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Ecteinascidin 743 in Treating Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma

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: NCT00027508
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Enrolment halted prematurely and not resumed. 2 patients enrolled. No data was obtained.)
First Posted : January 15, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2015
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Brief Summary:

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 ecteinascidin 743 in treating patients who have malignant mesothelioma that cannot be removed by surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Mesothelioma Drug: trabectedin Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine partial and complete response rates in patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma treated with ecteinascidin 743. II. Determine the toxicity profile of this drug in these patients. III. Determine the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships of this drug in these patients. IV. Determine the duration of response, time to disease progression, 6-month progression-free survival, time to treatment failure, and overall survival of patients treated with this drug. V. Assess the quality of life of these patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive ecteinascidin 743 IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with a complete response (CR) receive 2 additional courses after achieving CR. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and at the beginning of each course of therapy. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-36 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-24 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study Of ET-743 In Patients With Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Study Start Date : July 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mesothelioma
Drug Information available for: Trabectedin

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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 malignant mesothelioma that is not amenable to curative surgery At least 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion that is at least 15 mm by CT scan OR At least 1 bidimensionally measurable lesion that is at least 10 mm by CT scan Lesions in previously irradiated area are not considered measurable unless there is evidence of progression No symptomatic brain or leptomeningeal involvement

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 OR Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than ULN unless bone metastases are present AST/ALT no greater than 2.5 times ULN Albumin at least 2.5 g/dL No chronic active liver disease Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 40 mL/min Cardiovascular: No uncontrolled heart disease No uncontrolled hypertension Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for one month after study No other serious illness or medical condition No history of significant neurological or psychiatric disorders No significant active infection No other concurrent neoplastic disease except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prophylactic hematopoietic colony-stimulating factors (e.g., filgrastim (G-CSF) or sargramostim (GM-CSF)) Chemotherapy: No prior systemic chemotherapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 30 days since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy except palliative local radiotherapy to non-target lesions Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 14 days since prior pleurodesis Recovered from prior surgery Other: At least 30 days since prior participation in another therapeutic clinical trial or therapy with other investigational drugs No concurrent treatment for other neoplastic disease No other concurrent experimental anticancer medication

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00027508

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United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
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
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Lee M. Krug, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Other Study ID Numbers: MSKCC-01084
CDR0000069034 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: January 15, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2015
Last Verified: June 2013
Keywords provided by PharmaMar:
advanced malignant mesothelioma
recurrent malignant mesothelioma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents