Doxorubicin and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Bevacizumab may stop the growth of tumor cells by stopping blood flow to the tumor. Combining doxorubicin with bevacizumab may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining doxorubicin with bevacizumab in treating patients who have locally recurrent or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma.
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Multi-Institutional, Open-Label, Phase II Study Of Doxorubicin And Bevacizumab (Anti-VEFG Monoclonal Antibody, NSC 704865) For Patients With Advanced Or Metastatic Soft-Tissue Sarcoma|
|Study Start Date:||October 2002|
- Determine the response rate (partial and complete) in patients with locally recurrent or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma treated with doxorubicin and bevacizumab.
- Determine the tolerability of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the toxicity profile of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine whether pre-treatment plasma vascular endothelial growth factor level or microvessel density of tumor samples from these patients predicts response to this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive doxorubicin IV over 5-10 minutes followed by bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with responding disease after reaching the maximum dose of doxorubicin may continue bevacizumab alone.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 17-37 patients will be accrued for this study within 13.3 months.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|United States, Utah|
|Huntsman Cancer Institute|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112|
|Study Chair:||Robert Maki, MD, PhD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|