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SU5416 in Treating Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
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First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: August 22, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

RATIONALE: SU5416 may stop the growth of Kaposi's sarcoma by stopping blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of SU5416 in treating patients who have AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sarcoma Drug: semaxanib Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Dose Escalating Study in Patients With Cutaneous AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Study Start Date: July 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and tolerability of SU5416 in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma. II. Determine the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients. III. Evaluate the antitumor effects and biological activity of this regimen in these patients. IV. Determine the safety of this regimen on HIV replication and immune parameters in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study. Patients receive SU5416 by intravenous injection twice weekly for 4 weeks. Patients may continue treatment for a maximum of 1 year in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. In the absence of dose limiting toxicity (DLT) in the first 6 patients treated, subsequent cohorts of 6 patients each receive escalating doses of SU5416 on the same schedule. If DLT occurs in 2 of 6 patients at a given dose level, then dose escalation ceases and the next lower dose is declared the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). Six additional patients are treated at the MTD. Patients are followed at 30 days after the last treatment, and every 3 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue a maximum of 30 patients.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Biopsy proven Kaposi's sarcoma that is stable or progressing while receiving standard therapy HIV positive No severe pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma Five measurable lesions of at least 10 mm or lesions present for at least 30 days OR KS-related generalized edema or edema of the extremities without evidence of active mucocutaneous lesions

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 750/mm3 without transfusion Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL without transfusion Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 without transfusion Hepatic: AST/ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL (3.0 mg/dL if concurrent indinavir therapy) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.8 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Other: Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception No known allergy to Cremophor or Cremophor based drug product No concurrent uncontrolled serious infection such as: Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Toxoplasma brain abscess CMV retinitis or colitis Cryptococcal meningitis Symptomatic Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare No other active malignancy except: Basal cell carcinoma of the skin Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No other acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 2 weeks since prior biologic therapy for AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma At least 2 weeks since prior immunotherapy for AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and recovered At least 2 weeks since prior epoetin alfa, filgrastim (G-CSF), or sargramostim (GM-CSF) No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: At least 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy for AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and recovered No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 2 weeks since prior hormonal therapy for AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma No concurrent hormonal therapy (including beta-HCG) Radiotherapy: Recovered from prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: At least 4 weeks since prior surgery and recovered No prior biopsy of measurable lesion Other: No prior laser therapy to measurable lesion Stable antiretroviral therapy for at least 2 weeks At least 3 weeks since other investigational drugs No concurrent local or topical therapy for disease No other concurrent investigational agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003720

United States, California
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033-0800
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
St. Francis Hospital
San Francisco, California, United States, 94109
United States, New York
Kaplan Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Alison L. Hannah, MBBS SUGEN
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT00003720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUGEN-SU5416.003
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: August 22, 2012

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma
recurrent Kaposi sarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue processed this record on September 20, 2017