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Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid in Advanced Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2005
Last updated: March 16, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
The purpose of this investigational study is to determine the safety and tolerability of oral suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid when administered in combination with standard doses of pemetrexed and cisplatin for the treatment of advanced solid tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Cancer Drug: vorinostat (Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid [SAHA]) in combination with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Clinical Trial of Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) in Combination With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin in Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) Status as Determined by Number of Participants With Dose Limiting Toxicity (DLT) at Each Dose Level [ Time Frame: Cycle 1 (21 days) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and Tolerability as Measured by the Number of Participants With Disease Progression [ Time Frame: Any time during 8 cycle treatment period through 30 days after. ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
vorinostat (Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid [SAHA])
Drug: vorinostat (Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid [SAHA]) in combination with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin
Dose escalation study starting with vorinostat (Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid [SAHA]) capsules 200 mg b.i.d. in combination with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin (see table for Reporting Groups).
Other Names:
  • MK0683
  • vorinostat
  • Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must be 18 years or older with confirmed diagnosis of a solid tumor for which pemetrexed and cisplatin is acceptable treatment and have received no more than 2 prior systemic therapies
  • Has at least 1 measurable lesion
  • Has adequate blood, liver, and kidney functions
  • Has not received any chemotherapy for at least 4 weeks prior to entry in this study
  • Agrees to take adequate measures to prevent pregnancy as outlined in the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has been treated with other investigational agents with a similar anti-tumor mechanism
  • Patient from Cohorts A and B has received pemetrexed or cisplatin within the past 6 months and from Cohorts C and D have received pemetrexed within the past 6 months
  • Patient from Cohorts A and B has preexisting Grade 2 or higher neuropathy and from Cohorts C and D have Grade 3 or higher neuropathy
  • Patient has active infection or had received IV (intravenous) antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal medications within 2 weeks of the start of study drugs
  • Patient has HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection
  • Patient is pregnant or breast feeding
  • Patient has allergy to any component of the study drugs
  • Patient has history of GI (gastrointestinal) surgery or conditions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00106626

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc. Identifier: NCT00106626     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005_006
Study First Received: March 28, 2005
Results First Received: November 25, 2008
Last Updated: March 16, 2009

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Advanced solid tumors including MPM and NSCLC

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors processed this record on August 21, 2017