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Dolastatin 10 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 27, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

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 dolastatin 10 in treating patients who have metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Drug: Dolastatin 10 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Dolastatin 10 (NSC# 376128) Administered Intravenously Every 21 Days to Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patients with Toxicity [ Time Frame: Every 3 months ]
    Toxic effects of dolastatin 10 therapy in patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas used to assess antitumor activity.

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: March 1999
Study Completion Date: January 2002
Primary Completion Date: January 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dolastatin 10
Dolastatin 10 IV bolus once every 21 days.
Drug: Dolastatin 10
IV bolus once every 21 days.

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the antitumor activity of dolastatin 10 in patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. II. Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of this therapy in these patients. III. Investigate the clinical pharmacology of this treatment.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients receive dolastatin 10 IV bolus once every 21 days. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 12-37 patients within 18.5 months.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas Bidimensionally measurable lesions with sentinel lesions outside field of any prior radiation therapy No brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-1 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No active congestive heart failure No uncontrolled angina At least 6 months since prior myocardial infarction No uncontrolled hypertension Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No concurrent serious infection At least 5 years since prior malignancy except the following: Nonmelanoma skin cancer Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No overt psychosis or mental disability

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease At least 6 months since prior adjuvant chemotherapy No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 6 months since prior adjuvant chemoradiation to disease At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: At least 4 weeks since prior surgery and recovered No concurrent surgery Other: At least 4 weeks since prior investigational drug (including analgesics or antiemetics) No other concurrent anticancer therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003677

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Hedy L. Kindler, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00003677     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DM98-071
P30CA016672 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
U01CA070172 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
U01CA063187 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
MDA-DM-98071 ( Other Identifier: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center )
CDR0000066778 ( Registry Identifier: NCI PDQ )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 27, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
recurrent pancreatic cancer
adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
stage IV pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Dolastatin 10
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 19, 2017