PNU-93914 in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Cancer of the Esophagus

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00016900
First received: June 6, 2001
Last updated: June 17, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  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 PNU-93914 in treating patients who have locally advanced or metastatic cancer of the esophagus.


Condition Intervention Phase
Esophageal Cancer
Drug: liposomal paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Multicenter Study of the Efficacy and Safety Study of PNU-93914 (Liposome Encapsulated Paclitaxel) in Patients With Advanced Esophageal Cancer Previously Exposed to Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: December 2000
Study Completion Date: June 2001
Primary Completion Date: June 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the antitumor activity and duration of activity of PNU-93914 in patients with locally advanced or metastatic esophageal carcinoma. II. Determine the objective tumor response rate and tumor response duration in patients treated with this drug. III. Determine the survival of patients treated with this drug. IV. Determine the safety profile of this drug in these patients. V. Determine the effect of this drug on the quality of life of these patients. VI. Determine the time to tumor response, time to tumor progression, and time to treatment failure in patients treated with this drug. VII. Evaluate the change in dysphagia score in patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive PNU-93914 IV over 60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed at baseline, day 1 of each course, and then at the final study visit. Patients are followed every 3 months for up to 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21-41 patients will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma of the esophagus Tumors of the gastroesophageal junction allowed if at least 50% of the tumor involved the esophagus at time of initial diagnosis Locally advanced or metastatic disease that is not amenable to surgery or radiotherapy with curative intent Progressive disease after 1 chemotherapy regimen for locally advanced or metastatic disease Relapse within 6 months of completing prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy allowed Chemotherapy administered solely as a radiosensitizer not considered a prior chemotherapy regimen At least 1 non-irradiated measurable target lesion At least 20 mm in at least 1 dimension by conventional techniques OR At least 10 mm in at least 1 dimension by spiral CT scan No known brain metastases, spinal cord compression, or carcinomatous meningitis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if hepatic metastases present) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No unstable angina No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease No severe uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia Other: HIV negative No active infection No other malignancy within the past 5 years except curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast, basal cell skin cancer, or squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck within the past 3 years No concurrent malignancies at other sites No psychiatric or other disorder that would preclude study Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent anticancer biologic response modifiers or immunotherapy No concurrent sargramostim (GM-CSF) No concurrent prophylactic filgrastim (G-CSF) during first course of study Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Recovered from prior chemotherapy No prior taxane therapy No other concurrent anticancer chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent anticancer hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Recovered from prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Recovered from prior surgery Other: At least 4 weeks since prior investigational agent No other concurrent investigational therapy No concurrent participation in other clinical study No other concurrent antitumor therapy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00016900

Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: David H. Ilson, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00016900     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00-124, CDR0000068614, P-UPJOHN-914-ONC-0355-009, NCI-G01-1946
Study First Received: June 6, 2001
Last Updated: June 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
stage III esophageal cancer
stage IV esophageal cancer
recurrent esophageal cancer
squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus
adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Paclitaxel
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators

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