This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions brain and central nervous system tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, unspecified childhood solid tumor, protocol specific
Treatments celecoxib, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, fenofibrate, thalidomide
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Start date January 2005
End date July 2009
Trial size 180 participants
Trial identifier NCT00357500, CDR0000487628, DFCI-04343, NCT00165321


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Thalidomide, celecoxib, and fenofibrate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking blood flow to the cancer. Celecoxib also may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving combination chemotherapy together with thalidomide, celecoxib, and fenofibrate may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving etoposide and cyclophosphamide together with thalidomide, celecoxib, and fenofibrate works in treating young patients with relapsed or progressive cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Time to disease progression
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Secondary Outcomes

Tumor response
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Overall survival
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Progression-free survival
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Different radiographic techniques as markers of response
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Biological markers as markers of response/angiogenesis
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants up to 21 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed cancer (at diagnosis or relapse), including any of the following: - Leukemia and/or lymphoma (closed to accrual) - Bone tumor (e.g., Ewing's sarcoma or osteosarcoma) (closed to accrual) - Neuroblastoma (closed to accrual) - High-grade glial tumor - Low-grade glial tumor - Ependymoma - Medulloblastoma and/or primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) - Miscellaneous tumor (closed to accrual) - Brain stem glioma, defined as intrinsic tumors of the pons causing diffuse enlargement - Brain stem glioma that progressed after radiotherapy does not require histological confirmation - Duration of symptoms at the time of diagnosis must be < 3 months - Symptoms should consist of cranial nerve deficits, ataxia, and/or long tract signs - Relapsed or progressive poor prognosis disease for which no available curative therapy exists PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - Karnofsky performance status 50-100% OR Lansky play scale 50-100% (for infants) - Life expectancy > 2 months - Platelet count > 75,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent) - Absolute neutrophil count > 1,000/mm^3 (in patients without bone marrow disease) - Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL - Creatinine < 1.5 mg/dL OR creatinine clearance or glomerular filtration rate ≥ 70 mL/min - Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL - SGPT ≤ 3 times normal - SGOT ≤ 3 times normal (4 times normal for patients on ranitidine hydrochloride) - Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 3 times normal - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective double-method contraception during and for 2 months after completion of study treatment - Must be willing to participate in the Celgene STEPS® program - Recent thromboembolic disease (e.g., deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) allowed if patient is clinically stable and the thromboembolic event occurred > 3 weeks prior to study entry - No active infection - No active uncontrolled cardiac, hepatic, renal, or psychiatric disease ≥ grade 3 - No known allergies to sulfonamides - No concurrent illness that would obscure toxicity or dangerously alter drug metabolism - No other serious medical illness PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - See Disease Characteristics - Recovered from prior therapy - Prior chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy allowed - Prior celecoxib allowed - Prior standard-dose IV etoposide and cyclophosphamide administered in 3-week courses allowed - No prior oral therapy with etoposide, thalidomide, cyclophosphamide, or fenofibrate for > 2 months in duration - No other concurrent investigational agents - No other concurrent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - Concurrent steroids and/or antiseizure medications allowed

Additional Information

Official title Anti-Angiogenic Chemotherapy: A Phase II Trial of the Oral 5-Drug Regimen (Thalidomide, Celecoxib, Fenofibrate, Etoposide and Cyclophosphamide) in Patients With Relapsed or Progressive Cancer
Description OBJECTIVES: Primary - Evaluate the activity of etoposide, cyclophosphamide, thalidomide, celecoxib, and fenofibrate, in terms of prolonging the time to disease progression, in young patients with relapsed or progressive cancer. Secondary - Determine, preliminarily, the biologic activity of this regimen, in terms of tumor response and overall survival, in these patients. - Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. - Evaluate different radiographic techniques as markers of tumor response in these patients. - Evaluate the predictive ability of in vitro correlative studies as markers of tumor response. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease type (leukemia/lymphoma vs bone tumors [Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma] vs neuroblastoma vs high-grade glial tumors vs low-grade glial tumors vs ependymomas vs medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor [PNET] vs miscellaneous tumors). Patients receive oral etoposide once daily on days 1-21 and 43-63 (weeks 1-3 and 7-9) and oral cyclophosphamide once daily on days 22-42 (weeks 4-6). Patients also receive oral thalidomide once daily, oral celecoxib twice daily, and oral fenofibrate once daily in weeks 1-9. Treatment repeats approximately every 9 weeks for at least 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients receive alternating etoposide and cyclophosphamide pulses (i.e., etoposide-cyclophosphamide-etoposide during courses 1 and 3 and cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cyclophosphamide during course 2). After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 180 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2010.
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