Bortezomib in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2001
Last updated: June 4, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer by blocking the enzymes necessary for tumor cell growth.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bortezomib in treating patients who have advanced or metastatic sarcoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: bortezomib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Institutional, Open-Label, Two-Group, Phase II Study of PS-341 (LDP-341, NSC #681239) in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Sarcoma

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

Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: May 2004
Primary Completion Date: May 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the response rate in patients with advanced or metastatic sarcoma treated with bortezomib.
  • Correlate levels of cyclins D1, E, p21 (WAF1), p27 (Kip1), mdm^2, p53, and Ki67 with response in patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease (stratum I: soft tissue sarcoma not specified in stratum II, osteogenic sarcoma arising from soft tissues, or gastrointestinal stromal tumor vs stratum II: Ewing's sarcoma of soft tissue or bone, rhabdomyosarcoma, or osteogenic sarcoma of bone). (Stratum I closed to accrual as of 10/17/03.)

Patients receive bortezomib IV over 3-5 seconds on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21-41 patients will be accrued for stratum I within 5-11 months and 21-41 patients will be accrued for stratum II within 10.5-22 months. (Stratum I closed to accrual as of 10/17/03.)


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


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed sarcoma
  • Soft tissue metastasis or locally recurrent disease
  • Stratum I (closed to accrual as of 10/17/03):

    • Soft tissue sarcoma not specified in stratum II
    • Osteogenic sarcoma arising from soft tissue or gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Stratum II:

    • Ewing's sarcoma of soft tissue or bone (if measurable soft tissue metastasis is present)
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Osteogenic sarcoma of bone (if measurable soft tissue metastasis is present)
  • At least 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion

    • At least 20 mm by conventional techniques OR at least 10 mm by spiral CT scan
  • Disease progression within the past 3 months
  • No prior or active known brain metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 80-100% OR
  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • AST/ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min


  • No peripheral vascular disease requiring surgical management
  • No history of congestive heart failure even if it is medically controlled
  • No angina pectoris even if it is medically controlled
  • No myocardial infarction within the past year
  • No cardiac arrhythmias
  • No prior cerebrovascular event
  • No prior transient ischemic attack
  • No EKG evidence of acute ischemia or conduction abnormality (e.g., bifascicular block [left anterior hemiblock in the presence of right bundle branch block] or second or third degree atrioventricular block)
  • No history of orthostatic hypotension


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No prior allergic reaction to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to study drug
  • No other uncontrolled concurrent illness
  • No ongoing or active infection
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No symptomatic peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 1


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent biological or immunological agents


  • Stratum I (closed to accrual as of 10/17/03):

    • At least 1 year since prior chemotherapy in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant setting
    • No other prior chemotherapy
  • Stratum II:

    • No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen
  • No concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • Not specified


  • Prior imatinib mesylate for GIST (stratum I closed to accrual as of 10/17/03) allowed
  • No other concurrent investigational agents
  • No concurrent commercial anticancer agents or therapies
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00027716

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Cancer Center at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80010
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, New York
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
United States, Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4283
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Study Chair: Robert Maki, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00027716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-073, CDR0000069060, NCI-1757
Study First Received: December 7, 2001
Last Updated: June 4, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
metastatic osteosarcoma
recurrent adult soft tissue sarcoma
recurrent osteosarcoma
adult rhabdomyosarcoma
metastatic Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
recurrent Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor
stage IV adult soft tissue sarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on July 23, 2014