New York, New York 10021

  • Testicular Germ Cell Tumor


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 temozolomide in treating patients who have metastatic germ cell tumors that have not responded to cisplatin.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of temozolomide in patients with cisplatin refractory metastatic germ cell tumors. II. Determine the safety of this treatment in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive oral temozolomide on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study over 25 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic germ cell tumor Seminoma OR Nonseminoma Measurable disease Abnormalities on radiograph OR Alpha fetoprotein greater than 15 ng/mL OR Beta human chorionic gonadotropin greater than 2.2 mIU/L At least one measurable disease site that has not received prior radiotherapy Refractory to prior cisplatin and failed, not eligible for, or refused autologous bone marrow transplantation PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at lest 80,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal Transaminases no greater than 1.5 times upper limit or normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3.0 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Other: No medical conditions that would interfere with swallowing or cause excessive vomiting No second malignancy except basal and squamous cell skin cancer Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Robert J. Motzer, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10021
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: June 22, 2021

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