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The purpose of this study is to determine Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) or recommended phase II dose of LDE225 when administered orally to two adult patient groups of East Asian (i.e., Japanese and Chinese/Taiwanese) with advanced solid tumors that have progressed despite standard therapy or for which no standard therapy exists.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
confirmed diagnosis of advanced solid tumor (including medulloblastoma and basal cell carcinoma)
blood work criteria
patients with history of brain tumor (except recurrent medulloblastoma) or brain metastases
positive HIV, hepatitis B or C
impaired intestinal function
impaired heart function
pregnant or breast-feeding women
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply