Oxaliplatin and Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of oxaliplatin and gemcitabine in treating patients who have advanced cancer.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Study of Oxaliplatin in Combination With Gemcitabine|
|Study Start Date:||October 1999|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and dose limiting toxicities of gemcitabine in combination with oxaliplatin in patients with advanced malignancies. II. Determine the pharmacokinetics of oxaliplatin and gemcitabine in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, dose escalation study of gemcitabine. Patients receive oxaliplatin IV over 2 hours on day 1 and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment continues every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of gemcitabine in combination with a fixed dose of oxaliplatin until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 1 of 6 patients experiences dose limiting toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 24-36 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
|United States, California|
|Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope|
|Duarte, California, United States, 91010-3000|
|USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033-0804|
|University of California Davis Cancer Center|
|Sacramento, California, United States, 95817|
|Study Chair:||Stephen I. Shibata, MD||Beckman Research Institute|