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4-HPR and FTI in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00102635
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow accrual.)
First Posted : February 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to estimate the modulation of intermediate biological endpoints of the combination of 4-HPR and SCH66336, a farnesyl transferase inhibitor (FTI), across 4 randomly assigned dose levels in patients with locally advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer. We will also assess the activity, safety, tolerability and side effects of 4-HPR/SCH66336 and hope to establish a phase II regimen.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head and Neck Cancer Drug: Fenretinide (4-HPR) Drug: SCH66336 Phase 1

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IB Randomized Translational Study of Fenretinide (4-HPR) in Combination With SCH66336, a Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitor, in Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2005
Primary Completion Date : January 2006
Study Completion Date : November 2006

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 4-HPR + FTI
SCH66336 daily for 21 days each cycle and with 4-HPR daily on days 1-7 only. On day 1 of cycle 1, 4-HPR only beginning SCH66336 on day 2 of cycle 1.
Drug: Fenretinide (4-HPR)
Oral 100 mg capsules in two divided doses at least 8 hours apart for 7 days each cycle.
Drug: SCH66336
Oral capsules with 50 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg formulation in two divided doses at least 8 hours apart for 21 days each cycle.
Other Names:
  • Lonafarnib
  • SCH 66336
  • Sarasar


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: 21 day courses ]
    MTD derived from lack of dose limiting toxicities (DLT) in 4 differing dose levels.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has histologically proven squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck which is biopsy accessible and is not considered curable by standard measures.
  • Patient has a Karnofsky performance status >/= 70%
  • Patient has adequate bone marrow function: *WBC >/= 3,000 cells/mm^3, *ANC >/= 1,500 cells/mm^3, *platelet count >/= 100,000 cells/mm^3, *Hgb >/= 9.0 g/dL.
  • Patient has adequate liver function: *total bilirubin level </= 2.0 mg/dL, *albumin >/= 2.5 g/dL.
  • Transaminases (SGOT and/or SGPT) may be up to 2.5 x ULN if alkaline phosphatase is </= ULN, or alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are </= ULN.
  • Patient has adequate renal function: a serum creatinine < 2 mg/dl
  • Patient has signed a written informed consent.
  • Patient has received no more than 2 prior chemotherapeutic regimens for recurrent or metastatic disease. Prior biologic therapy is not included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has received 3 or more prior chemotherapeutic regimens for recurrent/metastatic disease.
  • No biopsy accessible tissue.
  • Patient has received radiation therapy within the past 6 months.
  • Prior radiation to the biopsy site.
  • Patient has signs or symptoms of acute infection requiring systemic therapy.
  • Patient exhibits confusion, disorientation, or has a history of major psychiatric illness which may impair patient's understanding of the informed consent.
  • Patient has grade 3 or 4 neurotoxicity from previous anticancer treatment or significant neuropathy from any cause.
  • Patient requires total parenteral nutrition with lipids.
  • Surgery is anticipated to leave patient unable to swallow the SCH66336 or 4-HPR daily.
  • Patient has a history of uncontrolled heart disease (including arrhythmia, angina, congestive heart failure, or any heart condition that cannot be controlled with regular ongoing medication)
  • Because of the known teratogenic effect of retinoids, pregnant women and women who are currently breast-feeding may not participate in this study. All women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 24 hours prior to enrolling in the study.
  • Serious infection or other intercurrent illness requiring immediate therapy.
  • Inability to swallow oral medications, or other medical or social factors interfering with compliance.
  • Patients may not take high dose synthetic or natural Vitamin A derivatives (>10,000 IU per day). Patients may not be taking high-dose vitamin A within 30 days of study entry.
  • Patients should not take any anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E or Vitamin C
  • Patients with pre-existing retinopathy
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00102635


Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Schering-Plough
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Edward S Kim, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00102635     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID01-455
First Posted: February 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
apoptotic activity
4-HPR
FTI
Fenretinide
SCH66336
Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitor
HNC

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lonafarnib
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action