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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of GPX-100 in treating patients who have solid tumors.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of GPX-100 in outpatients with incurable, solid tumors who are not candidates for effective systemic therapy. II. Evaluate and quantify the toxicity of GPX-100 in this patient population. III. Identify any changes in disease status in this patient population.
OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter, dose escalation study. Patients receive GPX-100 IV once every 3 weeks. Patients receive 2 courses of treatment in the absence of disease progression or dose limiting toxicity. Treatment may continue for up to 6 courses (4 courses with prior doxorubicin) in patients with responding or non-progressing disease. One patient is entered at each of the first 3 dose levels. Cohorts of 3-6 patients are entered at subsequent dose levels. The maximum tolerated dose of GPX-100 is defined as the dose at which no more than 2 instances of dose limiting toxicity are observed in 6 patients.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:36:00-0400
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