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A Study of Patupilone in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors and Varying Degrees of Hepatic Function

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2007
Last updated: January 9, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
Patients who participated in the core EPO2121 study and did not clinically progress may participate in this extension protocol to further evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of patupilone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Malignancies Tumors Drug: Patupilone/EPO906 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Phase I Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Patupilone in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors and Varying Degrees of Hepatic Function

Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability in patients with hepatic impairment will be assessed by adverse events (AEs), serious adverse events (SAEs) and out of range lab values [ Time Frame: at completion of the study ]
  • To evaluate the preliminary anti-tumor activity which will be assessed by radiological scans every 6 weeks [ Time Frame: at completion of the study ]

Enrollment: 14
Study Start Date: May 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A (Normal liver function) Drug: Patupilone/EPO906
Experimental: Arm B (Mild liver dysfunction) Drug: Patupilone/EPO906
Experimental: Arm C (Moderate liver dysfunction) Drug: Patupilone/EPO906


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completion of the core study is required for participation in the extension.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Performance Status score of: 0 - you are fully active and more or less as you were before your illness; 1 - you cannot carry out heavy physical work, but can do anything else; or 2 - you are up and about more than half the day, you can look after yourself, but are not well enough to work.
  • Life expectancy of 3 months or more
  • Patients with measurable or evaluable disease who have histologically documented advanced solid tumor and who have progressed after systemic therapy or for whom standard systemic therapy does not exist

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease
  • Known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Presence of any other active or suspected acute or chronic uncontrolled infection
  • Severe cardiac insufficiency, with uncontrolled and/or unstable cardiac or coronary artery disease
  • History of another malignancy within 5 years prior to study entry, except for curatively treated non-melanotic skin cancer or cervical cancer in situ

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00421044

United States, California
University of California San Diego/Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093-0987
United States, Texas
Institute for Drug Development Cancer Therapy & Research Center/The University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmeceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00421044     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00478920
Other Study ID Numbers: CEPO906A2121E1
Study First Received: January 9, 2007
Last Updated: January 9, 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Solid Tumors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epothilone B
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 23, 2017