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RATIONALE: Arsenic trioxide may kill tumor cells that have become resistant to standard chemotherapy regimens.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of arsenic trioxide in patients with recurrent urothelial carcinoma of the bladder, urethra, ureter, or renal pelvis. II. Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive arsenic trioxide IV over 1 hour on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a minimum of 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who achieve complete response receive 2 additional courses. Patients are followed every 2 months for 1 year after registration and then every 6 months for 1 year or until disease progression or relapse.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-35 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Birmingham
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:10-0400
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as arsenic trioxide use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying h...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as arsenic trioxide, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. C...
Additional active agents are needed to further improve the treatment of patients with CLL/SLL. Increasing information exists regarding the activity of arsenic trioxide in other hematologic...
This pilot clinical trial studies how well arsenic trioxide and itraconazole work in treating patients with basal cell cancer that has spread to other places in the body and usually cannot...
The purpose of this study is to find out the effectiveness and side effects of arsenic trioxide in combination with low-dose ara-C.
As a fifth most common cancer type, Hepatocellularcarcinoma (HCC) ranked third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Arsenic trioxide (AsO) is known as chemotherapeutic agent against few cancer in...
Populations exposed to arsenic in drinking water have an increased bladder cancer risk and evidence suggests that several factors may modify arsenic metabolism, influencing disease risk. We evaluated ...
Arsenic exposure is an environmental risk factor for urothelial carcinoma (UC). The natural history of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) differs from that of bladder cancer (BC). However, the ri...
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A shiny gray element with atomic symbol As, atomic number 33, and atomic weight 75. It occurs throughout the universe, mostly in the form of metallic arsenides. Most forms are toxic. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), arsenic and certain arsenic compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
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.
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Erectile Dysfunction Urology Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract and diseases that affect it. Examples include urethritis, urethrostenosis and incontinence. Urology is a su...