Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Unresectable Primary or Metastatic Kidney Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of pyrazoloacridine in treating patients who have unresectable primary or metastatic kidney cancer that has not been previously treated.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Pyrazoloacridine (PZA) in Previously Untreated Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Patients|
- Patient Response [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
IV (by vein) over 3 hours every 3 weeks
Other Name: PZA
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate, duration, and survival in previously untreated patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with pyrazoloacridine (PZA). II. Determine the nature, degree, and duration of toxic effects of PZA in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive pyrazoloacridine IV over 3 hours every 3 weeks. The minimum treatment period is 2 courses with tumor restaging at 6 weeks. Patients with complete remission (CR) or partial remission (PR) may continue on treatment until refractory (PR) or for at least 3 additional courses (CR). Patients with stable disease continue on therapy for at least 2 more courses. Patients are followed until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-37 patients will be accrued for this study within 24 months.
|Study Chair:||Yehuda Z. Patt, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|