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Tocladesine in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

2014-08-27 03:58:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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 tocladesine in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory multiple myeloma.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of 8-chloro-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (8-chloro-cAMP) in patients with recurrent or refractory multiple myeloma. II. Evaluate the efficacy of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive 8-chloro-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (8-chloro-cAMP) over 120 hours every 2 weeks for up to 4 courses. Beginning with course 5, patients with stable or responsive disease receive 8-chloro-cAMP over 120 hours every 3 weeks until disease progression. Patients are followed every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 29 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm

Intervention

tocladesine

Location

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60611

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:08-0400

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