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Lepirudin in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer

2014-08-27 03:58:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Anticoagulants, such as lepirudin, may help prevent blood clots from forming in patients who have received chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of lepirudin in treating patients with recurrent or advanced small cell lung cancer.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the dose, safety, and antitumor response rate of lepirudin in patients with recurrent or extensive stage small cell lung cancer previously treated with chemotherapy.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation (in individual patients) study. Patients receive dose escalated lepirudin subcutaneously once or twice a day for 3-4 days. Dose escalation continues in each patient until aPTT prolongation occurs or the maximum dose level is reached. The patient then continues treatment on the maximum tolerated dose. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-35 patients will be accrued for this study within 18-24 months.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Lung Cancer

Intervention

lepirudin

Location

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon
New Hampshire
United States
03756

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:33-0400

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