Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Liver Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving drugs in different ways may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of cisplatin and epinephrine administered directly into the tumor in treating patients who have primary liver cancer that cannot be removed during surgery.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Two-Stage Phase II Safety and Efficacy Study of IntraDose (Cisplatin/Epinephrine) Injectable Gel (MPI 5010) Administered to Patients With Unresectable Primary Hepatocellular Carcinoma|
|Study Start Date:||September 1996|
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and efficacy of cisplatin-epinephrine injectable gel (Intradose MPI-5010) in patients with unresectable primary hepatocellular carcinoma.
OUTLINE: This is an open label, two stage, multicenter study. Patients receive intratumoral treatment with ciplatin-epinephrine (MPI-5010) once weekly, for up to four treatments within a six week period, followed by an evaluation two weeks after last treatment. Immediately after the first course, an optional second course of treatment may be undertaken at the discretion of the investigator. Patients with a complete response, partial response, and/or an increase in necrosis of at least 30% of total treated tumor volume will be followed monthly for up to 6 months. At the completion of 6 months follow up or following documentation of disease progression or development of new tumors, patients are monitored for survival in an extended follow up period. All nonresponders at the last 2 week posttreatment evaluation are entered in the extended follow up and monitored monthly for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Up to 55 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Oncology Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic Cancer Center|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Prince of Wales Hospital|
|Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong|
|Study Chair:||Richard D. Leavitt, MD||Matrix Pharmaceutical|