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PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of celecoxib in treating patients who have progressive metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer.
- Determine the efficacy of celecoxib, in terms of progression-free survival, in patients with progressive metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
- Correlate cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 protein expression in tumor biopsies by immunohistochemistry with clinical response in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral celecoxib twice daily beginning on day 1. Treatment continues for 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who achieve a complete response (CR) receive 3 additional months of therapy beyond documentation of CR.
Patients are followed at 4-8 weeks.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 6 months.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Head and Neck Cancer
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:12-0400
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