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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate to 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene (HMAF) as salvage chemotherapy in patients with relapsed or refractory non-small cell lung cancer. II. Determine the duration of response to this regimen in this patient population. III. Determine the effect of prior response to chemotherapy on the response to HMAF in these patients. IV. Determine the survival and failure-free survival of patients treated with HMAF. V. Evaluate the toxicity profile of HMAF as salvage therapy in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified into relapsed or refractory patient groups based on results achieved with prior therapy. Patients receive 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene IV over 5 minutes daily for 5 days. Courses repeat every 28 days. Patients with stable or responding disease are treated for a minimum of 6 courses (2 courses beyond optimal response) in the absence of unacceptable toxic effects or disease progression. Patients are followed at least every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 66 patients (33 for each stratum) will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Birmingham
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:56:59-0400
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Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.
Nuclear phosphoprotein encoded by the p53 gene (GENES, P53) whose normal function is to control CELL PROLIFERATION and APOPTOSIS. A mutant or absent p53 protein has been found in LEUKEMIA; OSTEOSARCOMA; LUNG CANCER; and COLORECTAL CANCER.
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
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