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Pyrazoloacridine in Treating Patients With Metastatic Skin or Eye Melanoma

2014-08-27 03:58:32 | 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 pyrazoloacridine in treating patients who have metastatic skin or eye melanoma.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Assess the antitumor activity of pyrazoloacridine (PZA) in chemotherapy naive patients with metastatic cutaneous or ocular melanoma.

- Determine the toxic effects of PZA in this patient population.

- Determine the pharmacokinetic profile of PZA in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified into cutaneous or ocular melanoma treatment groups.

Patients receive pyrazoloacridine IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment continues every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 28-70 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Intraocular Melanoma

Intervention

pyrazoloacridine

Location

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21231-2410

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:32-0400

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