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Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Endometrial Carcinoma (Cancer)

2014-08-27 03:54:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well docetaxel works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent endometrial carcinoma (cancer).

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the antitumor activity of docetaxel in patients with recurrent or persistent endometrial carcinoma.

- Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-51 patients will be accrued for this study within 10-18 months.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Endometrial Cancer

Intervention

docetaxel

Location

Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35294-3300

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:18-0400

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