Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Houston, Texas 77030


RATIONALE: Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow the growth of urothelial cancer. PURPOSE: This randomized phase I trial is studying how well low-dose interferon alfa works in treating patients with cancer of the urothelium.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the modulation of apoptosis-related pathways in patients with cancer of the urothelium treated with short-term low-dose interferon alfa. OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 4 treatment arms. In all arms, treatment begins at the time of the pre-operative visit and continues until the time of cystoscopy. - Arm I: Patients receive low-dose interferon alfa subcutaneously (SC) twice daily. - Arm II: Patients receive interferon alfa as in arm I at a higher dose. - Arm III: Patients receive interferon alfa SC once daily. - Arm IV: Patients receive interferon alfa as in arm III at a higher dose. In all arms, treatment continues in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30 patients will be accrued for this study.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients must have histologically proven urothelial cancer, known or suspected (e.g. by outside evaluation) to be muscle-invasive, and be scheduled for cystoscopy and transurethral biopsy as part of their routine evaluation at M. D. Anderson. 2. Patients must understand the investigational nature of this study and provide written, informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients who are pregnant or lactating are not eligible. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test before starting therapy. 2. Patients with current symptoms suggestive of clinically significant affective disorder. 3. Patients taking more than physiologic replacement doses of corticosteroids are not eligible.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ashish M. Kamat, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.