MS 209 Plus Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2000
Last updated: September 20, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

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 MS 209 plus docetaxel in treating patients who have advanced solid tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: docetaxel
Drug: dofequidar fumarate
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study to Determine the Safety of MS-209 in Combination With Docetaxel in Patients With a Solid Progressive Tumor

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Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 1999
Primary Completion Date: June 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of oral MS-209 when given with docetaxel IV in patients with advanced solid malignant tumors.
  • Assess the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study of MS-209.

Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1 of a 3 week course. On day 1 of the 2nd course, patients receive MS-209 orally followed by docetaxel IV over 1 hour. Treatment is repeated every 3 weeks for 4-7 courses (including course with docetaxel alone). Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of MS-209 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 2 of 3 or 3 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicities.

Patients are followed every 6 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 3-30 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed advanced malignant solid tumor

    • No gastric cancer
  • No brain involvement or leptomeningeal disease



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 3 months


  • Neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 11.2 g/dL


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST and ALT no greater than 2.5 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.4 mg/dL


  • Normal cardiac function
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction normal


  • No digestive disease that hampers absorption
  • No unstable systemic disease or uncontrolled infection that precludes study
  • No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that precludes compliance
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy


  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas)
  • No prior docetaxel
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy (6 weeks if extensive)


  • Not specified


  • No other concurrent anticancer drugs
  • No other concurrent investigational therapies
  • No H2-blockers, proton pump inhibitors, sucralfate or any other drug that would impair absorption
  • No concurrent drugs exhibiting liver, kidney, heart or lung toxicity
  • No concurrent MDR-modulating drugs (e.g., calcium antagonists, immunosuppressives)
  • No concurrent antifungals (ketoconazole, fluconazole) or antibiotics (clarithromycin, erthromycin) that interfere with MS-209 metabolism
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004886

Centre Oscar Lambret
Lille, France, 59020
Institut Curie - Section Medicale
Paris, France, 75248
Haemato-Onkologische Praxis und Tagesklinik
Munich (Muenchen), Germany, D-80639
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Veronique Dieras, MD Institut Curie
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00004886     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-16992, EORTC-16992
Study First Received: March 7, 2000
Last Updated: September 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions processed this record on April 15, 2014