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Liposomal Doxorubicin in Treating Patients With Liver or Bile Duct Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: September 2000

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 liposomal doxorubicin in treating patients with liver or bile duct cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Liver Cancer
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of TLC D-99 for Hepatobiliary Carcinomas

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: January 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate and toxicity of doxorubicin HCl liposome in patients with carcinomas of the liver and bile ducts.

OUTLINE: Patients receive doxorubicin HCl liposome IV over 15 minutes every 21 days. Filgrastim (G-CSF) is administered subcutaneously starting on day 2 and continuing for 10-14 days. Disease is restaged after every 3 courses. Treatment continues in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year, and then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be 17-26 evaluable patients accrued into this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed carcinoma of the liver or bile ducts including hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder cancer Measurable or evaluable disease by CT scan (ascites, pleural effusions, and bone metastases are not considered evaluable)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 3 mg/dL No severe cirrhosis Renal: Creatinine no greater than 3.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Left ventricular cardiac ejection fraction at least 45% Other: No allergy to egg or egg products Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior doxorubicin At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Prior radiotherapy allowed Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003296

United States, Massachusetts
New England Medical Center Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
United States, Rhode Island
Brown University Oncology Group
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02912
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brown University
Study Chair: Howard Safran, MD Brown University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003296     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066230
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 18, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
localized resectable adult primary liver cancer
localized unresectable adult primary liver cancer
advanced adult primary liver cancer
recurrent adult primary liver cancer
localized gallbladder cancer
unresectable gallbladder cancer
recurrent gallbladder cancer
localized extrahepatic bile duct cancer
unresectable extrahepatic bile duct cancer
recurrent extrahepatic bile duct cancer
adult primary hepatocellular carcinoma
cholangiocarcinoma of the gallbladder
cholangiocarcinoma of the extrahepatic bile duct
adult primary cholangiocellular carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Neoplasms
Gallbladder Neoplasms
Bile Duct Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Biliary Tract Diseases
Gallbladder Diseases
Bile Duct Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 28, 2017