This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
Treatments ixabepilone, ketoconazole
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date March 2003
Trial identifier NCT00096317, AECM-03099, AECM-CA163402, AECM-NMC-03-10-277C, CDR0000393439


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ixabepilone and ketoconazole, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving ixabepilone with ketoconazole may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of giving ixabepilone together with ketoconazole and to see how well they work in treating patients with advanced solid tumors.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Effect of ketoconazole on the pharmacokinetics of ixabepilone
time frame:

Secondary Outcomes

Safety of ixabepilone with and without ketoconazole
time frame:
Antitumor activity
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor - Unresponsive to currently available therapy OR no known effective treatment exists - Measurable or nonmeasurable disease - Brain metastases allowed, provided the following criteria are met: - Completed cranial radiotherapy at least 4 weeks ago - Stable or reduced brain metastases by brain imaging* - Clinically stable disease AND no steroid therapy within the past 2 weeks NOTE: *Baseline brain imaging is not required for patients with no signs or symptoms of brain metastasis PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy - Not specified Hematopoietic - Not specified Hepatic - Not specified Renal - Not specified PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - No more than 3 prior chemotherapy regimens - No other concurrent chemotherapy (standard or investigational) Endocrine therapy - See Disease Characteristics Radiotherapy - See Disease Characteristics - At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered - No prior radiotherapy to > 25% of major bone-marrow containing areas (e.g., pelvis or lumbar spine) Surgery - At least 1 week since prior minor surgery and recovered - At least 3 weeks since prior major surgery and recovered Other - More than 2 weeks since prior drugs that would inhibit or stimulate drug metabolism

Additional Information

Official title Effect Of Ketoconazole On The Pharmacokinetics Of BMS-247550 In Patients With Advanced Cancer
Description OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine the effect of ketoconazole on the pharmacokinetics of ixabepilone in patients with advanced solid tumors. Secondary - Determine the safety of ixabepilone when administered alone and in combination with ketoconazole in these patients. - Determine, preliminarily, the antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is an open-label, dose-escalation study of ixabepilone. During course 1, patients receive oral ketoconazole on days 0-5 and ixabepilone IV over 3 hours on day 1. During course 2 and subsequent courses, patients receive only ixabepilone IV over 3 hours on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of at least 3 patients receive escalating doses of ixabepilone during course 1 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. At least 12 patients are treated at the MTD. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-35 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2008.
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