 patients will be accrued into this study at a rate of 25 patients per year.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic or recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum that is incurable by surgery or radiation therapy A metastatic lesion in the liver or lung should be evaluated for definitive surgical treatment before being considered for this study Measurable disease required Elevated CEA, hepatomegaly ascites, pleural effusion, positive nuclear scan or bone scan, or poorly defined pelvic or abdominal mass are NOT considered measurable disease Must have measurable disease outside the radiation port or progression of disease within a previously radiated area Must be eligible for a biopsy of a malignant lesion No ascites that are detectable on physical exam No brain metastasis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: WBC at least 4,000/mm3 Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.2 mg/dL SGOT less than 4 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL or Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Other: No history of any other malignancy except curatively treated nonmelanoma skin cancer and carcinoma in situ of the cervix No active infection or other serious medical conditions deemed unacceptable Negative pregnancy test Effective contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for advanced disease Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: At least 3 weeks since any surgical procedure

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002933

Locations
United States, Ohio
Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: James KV Willson, MD Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: James K.V. Willson, MD, Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center,Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002933     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CWRU1296
P30CA043703 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CWRU1296 ( Other Identifier: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center )
NCI-T96-0081
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 9, 2010

Keywords provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:
stage IV colon cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
recurrent colon cancer
recurrent rectal cancer
adenocarcinoma of the colon
adenocarcinoma of the rectum

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Irinotecan
Camptothecin
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 21, 2017