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A Phase I Trial of Tecogalan Sodium ( DS-4152 ) Administered as an Infusion Weekly x 4

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the safety of different doses and dosing regimens of tecogalan sodium (DS-4152) and to establish the MTD at each of the different dosing schedules.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sarcoma, Kaposi HIV Infections Drug: Tecogalan sodium Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Patients receive intravenous DS-4152 by infusion weekly for 4 weeks, followed by 2 weeks of rest; courses may repeat. Patients undergo weekly follow-up. A punch biopsy will be obtained from patients with Kaposi's sarcoma.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Trial of Tecogalan Sodium ( DS-4152 ) Administered as an Infusion Weekly x 4

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Kaposi's sarcoma plus HIV infection OR metastatic solid tumor.
  • Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks.
  • NO symptomatic AIDS-defining opportunistic infection within the past 4 weeks.
  • Recovered from toxicity of any prior anticancer therapy.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Leukemia or lymphoma.
  • Current gastrointestinal bleeding by stool guaiac.
  • Extensive bone metastases or significant radiographic osteoporosis in patients with solid tumors.
  • Active heart disease such as uncontrolled angina, uncompensated congestive heart failure, or dysrhythmias requiring antiarrhythmics.
  • Acute intercurrent infection other than genital herpes.
  • Symptomatic or known central nervous system involvement (including brain metastases) unless stable and off therapy.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Other anticancer therapy.
  • Other investigational agents.

Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:

  • History of acute or chronic gastrointestinal bleeding or inflammatory bowel disease.
  • History of myocardial infarction within past 6 months.

Prior Medication:


  • Anticancer therapy within the past 3 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosourea or mitomycin C).
  • Investigational agents within the past 4 weeks.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002137

United States, California
Kenneth Norris Jr Cancer Ctr / USC
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Daiichi Pharmaceuticals

Tulpule A, Snyder JC, Espina BM, Higashi L, Satomi M, Lombardy EE. A phase I study of tecogalan, a novel angiogenesis inhibitor in the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and solid tumors (meeting abstract). Gill PS. Blood 1994;84(10, Suppl 1):248a Identifier: NCT00002137     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 088B
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: April 1996

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Antineoplastic Agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue