VX-853 in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors Who Are Receiving Liposomal Doxorubicin

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 25, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2011
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Georgetown University

Brief Summary:

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

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of VX-853 in treating patients who have solid tumors who are receiving liposomal doxorubicin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Drug: VX-853 Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and tolerability of VX-853 in combination with doxorubicin HCl liposome in patients with relapsed or incurable solid tumors. II. Obtain pharmacokinetic profiles for various dosages of VX-853 administered in combination with doxorubicin HCl liposome. III. Achieve whole blood concentrations of VX-853 in the predicted therapeutically effective range and characterize the pharmacokinetics at these doses. IV. Document antitumor effects of VX-853 in combination with doxorubicin HCl liposome in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of VX-853. Patients receive VX-853 orally every 8 hours on days 1-3 and doxorubicin HCL liposome IV over approximately 15 minutes beginning 26 hours after starting VX-853. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of VX-853 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 or more of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 45 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 18 months.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of the Pharmacokinetics, Tolerability and Safety of Administration of VX-853 to Patients Receiving Single Agent Therapy With Doxorubicin HCI
Study Start Date : March 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2001

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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 proven relapsed or incurable solid tumors No primary or metastatic CNS disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: See General Eligibility Criteria

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior cytotoxic chemotherapy (6 weeks since prior mitomycin or nitrosourea) Prior doxorubicin HCl allowed (no extensive therapy) Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Prior surgery allowed Other: Recovered from toxic effects of prior therapy At least 4 weeks since prior investigational or approved clinical trial agents No concurrent cimetidine, phenothiazines, phenytoin, calcium channel blockers, or cyclosporine or other P-glycoprotein inhibitors --Patients Characteristics-- Age: 18 and over Performance Status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life Expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: AST and/or ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal Bilirubin normal Renal: Creatinine normal Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No clinically significant EKG abnormalities No atrial or ventricular arrhythmias requiring medication No ischemic event within 6 months of study Cardiac ejection fraction at least 50% by MUGA scan Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No prior or concurrent seizure disorders No prior or concurrent clinically significant medical illness No known hypersensitivity to doxorubicin HCl or other study medications No other active malignancies except curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell skin cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004030

United States, District of Columbia
Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Georgetown University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Michael J. Hawkins, MD Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Responsible Party: John Marshall, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center Identifier: NCT00004030     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065641
P30CA051008 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 25, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2011
Last Verified: January 2001

Keywords provided by Georgetown University:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action