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Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors That Have Not Responded to Cisplatin

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006043
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 5, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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 temozolomide in treating patients who have metastatic germ cell tumors that have not responded to cisplatin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Drug: temozolomide Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of temozolomide in patients with cisplatin refractory metastatic germ cell tumors. II. Determine the safety of this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral temozolomide on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study over 25 months.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Temozolomide in Patients With Cisplatin-Refractory Germ Cell Tumors
Study Start Date : February 2000
Primary Completion Date : November 2001
Study Completion Date : November 2001

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic germ cell tumor Seminoma OR Nonseminoma Measurable disease Abnormalities on radiograph OR Alpha fetoprotein greater than 15 ng/mL OR Beta human chorionic gonadotropin greater than 2.2 mIU/L At least one measurable disease site that has not received prior radiotherapy Refractory to prior cisplatin and failed, not eligible for, or refused autologous bone marrow transplantation

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at lest 80,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal Transaminases no greater than 1.5 times upper limit or normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3.0 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Other: No medical conditions that would interfere with swallowing or cause excessive vomiting No second malignancy except basal and squamous cell skin cancer Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00006043

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Robert J. Motzer, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006043     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00-010
CDR0000068058 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 2, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 5, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
stage III malignant testicular germ cell tumor
recurrent malignant testicular germ cell tumor
stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor
recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Testicular Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Endocrine System Diseases
Testicular Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action