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Dublin, California 94568


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 advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcomas.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and toxicity of nitrocamptothecin in patients with locally advanced or metastatic gastrointestinal leiomyosarcomas or other soft tissue sarcomas. OUTLINE: Patients are stratified by disease (gastrointestinal leiomyosarcomas vs other soft tissue sarcomas). Patients receive oral nitrocamptothecin daily on days 1-5. Treatment continues weekly in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Responding patients who undergo surgery then receive an additional 4-6 courses (4 weeks/course). PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 34-78 patients (17-39 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic inoperable soft tissue sarcoma Measurable or evaluable disease that has not been irradiated Must have received, refused, or be not eligible for doxorubicin/ifosfamide treatment Previously untreated gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma allowed PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases no greater than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease No active coronary disease requiring therapy Pulmonary: No severe pulmonary insufficiency Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study No other prior malignancy in past 3 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No concurrent active infections No psychosis or mental disability that would preclude study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 7 days since prior biological therapy and recovered No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 7 days since prior hormonal therapy and recovered Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Show-Li Sun, MD
Astex Pharmaceuticals

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Dublin, California 94568
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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