Chemotherapy With Raltitrexed and Fluorouracil in Treating Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002828
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 20, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of raltitrexed and fluorouracil in treating patients who have colorectal cancer that is metastatic, recurrent, or cannot be surgically removed.


Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer
Drug: fluorouracil
Drug: raltitrexed
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PHASE I TRIAL OF SEQUENTIAL TOMUDEX AND 5-FLUOROURACIL IN SUBJECTS WITH ADVANCED COLORECTAL CARCINOMA

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: April 1995
Study Completion Date: November 2001
Primary Completion Date: November 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of raltitrexed when administered with fluorouracil in patients with advanced colorectal carcinoma. II. Determine the toxicity and safety of this regimen in these patients. III. Assess, in a preliminary manner, the antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of raltitrexed. Patients receive raltitrexed IV over 15 minutes followed 24 hours later by fluorouracil IV. Treatment continues every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of raltitrexed until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose immediately preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. An additional 6-10 patients are treated at the MTD. Patients are followed for 6 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study within 5-20 months.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic, locally recurrent, or surgically unresectable colorectal carcinoma Measurable disease No CNS metastasis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL SGOT no greater than 2.5 times normal (5 times normal if known liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other: No severe concurrent infection Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen Prior fluorouracil-based regimen for advanced colorectal cancer allowed Prior fluorouracil with radiotherapy not considered therapy for advanced disease At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (8 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas) and recovered Endocrine therapy: No concurrent steroids except for antiemesis or as replacement therapy Radiotherapy: See Chemotherapy No prior radiotherapy to more than 30% of bone marrow Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior surgery unless fully recovered Other: No concurrent vitamin supplements containing folic acid No other concurrent anticancer therapy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002828

Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Gary K. Schwartz, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002828     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 95-021, CDR0000065019, ZENECA-MSKCC-95021A4, NCI-V96-0987
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 20, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
stage III colon cancer
stage IV colon cancer
stage III rectal cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
recurrent colon cancer
recurrent rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Fluorouracil
Raltitrexed
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Folic Acid Antagonists
Enzyme Inhibitors

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