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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combining BMS-247550 with cisplatin in treating patients who have metastatic or recurrent head and neck cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the recommended phase II dose of BMS-247550 when administered with cisplatin in patients with metastatic or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. (Phase I) II. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the response rate, time to progression, and survival of patients treated with this regimen. (Phase II) IV. Determine the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients. V. Correlate selected markers from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor samples with toxicity and response in patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: This is an open-label, dose-escalation study of BMS-247550. Phase I: Patients receive BMS-247550 IV over 3 hours and cisplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of BMS-247550 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which at least 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, up to 10 additional patients receive treatment as above at the recommended phase II dose of BMS-247550. Phase II: Patients receive treatment as in Phase I at the recommended phase II dose of BMS-247550.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck considered incurable by surgery or radiotherapy - No nasopharyngeal disease as primary site - Extensive, local-regional or distant metastatic disease - Newly diagnosed OR - Recurrent disease after initial treatment with surgery or radiotherapy (including neoadjuvant chemotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy) - Measurable disease - If only site of measurable disease is in a previously irradiated area, disease progression after radiotherapy must be documented PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - ECOG 0-1 Hematopoietic - Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 Hepatic - Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL - Transaminases no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (5 times ULN if liver involvement) Renal - Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No evidence of active infection - No other malignancy within the past 2 years except curatively treated stage 0 or I cancer PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Chemotherapy - No prior chemotherapy for recurrent disease Radiotherapy - At least 6 months since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery - Recovered from prior surgery



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Diane M. Hershock, MD, PhD
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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