Dublin, California 94568

  • Breast Cancer


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 nitrocamptothecin in treating patients who have locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the toxicity and efficacy of nitrocamptothecin in patients with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. II. Determine the duration of response and time to treatment failure in these patients with this treatment regimen. III. Correlate serum levels of nitrocamptothecin and its lactone metabolite with response and toxicity in these patients. IV. Correlate topoisomerase I and II levels with toxicity and response in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive oral nitrocamptothecin daily on days 1-5. Treatment continues weekly for 8 weeks. Patients achieving complete or partial response or stable disease continue therapy in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-43 patients will be accrued for this study within 8-18 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer not amenable to surgery or radiotherapy Measurable or evaluable disease No prior radiotherapy to only target lesion Disease progression after no more than 2 prior chemotherapy treatments for metastatic disease No active CNS metastasis Prior CNS metastasis allowed with no evidence of active disease Hormone receptor status: Not specified PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count greater than 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 9.0 g/dL Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL AST/ALT no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (no greater than 5 times ULN in case of liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception Must be able to have daily fluid intake of at least 3 liters No concurrent active infection No other prior malignancy in past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior irinotecan, topotecan, or other camptothecin analogues At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids to control CNS disease Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: At least 4 weeks since prior major surgery



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Show-Li Sun, MD
Astex Pharmaceuticals

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Location Contact:

Dublin, California 94568
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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