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Tipifarnib in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome

2014-08-27 03:57:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Tipifarnib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for cancer cell growth.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of tipifarnib in treating patients who have myelodysplastic syndrome.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the toxicity profile and antitumor activity of tipifarnib in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive oral tipifarnib twice daily on weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7. Courses repeat every 8 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of tipifarnib 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. An additional 6 patients are then accrued to receive treatment at the MTD.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40-65 patients will be accrued for this study within 18 months.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Leukemia

Intervention

tipifarnib

Location

University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
Texas
United States
77030-4009

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:38-0400

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