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Olimersen and Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Colorectal Cancer

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: NCT00004870
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 23, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Gene therapy such as oblimersen may make tumor cells more sensitive to chemotherapy drugs. Combining irinotecan and oblimersen may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combining oblimersen and irinotecan in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Biological: oblimersen sodium Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the dose-limiting toxic effects and maximum tolerated dose of augmerosen (G3139) administered in combination with irinotecan in patients with unresectable metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. II. Determine the quantitative and qualitative toxicity of this drug combination in this patient population. III. Assess the plasma pharmacokinetics of this combination in these patients. IV. Document the antitumor activity of this drug combination in these patients in a phase II study. V. Determine the relevant biologic endpoints of treatment in tumor biopsies prior to and after therapy with G3139 at two dose levels and assess the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic correlations.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation, multicenter study. Patients receive augmerosen (G3139) IV continuously on days 1-7 and irinotecan IV over 90 minutes on day 6. Treatment continues every 21 days in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of G3139 and irinotecan until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, additional patients are accrued to receive treatment with G3139 and irinotecan at the recommended phase II dose. Patients are followed every 30 days until toxicity resolves.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 18 patients will be accrued for the phase I portion of this study. A maximum of 55 patients will be accrued for the phase II portion of this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II, Pharmacokinetic, and Biologic Correlative Study of G3139, NSC # 683428 (Phosphorothioate Antisense Oligonucleotide Directed to Bcl-2) and Irinotecan in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2000
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed unresectable metastatic or recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum No brain metastases unless previously treated, asymptomatic, on stable dose of decadron, and CT/MRI scan demonstrates no evidence of edema Phase I: Measurable or evaluable disease Phase II: Measurable disease Evidence of +1 bcl-2 expression on immunohistochemical staining in pathologic material

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL AST/ALT no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (5 times ULN if liver metastases) PT/PTT normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active infection No serious concurrent systemic disorders that would preclude study treatment

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas and mitomycin) and recovered No other concurrent chemotherapy Phase I: At least 4 weeks since prior irinotecan and recovered Phase II: No more than 2 prior fluorouracil-based regimens for metastatic disease No prior irinotecan Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent anticancer hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No other concurrent experimental medications

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004870

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United States, Ohio
Ireland Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
United States, Texas
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234
San Antonio Cancer Institute
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Anthony W. Tolcher, MD San Antonio Cancer Institute

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Responsible Party: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Identifier: NCT00004870    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067529
First Posted: April 23, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
stage IV colon cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
recurrent colon cancer
recurrent rectal cancer
adenocarcinoma of the colon
adenocarcinoma of the rectum
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents