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SJG-136 in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: February 7, 2005
Last updated: December 10, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of SJG-136 in treating patients with advanced solid tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as SJG-136, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: SJG-136
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study With SJG-136 (NSC #694501) in Patients With an Advanced Solid Tumor

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recommended phase 2 dose of SJG-136 [ Time Frame: Day 28 ]
    Defined as when ≤1 out of 6 patients achieve dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) at highest dose level below the maximally administered dose.

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: November 2004
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (SJG-136)
Patients receive SJG-136 IV over 20 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: SJG-136
Given IV

Detailed Description:


I. To determine the toxicities, pharmacokinetic profile and the recommended phase 2 dose of SJG-136 in patients with an advanced solid tumor.


I. To determine preliminary efficacy data and evaluation of correlative markers of DNA damage and apoptosis in peripheral blood lymphocytes.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, dose-escalation study.

Patients receive SJG-136 intravenously (IV) over 20 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of SJG-136 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. At least 6 patients are treated at the MTD.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed solid tumor

    • Advanced disease, defined as metastatic or unresectable disease
  • Measurable indicator lesions
  • Standard curative or palliative measures do not exist or are no longer effective
  • Previously treated CNS metastases allowed provided patient has completed local therapy AND corticosteroids have been discontinued for at least 4 weeks
  • No known leptomeningeal metastases
  • Performance status - ECOG 0-2
  • Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100%
  • More than 3 months
  • WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.0 mg/dL
  • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine < 1.4 mg/dL
  • No congestive heart failure
  • No recent myocardial infarction
  • No unstable angina
  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No active infection
  • No history of allergic reaction attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to study drug
  • No other significant medical history, unstable medical condition, or unstable systemic disease that would preclude study participation
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas and 8 weeks for UCN-01)
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No prior radiotherapy to ≥ 25% of hematopoietic bone marrow
  • Recovered from all prior therapy
  • At least 4 weeks since prior investigational anticancer drugs
  • No other concurrent investigational agents
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00103220

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Naiyer Rizvi Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00103220     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-01462
NCI-2012-01462 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
04-076 ( Other Identifier: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center )
6818 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U01CA069856 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: February 7, 2005
Last Updated: December 10, 2013 processed this record on April 28, 2017