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In this research study, the investigators are evaluating the clinical benefit of everolimus in cancer patients with TSC1 or TSC2 mutations.
This research study is a Phase II clinical trial, which tests the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug called everolimus to learn whether the drug works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that the drug is being studied. It also means that the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved everolimus for your type of cancer.
Everolimus is a drug that may stop cancer cells from growing by blocking an important factor (mTOR) involved in the growth of cells. This drug has been used in treatment for other cancers and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of several types of cancer, including renal cell carcinoma. Treatment with this drug has been associated with responses in some patients whose cancers had mutations in TSC1 or TSC2. The investigators think that patients whose tumors have mutations in TSC1 or TSC2 may have a good chance of responding to treatment with drugs like everolimus.
Patients who fulfill eligibility criteria will be entered into the trial.The participant will be given a study drug-dosing calendar for each treatment cycle. Each treatment cycle lasts 28 days (4 weeks), during which time the participant will be taking the study drug orally (by mouth) once daily. The diary will also include special instructions for taking the study drug. In addition to the administration of the study drugs the participant will be asked to return to the clinic at various time points so that additional exams can be performed. These study visits may last as long as 2 hours.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-10-06T18:08:21-0400
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