FR901228 in Treating Patients With Hematologic Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of FR901228 in treating patients who have hematologic cancer.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Study of Depsipeptide in Selected Hematologic Malignancies (NSC 630176)|
|Study Start Date:||January 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2006|
- Determine the in vivo biologic effect of FR901228 (depsipeptide) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, or acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
- Determine the pharmacokinetics and cellular pharmacodynamics of this drug in these patients.
- Determine any preliminary anti-tumor activity of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-decreasing, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease (chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma vs acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia).
Patients receive FR901228 (depsipeptide) IV over 4 hours on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 10 patients per stratum receive decreasing doses of FR901228 until the minimal active dose is determined. If 5 or more patients show clinical or biological response, the subsequent cohort is treated at a lower dose. If fewer than 5 patients respond, the subsequent cohort is treated at a higher dose.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 20 patients (10 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Ohio|
|Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital - Ohio State University|
|Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210-1240|
|Study Chair:||Guido Marcucci, MD||Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center|