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Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors

This study has been completed.
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004922
First received: March 7, 2000
Last updated: June 18, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

March 7, 2000
June 18, 2013
June 1999
June 2002   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors
A Phase II Clinical Trial of Irinotecan (CPT-11) in Patients With Advanced High Grade Neuroendocrine Tumors

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of irinotecan in treating patients who have advanced neuroendocrine tumors.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the efficacy of irinotecan in terms of tumor response, time to tumor progression, and survival in patients with advanced high grade neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Evaluate the dose limiting and nondose limiting toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive irinotecan IV over 90 minutes once weekly for 4 weeks. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10-31 patients will be accrued for this study.

Interventional
Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
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June 2002
June 2002   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically proven metastatic or unresectable high grade neuroendocrine tumor including:

    • Small cell carcinoma
    • Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
    • Other high grade neuroendocrine carcinomas without specification to cell size
    • No lung only involvement without any other primary site
  • No primary small cell lung cancer with or without metastases
  • Bidimensionally measurable disease with at least one lesion measuring at least 1 cm by 1 cm
  • High grade tumor indicated by at least one of the following:

    • Growth pattern suggestive of neuroendocrine differentiation
    • Mitotic rate greater than 15 mitoses per 10 hpf
    • Presence of abundant necrosis
  • Immunohistochemical evidence of neuroendocrine differentiation by positive staining for chromogranin, synaptophysin, or neuron specific enolase if no classic microscopic appearance of small cell carcinoma
  • No low grade neuroendocrine tumors (e.g., carcinoid tumors, pancreatic endocrine tumors) and atypical tumors

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • WBC at least 3,500/mm^3
  • Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 75,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • SGOT no greater than 5 times ULN

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL

Cardiovascular:

  • No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months
  • No uncontrolled congestive heart failure requiring therapy

Other:

  • No active or uncontrolled infection
  • HIV negative
  • No psychiatric or other disorder that would preclude study
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy

  • No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens
  • No prior camptothecins

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy

  • Not specified

Surgery

  • Not specified
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00004922
99-041, CDR0000067605, NCI-G00-1683
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Sunil Sharma, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
June 2013

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