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Decitabine in Treating Patients With Melanoma or Other Advanced 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: NCT00002980
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 3, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 1, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 3, 2004
Last Update Posted Date February 15, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE May 1997
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
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 Decitabine in Treating Patients With Melanoma or Other Advanced Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase I Study of the Biologic and Clinical Effects of 5-AZA-2'Deoxycytidine (DAC) in Patients With Advanced Malignancies
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of decitabine in treating patients with stage III or stage IV melanoma or other advanced cancer that has not responded to previous therapy.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Identify dosage level(s) of decitabine (DAC) that show biologic activity and acceptable side effects. II. Describe the side effects and toxicity of DAC at the doses studied. III. Determine the steady state DAC serum levels at the doses studied. IV. Document any clinical responses to DAC.

OUTLINE: A dose escalation schedule for the administration of decitabine (DAC) is being used to determine the MTD and biologically active dose. Patients are given two 12 hour continuous infusions per day, for 3 days at each dose level. A minimum of 3 patients are enrolled at each dose level until dose limiting toxicity (DLT) or biologic activity is observed. If DLT or biologic activity is observed at a particular dose level, an additional 3 patients are enrolled, for a total of 6. If 2 or more patients experience DLT, dose escalation is ceased.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 24 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Precancerous Condition
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: decitabine
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
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Stage III (nonresectable) and IV melanoma, or any other advanced metastatic malignancy for which all standard therapy has failed Must have at least two cutaneous, mucosal or lymph nodal lesions that can be biopsied or one lesion large enough to be biopsied twice

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 WBC at least 3500/mm3 Absolute granulocyte count at least 1500/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL SGOT and SGPT less than 2.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.8 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant Not HIV or hepatitis BsAg positive No major systemic infections No coagulation disorders No major illness of cardiovascular or respiratory systems No symptomatic CNS disease or evidence of cerebral edema

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No therapy for cancer within the past month

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 NCT00002980
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000065502
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 California Cancer Consortium
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD University of Southern California
PRS Account National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Verification Date May 2007

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