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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of pyroxamide in patients with advanced malignancies.
- Define, qualitatively and quantitatively, the dose-limiting and non-dose-limiting toxic effects of this drug in these patients.
- Describe the pharmacologic behavior of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.
Patients receive pyroxamide IV continuously over 5-7 days. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of pyroxamide until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which at least 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
Patients are followed monthly for resolution of adverse events.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 32 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:53-0400
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