This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
Treatments sargramostim, topotecan hydrochloride
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Yale University
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date September 1996
Trial size 25 participants
Trial identifier NCT00002950, CDR0000065420, NCI-G97-1158, YALE-HIC-9043


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Colony-stimulating factors such as sargramostim may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of topotecan plus sargramostim in treating patients who have advanced cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven malignancy for which no alternative treatment exists PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1500/mm3 Hepatic: Total bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Other: No active infections HIV negative No other concurrent medical condition PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin) Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior wide field radiotherapy No prior radiotherapy to greater than 20% of bone marrow Surgery: Recovered from prior surgery

Additional Information

Official title Phase I/II Study of Topotecan (SKF 104864) With Recombinant GM-CSF (Sargramostim) Used as a Priming Agent in Advanced Malignancies
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Identify a priming schedule of sargramostim (GM-CSF) that reduces the percentage of progenitor cells in cycle at the time of chemotherapy administration in patients with advanced malignancies. II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and toxic effects of topotecan when administered with sargramostim in these patients. III. Conduct a preliminary assessment of the activity of this topotecan regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of topotecan. Patients receive priming with sargramostim (GM-CSF) on days -4 through -2. On day 0, topotecan IV is administered over 30 minutes. Cohorts of 6 patients receive escalating doses of topotecan. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT). Sargramostim resumes on day 1 following topotecan, and continues for 5 days or until sufficient hematologic recovery. The next course of topotecan is given 48 hours later. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for 4 courses. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year, then every 6 months thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 15-25 patients will be accrued for the duration of 18 months.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2009.
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