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Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Gynecologic Sarcomas

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006005
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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July 5, 2000
January 27, 2003
June 21, 2013
September 2000
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Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Gynecologic Sarcomas
Phase II Study of Thalidomide (NSC #66847) in Patients With Sarcomas of Gynecologic Origin

RATIONALE: Thalidomide may stop the growth of gynecologic sarcomas by stopping blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of thalidomide in treating patients who have recurrent or persistent gynecologic sarcomas.


  • Determine the impact on survival and the antitumor effects of thalidomide in patients with sarcomas or carcinosarcoma (mixed mesodermal tumors) of gynecologic origin.
  • Determine the safety and side effect profiles of the target dose of this treatment regimen in this patient population.
  • Determine the antiangiogenic and immunologic effects of this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral thalidomide daily. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 18 months.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Sarcoma
Drug: thalidomide
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August 2006
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  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed sarcoma or carcinosarcoma (mixed mesodermal tumors) of gynecologic origin not amenable to resection or radiotherapy
  • Measurable disease

    • Lesions accurately measured in at least 1 dimension of at least 20 mm in longest diameter with conventional techniques or at least 10 mm with helical CT scan
    • Histologically or cytologically confirmed neoplastic nature if solitary lesion
    • No nonmeasurable disease, defined as:

      • Bone lesions
      • Leptomeningeal disease
      • Ascites
      • Pleural/pericardial effusion
      • Inflammatory breast disease
      • Lymphangitis cutis/pulmonis
      • Unconfirmed abdominal masses not followed by imaging techniques
      • Cystic lesions
  • Documented recurrence or persistence following appropriate surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy
  • Postmenopausal or status post hysterectomy



  • Not specified

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Granulocyte count at least 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin normal
  • Transaminases less than 2.5 times upper limit of normal


  • Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL


  • No grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy
  • No medical or social factors that would preclude study, including inability to take oral medication
  • No other serious illness requiring immediate therapy
  • Not pregnant


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks since mitomycin or nitrosoureas)

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • At least 30 days since any prior noncytotoxic experimental antiemetic or antifungal investigational drug
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Child, Adult, Senior
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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New York University Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Scott Wadler, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
August 2004

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