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RATIONALE: Some tumors need growth factors produced by the body to keep growing. Suramin may interfere with the growth factor and stop the tumor from growing.
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the response of patients with adrenocortical carcinoma treated with suramin. II. Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of this therapy.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to stage, performance status, and prior radiotherapy, surgery, and mitotane therapy. Patients receive suramin IV for 5 days in the first week, then twice a week for 2 weeks, and then weekly for a total of 12 weeks. Hydrocortisone is taken PO twice daily. Following a 12 week rest, patients receive a second course; those with stable or responding disease continue treatment for a maximum of four courses.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 40 patients will be accrued at a rate of 6-7 per year.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
suramin, therapeutic hydrocortisone
MBCCOP - University of South Alabama
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:36:08-0400
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One current hypothesis as to what limits duration of initial hormone response is the rapid emergence of hormone resistant prostate carcinoma cells. Suramin has shown effectiveness as a tr...
This is a Phase II study of intravenous Bevacizumab in patients with pathologically confirmed nonresectable primary adrenocortical cancer (ACC). Patients must have received no prior therap...
The use of Iressa will result in a greater than 20% response rate in patients with nonresectable adrenocortical cancer who have previously been treated with one other form of systemic ther...
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare endocrine malignancy. Despite complete resection of early-stage disease recurrence rates in ACC are very high (60%.70%). Patients with Ki67 ≥ 10% ...
The management of patients with adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is challenging. As mitotane and chemotherapy show limited efficacy, there is an urgent need to develop therapeutic approaches. The aim of...
Current workup for the pre-operative distinction between frequent adrenocortical adenomas (ACA) and rare but aggressive adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) combines imaging and biochemical testing. We her...
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an endocrine malignancy with poor prognosis, which commonly arises in a sporadic manner, but may also become a part of a familial syndrome. ACC rarely arises simultan...
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare endocrine malignant disease with a generally unfavorable but heterogeneous prognosis. Although even in advanced stages a subset of patients experiences long-term dis...
Feminizing adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is rare. The source of estrogens production and the underlying mechanism remain unclear.
A benign neoplasm of the ADRENAL CORTEX. It is characterized by a well-defined nodular lesion, usually less than 2.5 cm. Most adrenocortical adenomas are nonfunctional. The functional ones are yellow and contain LIPIDS. Depending on the cell type or cortical zone involved, they may produce ALDOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and/or ANDROSTENEDIONE.
A malignant neoplasm of the ADRENAL CORTEX. Adrenocortical carcinomas are unencapsulated anaplastic (ANAPLASIA) masses sometimes exceeding 20 cm or 200 g. They are more likely to be functional than nonfunctional, and produce ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES that may result in hypercortisolism (CUSHING SYNDROME); HYPERALDOSTERONISM; and/or VIRILISM.
Excess production of ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES such as ALDOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and/or ANDROSTENEDIONE. Hyperadrenal syndromes include CUSHING SYNDROME; HYPERALDOSTERONISM; and VIRILISM.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
A condition in which abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct, lobule, or nipple to other tissues of the breast. There are 3 types of breast carcinoma in situ: DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU; LOBULAR CARCINOMA IN SITU; and PAGET DISEASE OF THE NIPPLE
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...