Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans or Giant Cell Fibroblastoma
RATIONALE: Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well imatinib mesylate works in treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans or giant cell fibroblastoma.
Drug: imatinib mesylate
Procedure: conventional surgery
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Glivec (Imatinib) in Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcomas Expressing the t(17;22)(q22;q13) Translocation Resulting in a COL1A1/PDGF-beta Fusion Protein i.e. DermatoFibroSarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) and Giant Cell Fibroblastoma (GCF)|
- Progression-free rate at 14 weeks [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Response rate as assessed by RECIST criteria [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Progression-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Duration of response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Toxicity as assessed by CTC 3.0 [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the therapeutic activity of imatinib mesylate in patients with locally advanced or metastatic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans or giant cell fibroblastoma.
- Determine the progression-free rate at 14 weeks in patients treated with this drug.
- Determine objective response rate, progression-free survival, and overall survival in patients treated with this drug.
- Determine the duration of response in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, non-randomized, multicenter study.
Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate twice daily for at least 14 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable disease after 14 weeks receive imatinib mesylate for 12 additional weeks. Patients with a partial or complete response at 14 weeks undergo surgical resection if possible. If surgical resection of all remaining tumor is not possible OR if complete resection is not achieved (section margins positive), patients continue to receive imatinib mesylate in the absence of disease progression
Patients are followed monthly for 6 months, every 3 months for 6 months, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 44 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00085475
|Institut Jules Bordet|
|Brussels, Belgium, 1000|
|Leuven, Belgium, B-3000|
|Bordeaux, France, 33076|
|CHU de la Timone|
|Marseille, France, 13385|
|Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital|
|Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066 CX|
|Leiden University Medical Center|
|Leiden, Netherlands, 2300 CA|
|Christie Hospital NHS Trust|
|Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 4BX|
|Study Chair:||Allan T. van Oosterom, MD, PhD||University Hospital, Gasthuisberg|