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Loveland, Colorado 80538

  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific


RATIONALE: Colony-stimulating factors such as sargramostim increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining radiation therapy with sargramostim may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects of giving radiation therapy together with sargramostim and to see how well it works in treating patients with advanced solid tumors.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the safety of contrast-enhanced high-dose radiotherapy administered with sargramostim (GM-CSF) in patients with advanced solid malignancies. - Determine immune response in patients treated with this regimen. - Determine tumor response in patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to prior therapy (biopsy or simple surgery vs radical surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy). Patients receive a contrast agent intratumorally followed by a single fraction of kilovoltage radiotherapy. Beginning 24 hours after radiotherapy, patients receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) intratumorally continuously for 1 week and then subcutaneously for 2 weeks. Patients with lung tumors receive GM-CSF by inhalation twice daily for 1 week and then every other week for a total of 3 weeks of drug treatment. Treatment may repeat in several weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 8 weeks. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 47 patients (12 for phase I and 35 for phase II) will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed solid malignancy - Advanced disease - Radiotherapy is appropriate treatment (i.e., radio-responsive) - No tumors beyond the reach of kilovoltage beam (e.g., > 15 cm beneath the skin) - At least 1 lesion accessible to needle localization and catheter placement - May be refractory to prior chemotherapy PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - 0-4 Life expectancy - At least 2 months Hematopoietic - Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL (RBC transfusion allowed) - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm^3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent) - No excessive leukemic blasts - No bleeding diathesis Hepatic - PT and PTT ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - AST or ALT < 2 times ULN - Alkaline phosphatase < 2 times ULN Renal - Creatinine < 1.5 mg/dL Other - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - No contraindication to MRI or CT scan - No medical or psychiatric condition that would preclude giving informed consent - Able to lie flat for 1 hour - No known hypersensitivity to sargramostim (GM-CSF) or any of its components PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Prior biologic therapy allowed - No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy - See Disease Characteristics - No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy - Concurrent hormonal therapy allowed Radiotherapy - Prior radiotherapy to planned treatment site allowed - No other concurrent radiotherapy to planned treatment site Surgery - Prior surgery allowed Other - More than 14 days since prior radiosensitizers - No other concurrent investigational therapy



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Michael D. Weil, MD
Sirius Medicine

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Location Contact:

Loveland, Colorado 80538
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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