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New York, New York 10065


The purpose of this study is to test whether perifosine- a drug that inhibits the protein AKT, and has had some success in the treatment of adult cancers- is safe and effective in treating cancer. The investigators want to find out what effects, good and/or bad, it has on the patient and the cancer. The investigators are testing different dose schedules of perifosine and the patient will be asked to partake in one of the dose schedules.


Inclusion Criteria: - Any solid tumor that failed standard therapy. - Patient must have evidence for tumor by CT, MRI, PET scan, MIBG scan, serum markers, or tissue sampling. - Age ≤ 21 years. - Karnofsky/Lansky performance status ≥ 50% (Karnofsky score for age> 16 years and Lansky score for age ≤ 16 years) - ANC≥ 1000 at least 24 hours off GCSF - Platelets ≥ 75k at least one week off platelet transfusions - Hg≥ 8g/dL at least one week off PRBC transfusion - AST ≤ 3 x the upper limit of normal - ALT ≤ 3 x the upper limit of normal - Total bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dl - serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x the upper limit of normal for age, or calculated creatinine clearance or nuclear GFR ≥ 70 ml/min/1.73 m2. - ≥ 3 weeks since last non-nitrosourea chemotherapy - ≥ 6 weeks since last nitrosoureas - ≥ 4 weeks since last RT - Patients must agree to practice adequate contraception. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative B-HCG pregnancy test documented within 14 days prior to drug initiation. Females must not be breast feeding. - Patients must be able to swallow tablets whole Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnancy - Patients must not have active infection or serious intercurrent medical illness. - HIV-Positive patients receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy are excluded from the study due to possible retro-viral drug interactions. HIV testing not required. - Patients must not be taking EIAEDs. If patients were previously EIAEDs that have been discontinued, patients must have been off the agent for at least 2 weeks prior to registration.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ira Dunkel, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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