A Study of DOX-SL in the Treatment of AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma
This study has been completed.
First Posted: August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Stealth liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX-SL) in the long-term treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in patients who previously had good responses to DOX-SL in controlled studies of limited duration, or those with KS who discontinued treatment with another Kaposi's sarcoma therapy because of inadequate efficacy or unacceptable toxicity. To provide a defined protocol for Kaposi's sarcoma patients for whom DOX-SL therapy is indicated.
Drug: Doxorubicin hydrochloride (liposomal)
||Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||Open Trial of DOX-SL (Stealth Liposomal Doxorubicin Hydrochloride) in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma
Patients receive DOX-SL every 3 weeks for a maximum of 20 cycles (including any cycles from a previous DOX-SL study). KS lesions are evaluated prior to administration of each treatment, at the end of the final treatment cycle, and at 4 weeks following the end of the final treatment. Patients who respond will be followed every 2 months for up to 1 year. Study treatment may be interrupted for up to 4 months because of complete response, development of opportunistic infections, or adverse drug effects.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
|Sexes Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Prophylaxis for PCP, cryptococcal, and herpes infections, and antiretroviral therapy provided these doses have been stable for at least 1 month.
- Maintenance therapy for tuberculosis, fungal, and herpes infections.
- Therapy for new episodes of tuberculosis, fungal, and herpes infections except with potentially myelotoxic chemotherapy.
- Foscarnet or ganciclovir for CMV infection.
- Colony stimulating factors and erythropoietin.
Patients must have:
- Moderate to severe AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
- Documented anti-HIV antibody.
- No active opportunistic infection with mycobacteria, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasma, Pneumocystis carinii, or other microorganisms (if under treatment with myelotoxic drugs).
- Eligible KS patients include those who have discontinued therapy in the control arm of a DOX-SL KS study because of side effects or inadequate efficacy OR other KS patients for whom DOX-SL is believed to be indicated. Patients must not be eligible for other Liposome Technology protocols comparing DOX-SL with established therapies.
Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
- Clinically significant cardiac disease.
- Confusion or disorientation.
- Other cytotoxic cancer chemotherapy.
Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:
- Prior neoplasms treated with extensive chemotherapy that, in the investigator's opinion, has led to an irreversibly compromised marrow function.
- History of idiosyncratic or allergic reaction to anthracyclines.
- History of major psychiatric illness.
Excluded within the past 4 weeks:
- Cytotoxic chemotherapy (other than in a qualifying Liposome Technology protocol).
- Interferon treatment.
Excluded within the past 3 weeks:
- Radiation or electron beam therapy.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002319
Jablonowski H, Szelenyi H, Armbrecht C, Mauss S, Niederau C, Strohmeyer G. Liposomal doxorubicin--a new formulation for the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma: a study on safety and efficacy in AIDS patients. Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(1):397 (abstract no PO-B12-1573)
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
||November 2, 1999
||August 31, 2001
|Last Update Posted:
||December 9, 2005
Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
RNA Virus Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
DNA Virus Infections
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action