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Ecteinascidin 743 in Treating Patients With Unresectable Advanced or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00017030
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 11, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
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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 ecteinascidin 743 in treating patients who have unresectable advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sarcoma Drug: trabectedin Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the rate of clinical benefit, in terms of the incidence of objective partial and complete response, stable disease, or minor response of more than 3 months duration, in patients with previously treated, unresectable advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma treated with ecteinascidin 743. II. Determine the progression-free survival, overall survival, and response duration in patients treated with this drug. III. Determine the toxicity profile of this drug in these patients. IV. Determine the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationship of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to number of prior cytotoxic therapies for advanced disease (1-2 vs more than 2). Patients receive ecteinascidin 743 IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 36-76 patients (18-38 per stratum) will be accrued for this study within 13 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of ET-743 Given as a Three Hour Intravenous Infusion in Patients With Advanced and/or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma Previously Treated With Chemotherapy
Study Start Date : February 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Drug Information available for: Trabectedin

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma Unresectable disease Previously treated with at least 1 prior non-adjuvant chemotherapy regimen for advanced or metastatic disease Adjuvant chemotherapy considered first-line treatment for advanced disease if the first relapse is less than 6 months after completion of therapy At least 1 bidimensionally measurable non-irradiated lesion At least 20 mm in at least 1 diameter by CT scan At least 20 by 20 mm for clinically measurable lesion No gastrointestinal stromal sarcoma No HIV-related Kaposi's sarcoma No malignant mesothelioma No chondrosarcomas No symptomatic brain or leptomeningeal involvement

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: WHO 0-2 OR Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than ULN (unless suspected bone metastases present) AST/ALT less than 2.5 times ULN Albumin at least 2.5 g/dL No chronic active liver disease Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.8 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 40 mL/min Cardiovascular: No congestive heart failure No angina pectoris, even if medically controlled No myocardial infarction within the past year No uncontrolled arterial hypertension or arrhythmias Other: No other neoplastic disease within the past 5 years except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ No other serious illness or medical condition No active infection No history of significant neurological or psychiatric disorders No symptomatic peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or greater Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 1 month after study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Recovered from prior immunotherapy No concurrent prophylactic colony-stimulating factors (e.g., filgrastim (G- CSF) or sargramostim (GM-CSF)) during first course of study No concurrent anticancer immunotherapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent anticancer hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Recovered from radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy except palliative local radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 30 days since prior investigational drugs No other concurrent investigational or experimental anticancer drugs No concurrent participation in other clinical trial

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United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
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)
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Study Chair: Robert Maki, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Other Study ID Numbers: PMAR-ET-B-022-00
CDR0000068643 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: March 11, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III adult soft tissue sarcoma
recurrent adult soft tissue sarcoma
stage IV adult soft tissue sarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents