Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
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 carbendazim in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase I and Pharmacokinetic Study of FB-642 Administered Orally on a Weekly Schedule to Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors|
|Study Start Date:||October 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of oral carbendazim in patients with advanced solid tumors. II. Determine the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of oral carbendazim in these patients. III. Characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of oral carbendazim in these patients. IV. Assess the recommended dose of oral carbendazim to be used in phase II studies. V. Determine preliminary evidence of antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive oral carbendazim weekly for 3 weeks followed by 1 week of rest. Treatment is repeated every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxic effects. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of carbendazim. If dose limiting toxicity (DLT) is seen in 1 of 3 patients treated at a given dose level, 3 additional patients will be entered at the same dose level. Dose escalation continues until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience DLT. Patients are followed for up to 30 days posttreatment.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Up to 35 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Texas|
|Brooke Army Medical Center|
|Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234|
|San Antonio Cancer Institute|
|San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229|
|Study Chair:||Anthony W. Tolcher, MD||San Antonio Cancer Institute|