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Safety and Efficacy Study of Panzem® Nanocrystal Colloidal Dispersion in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00400348
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2008
Information provided by:
CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, limited pharmacokinetics (PK), and safety of 1,000 mg of Panzem® NCD administered orally four times a day to patients with recurrent or resistant epithelial ovarian cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Drug: Panzem Nanocrystal Colloidal Dispersion (NCD) Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Open-Label, Safety and Efficacy Study of Panzem® Nanocrystal Colloidal Dispersion Administered Orally in Patients With Recurrent or Resistant Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Study Start Date : October 2006
Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Study Completion Date : November 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ovarian Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Intervention Details:
    Drug: Panzem Nanocrystal Colloidal Dispersion (NCD)
    Panzem NCD 1,000 mg, four times daily for 28 consecutive days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the safety of oral doses of Panzem NCD administered to patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer [ Time Frame: Throughout study participation ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Written informed consent and HIPAA authorization for release of protected health information.
  2. Have histologically-confirmed:

    • epithelial ovarian cancer or
    • primary peritoneal carcinomatosis or
    • fallopian tube cancer. Enrollment of patients with clear cell histology is encouraged.
  3. Have measurable disease according to RECIST or detectable disease by 1) CA-125 at least twice the ULN within 14 days prior to registration for protocol therapy; 2) Ascites and/or pleural effusion attributed to tumor; 3) solid and/or cystic abnormalities on radiographic imaging that do not meet RECIST definitions for target lesions. Radiographic assessments must be obtained within 28 days prior to registration for protocol therapy.
  4. Be 18 years of age or older at the time of consent.
  5. Be at least 4 weeks since last anti-cancer treatment, radiation or surgery at the time of registration for protocol therapy (with the exception of hormonal therapy, where a 1 week wash-out period is sufficient; minor surgeries, such as catheter placement or removal within 1 week from enrollment are allowed).
  6. Have failed at least one prior platinum based chemotherapeutic regimen. (Platinum failure is defined as Platinum-refractory (progression while receiving a platinum-containing regimen) or platinum-resistant (disease progression within 6 months from completion of platinum-containing regimen).
  7. Have life expectancy of at least 3 months.
  8. Have ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 as assessed within 14 days prior to registration for protocol therapy.
  9. Have near-normal organ function, as evidenced by laboratory data within 14 days prior to registration for protocol therapy:

    • Aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase less than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Total bilirubin less than 1.5 times ULN
    • Alkaline phosphatase less than 2.5 times ULN
    • Absolute neutrophil count greater than or equal to 1,500 cells/mm3
    • White blood cell count greater than or equal to 3,000 cells/mm3
    • Hemoglobin greater than or equal to 9.0 g/dL
    • Platelets greater than 75,000/mm3
    • Creatinine levels less than 1.5 times ULN
  10. Have no evidence of bowel obstruction, malabsorption, or other contraindication to oral medication.
  11. Females of childbearing potential must be willing to use an effective method of contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) while on treatment.
  12. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days prior to being registered for protocol therapy. Subjects are considered not of childbearing potential if they are surgically sterile (they have undergone a hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation, or bilateral oophorectomy) or they are postmenopausal.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Be breastfeeding.
  2. Have any condition that is likely to interfere with regular follow-up.
  3. Have a history of myocardial infarction or angina pectoris or angina equivalent within 6 months prior to registration for protocol therapy (the patient may be on anti-anginal medications if the symptoms can be entirely controlled), or have uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure.
  4. Have participated in any clinical trial involving conventional or investigational drugs or devices within 4 weeks prior to registration for protocol therapy.
  5. Have had any active cancer in addition to the epithelial ovarian cancer within the last 5 years, with the exception of:

    • superficial skin cancer (basal cell or squamous cell skin carcinoma)
    • carcinoma in situ of the cervix
    • Stage I endometrial cancer with less than 50% invasion of the myometrium, or
    • other adequately treated Stage I or II cancer in complete remission.
  6. Have an active infection requiring antibiotic treatment.
  7. Be receiving concurrent anticoagulation therapy (low dose coumadin for port-a-cath maintenance is allowed).
  8. Have any additional uncontrolled serious medical condition or psychiatric illness.
  9. Be receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy for the treatment of immunodeficiency.
  10. Have brain metastases

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00400348

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Chair: Daniela E. Matei, M.D. Indiana University School of Medicine

Responsible Party: Chief Medical Officer, EntreMed, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00400348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ME-CLN-004
First Posted: November 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2008
Last Verified: November 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents