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Nitrocamptothecin in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005875
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2004
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

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 nitrocamptothecin in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Melanoma (Skin) Drug: rubitecan Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and toxicity of nitrocamptothecin in patients with metastatic melanoma.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease (choroidal vs nonchoroidal). Patients receive oral nitrocamptothecin daily on days 1-5. Treatment continues weekly for at least 8 weeks (2 courses) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 28-74 patients (14-37 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Evaluation of RFS 2000 (9-Nitro-Camptothecin, 9NC) in Metastatic Melanoma
Study Start Date : January 1999
Study Completion Date : April 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic melanoma Choroidal (no prior chemotherapy required) OR Nonchoroidal No more than 3 chemotherapy regimens Bidimensionally measurable disease No symptomatic uncontrolled CNS involvement including extensive brain metastases, spinal cord compression, or meningeal carcinomatosis Not eligible for treatment protocol of higher priority

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 16 Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Transaminase no greater than 3 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 1 year after study No serious concurrent illness

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified

Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, California
SuperGen, Incorporated
Dublin, California, United States, 94568
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astex Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Chair: Show-Li Sun, MD Astex Pharmaceuticals
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005875     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067911
SUPERGEN-RFS2000-10
MDA-DM-98237
First Posted: April 13, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: September 2001

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Rubitecan
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action