Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Metastases
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy in treating patients who have brain metastases.
Biological: monoclonal antibody Me1-14 F(ab')2
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||PROTOCOL FOR A PHASE I STUDY OF INTRATHECAL MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY FRAGMENT 131I Me1-14 F(ab')2 IN PATIENTS WITH NEOPLASMS METASTATIC TO THE LEPTOMENINGES|
|Study Start Date:||July 1989|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2004|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of 131-iodine-labeled monoclonal antibody fragment Me1-14 F(ab')2 administered intrathecally in patients with neoplasms metastatic to the leptomeninges. II. Identify objective therapeutic responses to this treatment.
OUTLINE: Radioimmunotherapy. Iodine-131-Labeled Monoclonal Antibody Fragment Me1-14 F(ab')2, 131I-Me1-14 F(ab')2.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Three to 6 patients will be treated at each dose studied.
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Study Chair:||Darell D. Bigner, MD, PhD||Duke University|