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Toremifene in Treating Patients With Desmoid Tumors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002595
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 22, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2013
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Estrogen can stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Hormone therapy using toremifene may fight the growth of desmoid tumors by reducing the production of estrogen.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of toremifene in treating patients with desmoid tumors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Desmoid Tumor Drug: toremifene Procedure: conventional surgery Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of toremifene in terms of tumor response rate and symptom relief in patients with desmoid tumors. II. Determine the safety of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified by gender. Patients receive oral toremifene daily until complete or maximal response in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving maximal response undergo complete resection of all lesions, if feasible. Nonsurgical candidates with severe or life-threatening disease not achieving partial or complete response or symptom relief at 12 months may continue on toremifene at the discretion of the study chairperson. Patients with stable disease who do not undergo surgery may continue on toremifene for a maximum of 12 months at the discretion of the treating physician. Patients who continue to experience symptom relief at 12 months may continue on toremifene at the discretion of the study chairperson. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and at 2 and 6 months. Patients are followed every 8 weeks for 4 years and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 24-72 (12-36 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 72 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : July 1991
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven primary or recurrent desmoid tumor Unresectable and symptomatic or progressive disease OR Disease for which a mutilating surgery would be required for complete resection Bidimensionally measurable or clinically evaluable disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over (no prepubertal patients) Performance status: 0-2 Life expectancy: More than 2 months Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL Transaminases no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times ULN Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No history of deep vein thrombosis Other: Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: No concurrent dexamethasone for antiemesis No other concurrent hormonal therapy, including hormonal contraceptives Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002595

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United States, Illinois
Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068
Sponsors and Collaborators
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
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Study Chair: Brian L. Samuels, MD Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
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Other Study ID Numbers: LGH-1011
CDR0000063797 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 22, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2013
Last Verified: August 2010
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
desmoid tumor
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fibromatosis, Aggressive
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents