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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of irinotecan in treating patients who have advanced neuroendocrine tumors.
- Determine the efficacy of irinotecan in terms of tumor response, time to tumor progression, and survival in patients with advanced high grade neuroendocrine tumors.
- Evaluate the dose limiting and nondose limiting toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive irinotecan IV over 90 minutes once weekly for 4 weeks. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10-31 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:07-0400
Irinotecan Followed By Fluorouracil and Leucovorin in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Colorectal Carcinoma (Cancer), Other Refractory Carcinoma, or Metastatic Adenoma (Cancer) of Unknown Primary Origin
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation the...
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of veliparib when given together with irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with cancer that has spread to other parts of ...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. PURPOS...
This is a randomized phase III trial comparing cisplatin with or without gemcitabine in patients with carcinoma of unknown primary and a predicted favorable prognosis. The purpose of this...
To compare the effects of irinotecan hydrochloride with cisplatin to the "standard" regimen etoposide plus cisplatin on overall survival, in chemotherapy-naive patients with newly diagnose...
There are few published studies to guide the treatment of carcinoma metastatic to the neck from an unknown primary (CUP). In this regard, the objective of the current study was to share the authors' c...
We report a case of triple negative spindle cell carcinoma of the breast, responsive to irinotecan chemotherapy. A 49-year old woman who had a tumor in the chest wall with a skin ulcer visited our hos...
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Metastases in which the tissue of origin is unknown.
A carcinoma arising from MERKEL CELLS located in the basal layer of the epidermis and occurring most commonly as a primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. Merkel cells are tactile cells of neuroectodermal origin and histologically show neurosecretory granules. The skin of the head and neck are a common site of Merkel cell carcinoma, occurring generally in elderly patients. (Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1245)
A condition in which abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct, lobule, or nipple to other tissues of the breast. There are 3 types of breast carcinoma in situ: DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU; LOBULAR CARCINOMA IN SITU; and PAGET DISEASE OF THE NIPPLE
A transplantable carcinoma of the rat that originally appeared spontaneously in the mammary gland of a pregnant albino rat, and which now resembles a carcinoma in young transplants and a sarcoma in older transplants. (Stedman, 25th ed)
An adenocarcinoma characterized by the presence of cells resembling the glandular cells of the ENDOMETRIUM. It is a common histological type of ovarian CARCINOMA and ENDOMETRIAL CARCINOMA. There is a high frequency of co-occurrence of this form of adenocarcinoma in both tissues.
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...
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