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Tipifarnib in Treating Patients With Recurrent Bladder Cancer

2014-08-27 03:55:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Tipifarnib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for tumor cell growth.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of tipifarnib in treating patients who have recurrent bladder cancer.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the 1-year recurrence-free survival rate of patients with stage 0 or I recurrent transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder treated with tipifarnib.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive oral tipifarnib twice daily on days 1-21. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 37 patients will be accrued for this study within 18 months.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Bladder Cancer

Intervention

tipifarnib

Location

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60640

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:45-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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.

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