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Picoplatin is a new platinum-based chemotherapy drug that has been studied in a variety of cancers. Phase 1 and 2 studies have demonstrated that picoplatin may be effective in patients whose cancer returns or does not improve after treatment with chemotherapy. In these studies, picoplatin was administered intravenously. A capsule containing picoplatin has been formulated. This study will investigate the activity of the oral capsule in humans. Participants with advanced solid tumors will be enrolled.
The primary study design is a randomized, two-period crossover, open label study in which a single dose (Cycle 1) of picoplatin will be given either IV or by oral capsule, followed 4 weeks later by a single dose (Cycle 2) of picoplatin given either IV or by oral capsule (whichever route was not used in Cycle 1). Participants may continue to receive cycles of IV picoplatin every 3 weeks, beginning with Cycle 3, as part of a Continuation Study.
This study will determine the relative safety, bioavailability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and urinary excretion of picoplatin administered orally with reference to picoplatin administered intravenously.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Georgia Cancer Specialists
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:38:55-0400
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Tumors or cancer of the URINARY BLADDER.
A HERNIA-like condition in which the weakened pelvic muscles cause the URINARY BLADDER to drop from its normal position. Fallen urinary bladder is more common in females with the bladder dropping into the VAGINA and less common in males with the bladder dropping into the SCROTUM.
Involuntary discharge of URINE as a result of physical activities that increase abdominal pressure on the URINARY BLADDER without detrusor contraction or overdistended bladder. The subtypes are classified by the degree of leakage, descent and opening of the bladder neck and URETHRA without bladder contraction, and sphincter deficiency.
An abnormal passage in the URINARY BLADDER or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.
Blocked urine flow through the bladder neck, the narrow internal urethral opening at the base of the URINARY BLADDER. Narrowing or strictures of the URETHRA can be congenital or acquired. It is often observed in males with enlarged PROSTATE glands.
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