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Phase I Study of Amifostine in Patients With Bone Marrow Failure Related to Fanconi's Anemia

2014-08-27 03:57:30 | BioPortfolio

Summary

OBJECTIVES:

I. Evaluate the toxicity of amifostine in patients with bone marrow failure related to Fanconi's anemia.

II. Determine the efficacy of this treatment regimen in this patient population.

III. Evaluate the effect of this treatment regimen on bone marrow progenitor cell proliferation and peripheral blood mononuclear cell apoptosis in these patients.

Description

PROTOCOL OUTLINE:

This is a dose escalation study.

Patients receive amifostine IV over 3-5 minutes three times a week for three weeks.

Cohorts of 3 patients receive one of three dose levels of amifostine. The maximum tolerated dose is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity.

Patients are followed weekly for 3 weeks.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Fanconi's Anemia

Intervention

amifostine

Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:30-0400

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