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Piritrexim in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer of the Urinary Tract

2014-08-27 03:58:55 | 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 piritrexim in treating patients with advanced cancer of the urinary tract that has not responded to previous treatment.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the antineoplastic activity of piritrexim and its effect on the survival of patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma previously treated with systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy. II. Evaluate the toxicity of piritrexim in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive piritrexim by mouth 3 times daily, 5 days a week, for 3 weeks followed by 1 week of rest. Patients with responding or stable disease continue treatment every 4 weeks until unacceptable toxicity or progression intervenes.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 40 patients will be entered over 5-6 months if at least 1 response is observed in the first 14 evaluable patients.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Bladder Cancer

Intervention

piritrexim

Location

Emory University Hospital - Atlanta
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30322

Status

Completed

Source

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:55-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Tumors or cancer of the URINARY BLADDER.

A HERNIA-like condition in which the weakened pelvic muscles cause the URINARY BLADDER to drop from its normal position. Fallen urinary bladder is more common in females with the bladder dropping into the VAGINA and less common in males with the bladder dropping into the SCROTUM.

Involuntary discharge of URINE as a result of physical activities that increase abdominal pressure on the URINARY BLADDER without detrusor contraction or overdistended bladder. The subtypes are classified by the degree of leakage, descent and opening of the bladder neck and URETHRA without bladder contraction, and sphincter deficiency.

An abnormal passage in the URINARY BLADDER or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.

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