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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as polyglutamate camptothecin may be able to deliver the drug directly to tumor cells while leaving normal cells undamaged.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of polyglutamate camptothecin (CT-2106) in patients with advanced malignancies.
- Determine the tolerability of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the safety of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the disease response in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation, multicenter study.
Patients receive polyglutamate camptothecin (CT-2106) IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients receive 2 additional courses beyond confirmation of complete response.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of CT-2106 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
Patients are followed at 3 weeks.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-48 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:15-0400
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