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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: July 17, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory solid tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Biological: bevacizumab
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I, Open Label Multiple Dose, Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of Intravenously Administered Humanized Anti-VEGF Monoclonal Antibody (HuMV833) to Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 1999
Primary Completion Date: June 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the preliminary tolerability and safety of monoclonal antibody VEGF (MOAB VEGF) in patients with relapsed or refractory progressive solid tumors. II. Determine the optimum biologically active dose of MOAB VEGF for further evaluation based on exploratory methods. III. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of MOAB VEGF in these patients. IV. Determine a safe dose of MOAB VEGF for further clinical studies. V. Determine the dose limiting toxicity and pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients. VI. Determine the response rate in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study. Patients receive monoclonal antibody VEGF (MOAB VEGF) IV over 1 hour on days 1, 15, 22, and 29. Patients with partial response (PR), complete response (CR), or stable disease (SD) after completion of the fourth dose may receive weekly infusions for up to 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of MOAB VEGF until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and optimum biologically active dose (OBAD) are determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 1 of 6 patients experiences dose limiting toxicity. The OBAD is defined as the dose at which vascular endothelial growth factor is optimally inhibited. Patients with PR, CR, or SD are evaluated every 6 weeks until disease progression or initiation of another treatment. Patients who discontinue treatment prematurely due to toxicity are followed weekly until resolution of any associated toxicity. Patients who discontinue treatment after the fourth dose of MOAB VEGF for any reason other than toxicity are followed every month for up to 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 25 patients will be accrued for this study.


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 refractory progressive solid tumor that is not amenable to treatment with standard therapies No brain involvement or leptomeningeal disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Menopausal status: Postmenopausal Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL No bleeding or clotting abnormalities Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST or ALT no greater than 2.5 times ULN Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.4 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Normal cardiac function by 12 lead ECG Other: No unstable systemic disease or uncontrolled infection that would preclude study participation No concurrent infection requiring antibiotics Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 70 days after study No psychologic, familial, sociologic, or geographic condition that could preclude compliance HIV negative HTLV-1 negative Hepatitis B surface antigen negative No other prior or concurrent malignancy except basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No allergy to protein therapeutics

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal antitumor therapy No concurrent steroids or hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Concurrent radiotherapy allowed Surgery: Greater than 4 weeks since prior surgery except biopsy or fine needle aspiration of tumor masses Other: At least 4 weeks since other prior investigational drugs or therapies No other concurrent anticancer treatments No other concurrent investigational therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005061

Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6202 AZ
Academisch Ziekenhuis Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3508 GA
University Hospital of Linkoping
Linkoping, Sweden, S-581 85
United Kingdom
Christie Hospital N.H.S. Trust
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Gordon Jayson, MD The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00005061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-13992
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: July 17, 2012

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors processed this record on May 22, 2017