FR901228 in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Unresectable Locally Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as FR901228, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well FR901228 works in treating patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Depsipeptide (NSC-630176) in Colorectal Cancer Patients Who Have Received Either One or Two Prior Chemotherapy Regimens for Metastatic or Locally Advanced, Unresectable Disease|
|Study Start Date:||April 2004|
- Determine the confirmed response (complete and partial) in patients with previously treated unresectable locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer treated with FR901228 (depsipeptide).
- Determine the time to treatment failure and overall survival of patients treated with this drug.
- Determine the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive FR901228 (depsipeptide) IV over 4 hours on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 8 weeks until disease progression and then every 3 months until 1 year after study entry and then every 6 months until 3 years after study entry.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study within 4-10 months.