Fenretinide and Lonafarnib in Treating Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00103090|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow Accrual.)
First Posted : February 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2012
RATIONALE: Drugs, such as fenretinide and lonafarnib, may stop the growth of head and neck cancer by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Fenretinide may also help tumor cells become normal cells. Lonafarnib may also stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving fenretinide together with lonafarnib may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of fenretinide and lonafarnib in treating patients with advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Head and Neck Cancer||Drug: Fenretinide Drug: Lonafarnib||Phase 1|
- Determine the biological activity and tolerability of fenretinide and lonafarnib in patients with advanced or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
- Determine the toxicity profile of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the dose-limiting toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine a recommended phase II dose of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study followed by a randomized study.
- Dose-escalation portion: Patients receive oral fenretinide twice daily on days 1-7 and oral lonafarnib twice daily on days 1*-21. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of fenretinide and lonafarnib until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
- Randomized portion: After the dose-escalation portion of this study is completed, additional patients (including patients who participate in the dose-escalation portion of this study) are accrued and randomized to 1 of 4 dose levels. All patients receive fenretinide and lonafarnib as in the dose-escalation portion of this study.
NOTE: *Lonafarnib is not administered on day 1 of course 1.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2006|
Experimental: Fenretinide + Lonafarnib
Lonafarnib daily for 21 days each cycle and with Fenretinide daily on days 1-7 only. On day 1 of cycle 1, Fenretinide only then beginning Lonafarnib on day 2 of cycle 1.
Oral 100 mg capsules in two divided doses at least 8 hours apart for 7 days each cycle.
Other Name: 4-HPR
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.
- Modulation of intermediated biological endpoints at 6 weeks after treatment [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
- Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: 21 day course ]MTD derived from lack of dose limiting toxicities (DLT) in 4 differing dose levels.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00103090
|United States, Texas|
|M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009|
|Study Chair:||Edward S. Kim||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|