Decitabine in Treating Patients With Melanoma or Other Advanced Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of decitabine in treating patients with stage III or stage IV melanoma or other advanced cancer that has not responded to previous therapy.
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Study of the Biologic and Clinical Effects of 5-AZA-2'Deoxycytidine (DAC) in Patients With Advanced Malignancies|
|Study Start Date:||May 1997|
OBJECTIVES: I. Identify dosage level(s) of decitabine (DAC) that show biologic activity and acceptable side effects. II. Describe the side effects and toxicity of DAC at the doses studied. III. Determine the steady state DAC serum levels at the doses studied. IV. Document any clinical responses to DAC.
OUTLINE: A dose escalation schedule for the administration of decitabine (DAC) is being used to determine the MTD and biologically active dose. Patients are given two 12 hour continuous infusions per day, for 3 days at each dose level. A minimum of 3 patients are enrolled at each dose level until dose limiting toxicity (DLT) or biologic activity is observed. If DLT or biologic activity is observed at a particular dose level, an additional 3 patients are enrolled, for a total of 6. If 2 or more patients experience DLT, dose escalation is ceased.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 24 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, California|
|Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope|
|Duarte, California, United States, 91010|
|Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033|
|USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033-0800|
|University of California Davis Cancer Center|
|Sacramento, California, United States, 95817|
|Study Chair:||Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD||University of Southern California|