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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 metastatic melanoma.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and toxicity of nitrocamptothecin in patients with metastatic melanoma. OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease (choroidal vs nonchoroidal). Patients receive oral nitrocamptothecin daily on days 1-5. Treatment continues weekly for at least 8 weeks (2 courses) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 28-74 patients (14-37 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic melanoma Choroidal (no prior chemotherapy required) OR Nonchoroidal No more than 3 chemotherapy regimens Bidimensionally measurable disease No symptomatic uncontrolled CNS involvement including extensive brain metastases, spinal cord compression, or meningeal carcinomatosis Not eligible for treatment protocol of higher priority PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 16 Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Transaminase no greater than 3 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 1 year after study No serious concurrent illness PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered 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: November 18, 2019

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