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Altretamine and Etoposide in Treating Patients With HIV-Related Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002936
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 1, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 13, 2004
Last Update Posted Date February 4, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE July 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date January 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Altretamine and Etoposide in Treating Patients With HIV-Related Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE Hexamethylamine and VP-16 an Oral Regimin for HIV Malignancies: A Phase I/II Trial
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of altretamine plus etoposide in treating patients with HIV-related cancer.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine toxic effects of repeated courses of altretamine plus etoposide at the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). II. Assess the response duration and time to progression at the MTD in the treatment of HIV malignancies. III. Assess the efficacy of the combination on the immune systems of these individuals. IV. Assess the effect of the combination on the quality of life in these individuals.

OUTLINE: Patients are treated with altretamine (HMM) and etoposide for 2 weeks followed by 2 weeks of rest. This cycle is repeated for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 cycles if there is no progression of disease. Patients who are in complete remission receive an additional 2 cycles (total of 8 cycles). There are different cohorts consisting of 4 patients each in which toxic effects will be evaluated with escalating doses of this combination. The MTD is defined as the dose level immediately below that at which half of the patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed for relapse and survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 20 patients will be accrued in 2 years.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Lymphoma
  • Sarcoma
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: altretamine
  • Drug: etoposide
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Primary Completion Date January 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Documented HIV antibody positive Histologically confirmed, by biopsy, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is in complete remission or stable/partial remission for a minimal period of one month And/or Histologically confirmed, by biopsy, Kaposi's sarcoma without stable disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60-100% Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 25,000/mm3 (unless secondary to lymphoma) Hepatic: Transaminases less than 5 times upper limit of normal AND Bilirubin less than 2.0, unless secondary to lymphoma Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Dose reduction of 21% if creatinine clearance 10-50 mL/min Dose reduction of 50% if creatinine clearance less than 10 mL/min Cardiovascular: No active cardiac arrhythmia or angina Pulmonary: Must exclude Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia if there is any suspicion of infection Other: No uncontrolled infections Not pregnant or nursing Adequate contraception for fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Patients with concurrent antiretroviral therapy should be on a stable dose of that therapy for at least one month prior to entry No concurrent cytotoxic chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormone therapy Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00002936
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE DS 95-05
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Lawrence P. Leichman, MD Albany Medical College
PRS Account Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Verification Date February 2013

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