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PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of imatinib mesylate in treating patients who have recurrent small cell lung cancer.
- Determine the response rate, time to progression, and overall survival of patients with recurrent small cell lung cancer treated with imatinib mesylate.
- Correlate the presence of c-Kit mutations in tumor tissue with treatment response in patients treated with this drug.
- Correlate individual patient variation in clinical (toxicity and/or activity), pharmacologic (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters), and/or biologic (correlative laboratory study results) responses to this drug with genetic differences in proteins involved in drug response (transport, metabolism, and/or mechanism of action).
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to length of prior therapy (less than 3 months vs at least 3 months).
Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate twice daily for 28 days. Courses continue in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.*
Patients are followed every 3 months until disease progression and then every 6 months for up to 3 years after registration.
NOTE: *Patients who develop CNS metastasis as the only site of disease progression receive therapeutic whole-brain radiotherapy and then resume study therapy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 41 patients for stratum I will be accrued within 21 months and 50 patients for stratum II will be accrued within 25 months for this study.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:33-0400
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