Media Articles Related to Hexalen (Altretamine)
Novel cancer vaccine holds promise against ovarian cancer, mesothelioma
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2014.03.07]
A novel approach to cancer immunotherapy - strategies designed to induce the immune system to attack cancer cells - may provide a new and cost-effective weapon against some of the most deadly tumors, including ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center report in the Journal of Hematology & Oncology that a protein engineered to combine a molecule targeting a tumor-cell-surface antigen with another protein that stimulates several immune functions prolonged survival in animal models of both tumors.
Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
Source: MedicineNet Ovarian Cancer Specialty [2014.02.25]
Title: Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/24/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Ovarian Cancer Specialty [2014.02.07]
Title: Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 2/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Ovarian Cysts Specialty [2013.09.24]
Title: Ovarian Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ovarian Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Stages, Treatments and Risks
Source: MedicineNet Ovarian Cysts Specialty [2013.07.24]
Title: Ovarian Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Stages, Treatments and Risks
Created: 11/11/2010 6:08:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Published Studies Related to Hexalen (Altretamine)
The bioavailability of three altretamine formulations. [1989.12.15]
The bioavailability of two altretamine preparations was studied in a randomized cross-over design. The two preparations were compared with a third in a parallel design... The in vivo data showed a trend to differences in bioavailability.
Synergy of irofulven in combination with other DNA damaging agents: synergistic interaction with altretamine, alkylating, and platinum-derived agents in the MV522 lung tumor model. [2008.12]
PURPOSE: Irofulven (MGI 114, NSC 683863) is a semisynthetic derivative of illudin S, a natural product present in the Omphalotus illudins (Jack O'Lantern) mushroom. This novel agent produces DNA damage, that in contrast to other agents, is predominately ignored by the global genome repair pathway of the nucleotide excision repair (NER)(2) system. The aim of this study was to determine the antitumor activity of irofulven when administered in combination with 44 different DNA damaging agents, whose damage is in general detected and repaired by the genome repair pathway... CONCLUSION: These results indicate that the antitumor activity of irofulven is enhanced when combined with platinum-derived agents, altretamine, and select alkylating agents such as melphalan or chlorambucil. A common factor between these agents appears to be the production of intrastrand DNA crosslinks. The synergistic interaction between irofulven and other agents may stem from the nucleotide excision repair system being selectively overwhelmed at two distinct points in the pathway, resulting in prolonged stalling of transcription forks, and subsequent initiation of apoptosis.
Long-term follow-up of a phase II trial of oral altretamine for consolidation of clinical complete remission in women with stage III epithelial ovarian cancer in the Southwest Oncology Group. [2004.03]
OBJECTIVE: This report provides follow-up progression-free survival (PFS) and median survival data for women who achieved clinical complete remission (cCR) from stage III ovarian cancer after first-line therapy and were treated with altretamine consolidation therapy... CONCLUSIONS: Consolidation therapy with oral altretamine was generally well tolerated and associated with prolonged progression-free and overall survival in the Phase II setting.
Oral altretamine used as salvage therapy in recurrent ovarian cancer. [2004.01]
CONCLUSION: Outpatient-administered oral altretamine can provide a prolonged disease-free interval with minimal toxicity.
Altretamine (hexamethylmelamine) in the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer: a phase II study. [2003.02]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the activity of oral Altretamine in women with epithelial ovarian carcinoma who responded (PR or CR) to first line chemotherapy but relapsed within 6 months. The protocol was later amended to include patients with relapse within 12 months... CONCLUSION: Altretamine should not be chosen as standard treatment in patients with platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer. However, Altretamine represents a useful alternative in patients who prefer oral treatment or when socioeconomic considerations are an important issue.
Clinical Trials Related to Hexalen (Altretamine)
Recombinant Albumin Fusion Protein sEphB4-HSA in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Solid Tumors [Recruiting]
This study is about an experimental drug called sEphB4-HSA (recombinant albumin fusion
protein sEphB4-HSA). This research study will be the first time sEphB4-HSA is given to
people. sEphB4-HSA prevents tumor cells from multiplying and blocks several compounds that
promote the growth of blood vessels that bring nutrients to the tumor. sEphB4-HSA has shrunk
colon, lung, breast, glioma, melanoma, prostate and Kaposi's sarcoma tumors in mice
A Prospective Validation Study of Albumin Kinetics With Tracer 123 I-HSA [Recruiting]
This is a prospective, validation study of a extempore made tracer compared with a
commercial. Studies with tracer have no medical effects but are used for studying human
physiology, in this case pharmacokinetic variables of endogenous albumin distribution and
turnover at different levels of inflammation.
1. Primary Objective:
- Do the extempore made tracer 123-iodine labeled albumin an commercially manufactured
SERALB-125 give identical values of calculated blood plasma volume and capillary
leakage measured as transcapillary escape rate of albumin?
2. Secondary Objective:
- How do three different measures of albumin turnover correlate in volunteers?
- How do the pharmacokinetic parameters of endogenous albumin vary between the three
Altretamine and Etoposide in Treating Patients With HIV-Related Cancer [Completed]
RATIONALE: 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.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of altretamine plus etoposide in treating
patients with HIV-related cancer.
Acute Neurocardiogenic Injury After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. [Recruiting]
The aim of this study is to describe acute neurocardiogenic injury after subarachnoid
hemorrhage assessed with cardiac 123I-MIBG scintigraphy and 18F-FDG PET/CT during the first
week and the first six months after SAH.
The study hypothesis is that the evolution of the cardiac disturbances follows the clinical
Investigating the Relationships Among Illness Cognition, Social Support, Stress, and Emotional Reactions of Infertile Patients [Recruiting]