Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma or Bone Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for cancer cell growth.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of imatinib mesylate in treating patients who have metastatic or unresectable locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma or bone sarcoma.
Childhood Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
Drug: imatinib mesylate
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Gleevec (Formerly Known as STI571) in Patients With Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas: A Multi-Disciplinary Trial of the North American Sarcoma Study Group of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society|
|Study Start Date:||June 2002|
- Determine the efficacy of imatinib mesylate, as measured by response rate, in patients with metastatic or unresectable locally advanced soft tissue or bone sarcoma who have failed one or more prior treatment regimens.
- Determine the clinical and laboratory toxic effects of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease subtype.
Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate twice daily. Treatment continues for 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60-120 patients (6-12 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.
|United States, California|
|Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781|
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Washington Hospital Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010|
|United States, Illinois|
|Lutheran General Cancer Care Center|
|Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068|
|United States, Maryland|
|Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0912|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic Cancer Center|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|United States, New York|
|Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021-6007|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009|
|Study Chair:||Lee J. Helman, MD||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|