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Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Myelofibrosis

2014-08-27 03:56:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Thalidomide may stop the growth of myelofibrosis by stopping blood flow to the cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of thalidomide in treating patients who have myelofibrosis.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine whether thalidomide is an effective therapeutic agent, in terms of anemia and/or organomegaly, in patients with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia.

- Determine the effects of this regimen on the myelofibrotic stroma with respect to microvascular architecture and angiogenesis, collagen and reticulin deposition, and the expression of the mediating growth factors bFGF, TGF-b, and PDGF and their respective receptors in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive oral thalidomide once daily for 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable or responding disease may receive 1 additional year of therapy.

Patients are followed every 6 months until 5 years from study entry.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders

Intervention

thalidomide

Location

CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale
Arizona
United States
85259-5404

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:55-0400

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