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Flavopiridol in Treating Patients With Refractory Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: July 11, 2001
Last updated: April 28, 2015
Last verified: May 2002

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

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of flavopiridol in treating patients who have refractory cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma Prostate Cancer Small Intestine Cancer Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Drug: alvocidib Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Trial of Daily Bolus Flavopiridol for Five Consecutive Days in Patients With Refractory Neoplasms

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: August 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the dose-limiting toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of flavopiridol in patients with refractory solid tumors or lymphoma. 2. Determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients receive flavopiridol IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment continues every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression. A cohort of 3-6 patients receives treatment at each dose level of flavopiridol. If dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) occurs in no more than 1 of 6 patients, subsequent cohorts of 6 patients each receive escalating doses of drug on the same schedule. Intrapatient dose escalation to the next level is permitted in the absence of DLT.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 36 patients will be accrued for this study within 27 months.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven refractory solid tumor or lymphoma requiring systemic therapy No standard therapeutic options exist Prostate cancer patients: Tumor progression during blockade of testicular and adrenal androgen required PSA elevation on 2 consecutive blood samples, 2 weeks apart Serum testosterone concentrations in the castrate range Leuprolide or other gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs maintained if no prior orchiectomy No CNS neoplasms

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,000/mm3 No active coagulopathy requiring therapeutic anticoagulation Hepatic: SGOT and SGPT no greater than 2.5 times normal Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal (3 times normal if Gilbert's disease present) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No history of unstable or newly diagnosed angina pectoris No myocardial infarction within past 6 months No New York Heart Association class II-IV heart disease Other: No serious concurrent medical illness HIV negative Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered No prior flavopiridol Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics A least 4 weeks since prior flutamide or other antiandrogen therapy without disease improvement At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy for breast carcinoma and must show evidence of disease progression No concurrent corticosteroids except for physiological replacement Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered At least 6 weeks since prior bone-seeking radioisotope therapy Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 3 months since prior suramin treatment At least 2 months since prior UCN-01 No concurrent anticoagulation therapy No other concurrent antineoplastic therapy except for GnRH for prostate cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00019344

United States, Maryland
Medicine Branch
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Edward A. Sausville, MD, PhD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Senderowicz AM, Messmann R, Arbuck S, et al.: A phase I trial of 1 hour infusion of flavopiridol (FLA), a novel cyclin-dependent Kinase inhibitor, in patients with advanced neoplasms. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 19: A-796, 2000. Identifier: NCT00019344     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00001585
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065779
Study First Received: July 11, 2001
Last Updated: April 28, 2015

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
small intestine lymphoma
stage IV prostate cancer
recurrent prostate cancer
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
recurrent adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
intraocular lymphoma
stage IV mantle cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on June 22, 2017