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LMB-9 Immunotoxin in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

2014-08-27 03:56:47 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: The LMB-9 immunotoxin may be able to locate tumor cells and kill them without harming normal cells. This may be an effective treatment for advanced solid tumors.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of LMB-9 immunotoxin in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors that have not responded to standard therapy.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxic effects and the pharmacokinetics of LMB-9 immunotoxin in patients with advanced solid tumors that express Lewis Y antigen. II. Evaluate the anti-tumor activity and the immunogenicity of this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients receive LMB-9 immunotoxin IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 3, and 5. Patients with negative neutralizing antibody to LMB-9 immunotoxin with stable or responding disease receive additional courses every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of LMB-9 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. Once the MTD is determined, an additional cohort of 6 patients may be treated at the MTD. Patients are followed at 1 month and then every 2 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-30 patients will be accrued within 12-24 months.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Bladder Cancer

Intervention

LMB-9 immunotoxin

Location

Medicine Branch
Bethesda
Maryland
United States
20892

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:47-0400

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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.

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