Nitrocamptothecin in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005875
First received: June 2, 2000
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: September 2001
  Purpose

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 nitrocamptothecin in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma (Skin)
Drug: rubitecan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Evaluation of RFS 2000 (9-Nitro-Camptothecin, 9NC) in Metastatic Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: January 1999
Study Completion Date: April 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and toxicity of nitrocamptothecin in patients with metastatic melanoma.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease (choroidal vs nonchoroidal). Patients receive oral nitrocamptothecin daily on days 1-5. Treatment continues weekly for at least 8 weeks (2 courses) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 28-74 patients (14-37 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic melanoma Choroidal (no prior chemotherapy required) OR Nonchoroidal No more than 3 chemotherapy regimens Bidimensionally measurable disease No symptomatic uncontrolled CNS involvement including extensive brain metastases, spinal cord compression, or meningeal carcinomatosis Not eligible for treatment protocol of higher priority

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 16 Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Transaminase no greater than 3 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 1 year after study No serious concurrent illness

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005875

Locations
United States, California
SuperGen, Incorporated
Dublin, California, United States, 94568
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astex Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Chair: Show-Li Sun, MD Astex Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005875     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067911, SUPERGEN-RFS2000-10, MDA-DM-98237
Study First Received: June 2, 2000
Last Updated: December 3, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas

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