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A Continuation Clinical Trial of Oral Vorinostat (MK-0683) in Advanced Cancers (MK-0683-007)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: May 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
This study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of continuing vorinostat (MK-0683) dosing in cancer patients previously enrolled in one of five base studies (MK-0683-001, MK-0683-006, MK-0683-008, MK-0683-012, or MK-0683-013) who have shown benefit from receiving this drug.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Cancer Drug: vorinostat Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Continuation Clinical Trial of Oral Vorinostat (MK-0683) in Advanced Cancers

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent of Participants With a Serious Drug-related Adverse Event (AE) [ Time Frame: From the first dose of study drug until the patient experiences disease progression, withdraws consent, or develops unacceptable toxicity (from Day 1 up to 4 years and 9 months) ]

    A serious adverse event (SAE) was any AE occurring at any dose that resulted in death, was life-threatening, resulted in a persistent or significant disability/incapacity, resulted in or prolonged an existing inpatient hospitalization, was a congenital anomaly/birth defect, was a cancer, or was an overdose.

    A drug-related SAE was one that was thought to be possibly, probably, or definitely related to the study drug.

Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vorinostat Drug: vorinostat
All patients will receive vorinostat at the same dose and schedule as they received in the base protocol until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other Name: MK-0683


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient participated in one of the five vorinostat base protocols, has not shown tumor progression on that study, and has tolerated the study drug
  • Patient did not withdraw from the base protocol
  • Patient agrees to practice effective birth control during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is receiving other standard and/or investigational anticancer therapy
  • Patient has any condition or disease that would interfere with compliance or pose addition risk in administering the study drug
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00907738

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

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00907738     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00588055
Other Study ID Numbers: 0683-007
First Submitted: May 21, 2009
First Posted: May 25, 2009
Results First Submitted: June 14, 2011
Results First Posted: July 14, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action