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Phase II Study of Chemotherapy and Pamidronate for the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Osteosarcoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: December 15, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
This study is designed to test the safety and feasibility of the simultaneous administration of a biphosphonate with chemotherapy for the treatment of osteosarcoma in newly diagnosed patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteosarcoma Drug: Cisplatin Drug: Doxorubicin Drug: Methotrexate Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Chemotherapy and Pamidronate for the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Osteosarcoma

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Radiographic Response [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    to the induction chemotherapy in the primary tumor and in any metastatic lesions using the Response Evaluation Criteria (RECIST).

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Cisplatin
Cisplatin 120 mg/m^2
Drug: Doxorubicin
Drug: Methotrexate
Methotrexate 12g/m^2


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newly diagnosed, previously untreated biopsy proven high-grade osteosarcoma. Patient who have undergone a definitive surgical resection as their primary surgery are still eligible for participation in this study.
  • No prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Adequate renal function: creatinine < or = to 1.5 upper limit of normal
  • Adequate liver function as defined by bilirubin < or = to 1.5 X upper limit of normal and AST < or = to 3 X upper limit of normal institutional range Adequate hematopoietic function as defined by platelet count > or = to 100,000/ram3 an absolute neutrophil count > or = to 1,000/mm3.
  • Adequate cardiac function as defined by shortening fraction > or = to 28% by echocardiogram OR ejection fraction > or = to 50% by radionuclide angiogram
  • Performance status < or = to 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior history of cancer
  • Prior treatment for cancer
  • Prior history of Paget's disease
  • Prior history of pericarditis, myocarditis, symptomatic arrhythmia or symptomatic cardiac conduction abnormalities
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00586846

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Meyers Paul, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00586846     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00072306
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-074
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Results First Received: December 15, 2015
Last Updated: December 15, 2015

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
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