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Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma or Bone Sarcoma

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: NCT00031915
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2013
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE March 8, 2002
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted Date June 19, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE June 2002
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00031915 on Archive Site
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 Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma or Bone Sarcoma
Official Title  ICMJE Phase II Trial of Gleevec (Formerly Known as STI571) in Patients With Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas: A Multi-Disciplinary Trial of the North American Sarcoma Study Group of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for cancer cell growth.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of imatinib mesylate in treating patients who have metastatic or unresectable locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma or bone sarcoma.

Detailed Description


  • Determine the efficacy of imatinib mesylate, as measured by response rate, in patients with metastatic or unresectable locally advanced soft tissue or bone sarcoma who have failed one or more prior treatment regimens.
  • Determine the clinical and laboratory toxic effects of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease subtype.

Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate twice daily. Treatment continues for 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60-120 patients (6-12 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Childhood Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
  • Sarcoma
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: imatinib mesylate
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Chugh R, Wathen JK, Maki RG, Benjamin RS, Patel SR, Meyers PA, Priebat DA, Reinke DK, Thomas DG, Keohan ML, Samuels BL, Baker LH. Phase II multicenter trial of imatinib in 10 histologic subtypes of sarcoma using a bayesian hierarchical statistical model. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 1;27(19):3148-53. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.20.5054. Epub 2009 May 18. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol. 2009 Sep 20;27(27):4630. Myers, Paul A [corrected to Meyers, Paul A].

*   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
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 2007
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic or unresectable locally advanced (stage IV or recurrent) soft tissue or bone sarcoma

    • Eligible subtypes:

      • Ewing's family (e.g., primitive neuroectodermal tumor)
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Synovial sarcoma
      • Rhabdomyosarcoma (e.g., alveolar, embryonal, or pleomorphic)
      • Liposarcoma (all variants)
      • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
      • Peripheral nerve sheath (e.g., malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, neurofibrosarcoma, or schwannoma)
      • Fibrosarcoma
      • Angiosarcoma (all variants)
    • Failed standard therapy with no available salvage regimens
  • Unidimensionally measurable target lesions by x-ray, CT scan, MRI, PET, or physical examination

    • Must be outside prior irradiation fields or have documented disease progression at least 6 weeks after completion of prior radiotherapy



  • 10 and over

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Bilirubin no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT and AST less than 2.5 times ULN


  • Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception during and for at least 1 week after study participation for female patients and for at least 3 months after study participation for male patients


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • No hormonal birth control


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • Not specified


  • At least 28 days since any prior systemic therapy
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 10 Years and older   (Child, 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 NCT00031915
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000069239
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 National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Lee J. Helman, MD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PRS Account National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Verification Date October 2003

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