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Bryostatin 1 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer

2014-08-27 03:58:26 | 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 bryostatin 1 in treating patients who have metastatic kidney cancer.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate to bryostatin 1 in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. II. Assess the toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population. III. Determine the time to disease progression in patients receiving this treatment regimen. IV. Determine the overall survival of this patient population treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive bryostatin 1 IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment continues every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progresssion. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 24-35 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Kidney Cancer

Intervention

bryostatin 1

Location

Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
Flemington
New Jersey
United States
08822

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:26-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A complication of kidney diseases characterized by cell death involving KIDNEY PAPILLA in the KIDNEY MEDULLA. Damages to this area may hinder the kidney to concentrate urine resulting in POLYURIA. Sloughed off necrotic tissue may block KIDNEY PELVIS or URETER. Necrosis of multiple renal papillae can lead to KIDNEY FAILURE.

The outer zone of the KIDNEY, beneath the capsule, consisting of KIDNEY GLOMERULUS; KIDNEY TUBULES, DISTAL; and KIDNEY TUBULES, PROXIMAL.

Long convoluted tubules in the nephrons. They collect filtrate from blood passing through the KIDNEY GLOMERULUS and process this filtrate into URINE. Each renal tubule consists of a BOWMAN CAPSULE; PROXIMAL KIDNEY TUBULE; LOOP OF HENLE; DISTAL KIDNEY TUBULE; and KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCT leading to the central cavity of the kidney (KIDNEY PELVIS) that connects to the URETER.

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Abnormal enlargement or swelling of a KIDNEY due to dilation of the KIDNEY CALICES and the KIDNEY PELVIS. It is often associated with obstruction of the URETER or chronic kidney diseases that prevents normal drainage of urine into the URINARY BLADDER.

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