Paclitaxel Plus Chemoprotection With Amifostine in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Chemoprotective drugs, such as amifostine, may protect normal cells from the side effects of chemotherapy.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel plus chemoprotection with amifostine in treating patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: amifostine trihydrate
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Use of Weekly One Hour Paclitaxel Infusion With Dose Escalation for Recurrent and Resistant Cancers, Using Amifostine as a Cytoprotector|
|Study Start Date:||July 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2003|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of weekly paclitaxel following amifostine in patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors. II. Assess tumor response rate and survival in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of paclitaxel. Patients receive amifostine IV over 5 minutes or less on day 0, followed by paclitaxel IV over 1 hour once a week for 6 weeks followed by 2 weeks of rest. Patients with complete or partial response may receive additional courses of therapy. Cohorts of 3-5 patients each receive increasing doses of paclitaxel. The maximum tolerated dose is defined as the dose level prior to the cohort at which 1 of 3-5 patients experience dose limiting toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|State University of New York - Upstate Medical University|
|Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210|
|Study Chair:||Jonathan Wright, MD||State University of New York - Upstate Medical University|