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  • Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter


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 R115777 in treating patients who have advanced bladder cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of R115777 in terms of objective response in patients with advanced transitional cell cancer of the urothelial tract. II. Determine the safety of this treatment regimen in these patients. III. Determine the time to disease progression in these patients with this treatment regimen. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive oral R115777 every 12 hours for 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Treatment repeats every 28 days for at least 2 courses. Patients are followed every 3 months for up to 5 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-32 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract not curable by surgery or radiotherapy Bladder, renal pelvis, or ureter Stage II, III, or IV (T2-4, N0-3, M0-1) with unresectable disease Poorly differentiated transitional cell carcinoma or predominant transitional cell carcinoma with foci of squamous differentiation or rare foci of adenocarcinoma allowed No adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, sarcoma, or squamous cell carcinoma Bidimensionally measurable disease No disease confined to the bladder only No soft tissue disease irradiated within the past 2 months No known active CNS disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Bilirubin normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN Other: No unresolved, active bacterial infection requiring antibiotics No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or adequately treated stage I or II cancer in complete remission Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent myeloid colony stimulating factors Chemotherapy: At least 12 months since prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: At least 4 weeks since prior surgery and recovered Other: No prior systemic therapy (including investigational agents) for metastatic bladder cancer At least 4 weeks since prior intravesical therapy and recovered At least 30 days since prior participation in other investigational drug trial No concurrent intravesical therapy No other concurrent therapy for cancer

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Brief Title:

R115777 in Treating Patients With Advanced Bladder Cancer

Official Title:

A Phase II Trial of R115777, an Oral Farnesyltransferase Inhibitor (FTI) in Previously Untreated Patients With Advanced Urothelial Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma

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Study Phase:

Phase 2



Minimum Age:

18 Years

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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Oversight Authority:

United States: Federal Government

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Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:John Seigne, MB
Study Chair
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Study Dates

Start Date:March 2000
Completion Date:May 2005
Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:June 2005
Last Changed Date:December 3, 2013
First Received Date:October 4, 2000

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Drug
Intervention Type:Drug

Study Arms

There are no available Study Arms

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Agency Class:NIH
Agency Type:Collaborator
Agency Name:National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

Reference Type:Results Reference
Citation:Rosenberg JE, von der Maase H, Seigne JD, Mardiak J, Vaughn DJ, Moore M, Sahasrabudhe D, Palmer PA, Perez-Ruixo JJ, Small EJ. A phase II trial of R115777, an oral farnesyl transferase inhibitor, in patients with advanced urothelial tract transitional cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2005 May 15;103(10):2035-41.

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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