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Bryostatin-1 Plus Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Advanced Cancer of the Cervix

2014-07-24 14:35:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bryostatin-1 plus cisplatin in treating patients who have recurrent or advanced cancer of the cervix.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and efficacy of bryostatin-1 plus cisplatin in patients with recurrent or advanced carcinoma of the cervix. II. Determine the response rate, progression free interval, and duration of survival of these patients when treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive bryostatin-1 IV over 1 hour and cisplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment continues every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 37 patients will be accrued for this study over 2-3 years.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cervical Cancer

Intervention

bryostatin 1, cisplatin

Location

Albert Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center
Bronx
New York
United States
10461

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:35:24-0400

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Morphological abnormalities of the cervical EPITHELIUM, usually revealed in PAP SMEAR, which do not meet the criteria for squamous CERVICAL INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA or SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMAS of the CERVIX . It may be a sign of infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV).or sign of a benign (not cancer) growth, such as a cyst or polyp or, in menopausal women, of low hormone levels. More testing, such as HPV test, may be needed.

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