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Irofulven in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Colorectal Cancer

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(NO participants)
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First Posted: August 4, 2004
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2014
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

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 irofulven in treating patients with metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer Drug: irofulven Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of MGI-114 (NSC# 683863) Administered as a 5-Minute Infusion Daily for Five Days Every 4 Weeks in Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced Colorectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Response Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: April 1999
Study Completion Date: November 2000
Primary Completion Date: November 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A
MGI-114 (11mg/m2/day x 5 days every 28 days)
Drug: irofulven

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate of patients with metastatic or locally recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum treated with 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene (MGI-114). II. Determine the toxicity of this treatment regimen in this patient population. III. Study pharmacokinetics of MGI-114 in these patients. IV. Determine the relationship between pharmacokinetics of MGI-114 and clinical outcomes including toxicity and response to therapy in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients receive 6-hyroxymethylacylfulvene (MGI-114) IV over 5 minutes daily for 5 days. Courses are repeated every 4 weeks. Treatment continues for a minimum of 2 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxic effects or disease progression. Patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-35 patients will be accrued for this study within 6-12 months.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic or locally recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum Bidimensionally measurable disease Lesions seen on colonoscopic examination or barium studies, bone metastases, CNS lesions, CEA levels and ascites are not considered measurable No CNS disease only CNS metastases with other sites of measurable disease allowed provided appropriate therapy for CNS metastases has been administered and patient is neurologically stable and does not require intravenous steroid or anticonvulsant therapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 OR Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 (no platelet transfusion within 7 days) Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No significant uncontrolled medical or psychiatric illness No serious active infection No other active malignancy except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix unless adequately treated and less than 30% risk of relapse

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent prophylactic use of growth factors except for documented febrile neutropenia or sepsis Chemotherapy: At least 12 months since prior fluorouracil based adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy No more than 1 prior regimen No prior chemotherapy for advanced metastatic colorectal cancer No other concurrent chemotherapy No concurrent investigational antineoplastic drugs Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No prior radiotherapy to the only site of measurable disease No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: See Disease Characteristics At least 30 days since prior investigational drug

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003786

United States, Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60640
Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, S.C.
Decatur, Illinois, United States, 62526
Lutheran General Cancer Care Center
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068
Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
United States, Indiana
Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, 46885-5099
Michiana Hematology/Oncology P.C.
South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46617
United States, Kentucky
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Hedy L. Kindler, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003786     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9635
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: August 4, 2004
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
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
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents