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RATIONALE: Temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
- Assess the efficacy of temsirolimus in patients with recurrent or persistent malignant mixed mesodermal and Mullerian tumors (carcinosarcoma) of the uterus.
- Assess the safety and tolerability of this drug in these patients.
- Evaluate the time to tumor progression in patients treated with this drug.
- Evaluate the progression-free survival (PFS) of patients treated with this drug.
- Evaluate the 6-month PFS rate in patients treated with this drug.
- Evaluate the duration of response in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive temsirolimus IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up periodically for up to 3 years.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:10-0400
Define the maximum tolerated dose and dose limiting side-effects of temsirolimus in combination wtih erlotinib in patients with resistant solid tumors
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