Birmingham, Alabama 35294

  • Colorectal Cancer


RATIONALE: ISIS 2503 may kill cancer cells by inhibiting a gene that promotes the development and growth of cancer. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of ISIS 2503 in treating patients who have metastatic and/or locally recurrent colorectal cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate, duration of response, and time to progression in patients with metastatic and/or locally recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum treated with ISIS 2503, an antisense inhibitor of H-ras. II. Determine the safety profile of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive ISIS 2503 IV continuously for 14 days. Courses repeat every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic and/or locally recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum that is not expected to be cured with standard therapy Patients who previously underwent definitive surgical resection and subsequently develop metastatic disease should have diagnosis reconfirmed with new histologic or cytologic specimen if: More than 5 years have elapsed since primary surgery OR Primary tumor was stage I or II At least 1 measurable lesion (2 cm or more in widest diameter) by CT or MRI scan No CNS metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0 or 1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dl Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after study No underlying disease state associated with active bleeding No active infection requiring therapy No second malignancy within the past 5 years except curatively treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease At least 6 months since prior adjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Prior radiotherapy to nonindicator lesion allowed and recovered See Chemotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No concurrent approved cancer therapy or other experimental therapy



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Mansoor N. Saleh, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Location Contact:

Birmingham, Alabama 35294
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: June 24, 2021

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