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Zinecard (Dexrazoxane Hydrochloride) - Summary

 
 



ZINECARD SUMMARY

ZINECARD® (dexrazoxane for injection) is a sterile, pyrogen-free lyophilizate intended for intravenous administration. It is a cardioprotective agent for use in conjunction with doxorubicin.

ZINECARD is indicated for reducing the incidence and severity of cardiomyopathy associated with doxorubicin administration in women with metastatic breast cancer who have received a cumulative doxorubicin dose of 300 mg/m2 and who will continue to receive doxorubicin therapy to maintain tumor control. It is not recommended for use with the initiation of doxorubicin therapy (see WARNINGS).


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Published Studies Related to Zinecard (Dexrazoxane)

Assessment of dexrazoxane as a cardioprotectant in doxorubicin-treated children with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: long-term follow-up of a prospective, randomised, multicentre trial. [2010.10]
BACKGROUND: Doxorubicin chemotherapy is associated with cardiomyopathy. Dexrazoxane reduces cardiac damage during treatment with doxorubicin in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). We aimed to establish the long-term effect of dexrazoxane on the subclinical state of cardiac health in survivors of childhood high-risk ALL 5 years after completion of doxorubicin treatment... INTERPRETATION: Dexrazoxane provides long-term cardioprotection without compromising oncological efficacy in doxorubicin-treated children with high-risk ALL. Dexrazoxane exerts greater long-term cardioprotective effects in girls than in boys. FUNDING: US National Institutes of Health, Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, University of Miami Women's Cancer Association, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Roche Diagnostics, Pfizer, and Novartis. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

In vitro and in vivo study on the antioxidant activity of dexrazoxane. [2010.04]
OBJECTIVES: The iron chelator dexrazoxane has been shown to significantly reduce anthracycline-induced cardiac toxicity in several randomized controlled studies. Aim of the present study was to assess the in vitro and in vivo antioxidant effects of dexrazoxane... CONCLUSIONS: Dexrazoxane has in vitro antioxidant capacity. In vivo, it is able to reduce the epirubicin-induced free radical production. The intrinsic antioxidant effect of this compound could explain the reduction of the anthracyclines-induced toxicity in those patients treated with dexrazoxane supplementation. (c) 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Multicenter randomized phase III study of the cardioprotective effect of dexrazoxane (Cardioxane) in advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients treated with anthracycline-based chemotherapy. [2006.04]
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity has led to the adoption of empirical dose limits that may restrict continued use of anthracyclines among patients who might benefit. Dexrazoxane, a cardioprotective agent, has been shown to reduce the risk of anthracycline-associated cardiotoxicity when given from first dose of anthracycline. This study sought to confirm the benefit of dexrazoxane in patients at high risk of cardiotoxicity due to prior anthracycline use... CONCLUSION: Dexrazoxane significantly reduced the occurrence and severity of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in patients at increased risk of cardiac dysfunction due to previous anthracycline treatment without compromising the antitumor efficacy of the chemotherapeutic regimen.

Effect of epirubicin-based chemotherapy and dexrazoxane supplementation on QT dispersion in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients. [2005.12]
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Aim of the present study was to assess the effect of epirubicin-based chemotherapy on QT interval dispersion in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and the effect of dexrazoxane supplementation. Prolongation of QT dispersion may not only represent a sensitive tool in identifying the first sign of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, but it may serve also in identifying patients who are at risk of arrhythmic events... CONCLUSIONS: Epirubicin-based chemotherapy causes an early increase of the QT and QTc dispersion, which is attenuated by dexrazoxane supplementation. Therefore, dexrazoxane can reduce the arrhythmic risk in patients treated with epirubicin.

The effect of dexrazoxane on myocardial injury in doxorubicin-treated children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. [2004.07.08]
BACKGROUND: Doxorubicin chemotherapy is very effective in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) but also injures myocardial cells. Dexrazoxane, a free-radical scavenger, may protect the heart from doxorubicin-associated damage... CONCLUSIONS: Dexrazoxane prevents or reduces cardiac injury, as reflected by elevations in troponin T, that is associated with the use of doxorubicin for childhood ALL without compromising the antileukemic efficacy of doxorubicin. Longer follow-up will be necessary to determine the influence of dexrazoxane on echocardiographic findings at four years and on event-free survival. Copyright 2004 Massachusetts Medical Society

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Clinical Trials Related to Zinecard (Dexrazoxane)

Chemotherapy Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Young Patients With Newly Diagnosed Hodgkin's Disease [Completed]
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage cancer cells. Combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known if chemotherapy is more effective with or without dexrazoxane for Hodgkin's disease. PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy, with or without dexrazoxane, followed by radiation therapy in treating young patients with newly diagnosed stage I, stage II, or stage III Hodgkin's disease.

Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide and Dexrazoxane (VACdxr) in High Risk Ewing's Sarcoma Patients [Active, not recruiting]
Objectives: 1. To determine if dose intensive Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide and Dexrazoxane (VACdxr) with or without ImmTherTM can improve the 2-year disease-free survival seen with standard VAC therapy. 2. To evaluate the feasibility and describe the toxicity associated with VACdxr. 3. To evaluate the feasibility and describe the toxicity of administering ImmTherTM on a weekly basis for 50- 52 weeks. 4. To determine which therapy (VACdxr+ or VACdxr-) is worthy of further evaluation.

Obatoclax Mesylate, Vincristine Sulfate, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, and Dexrazoxane Hydrochloride in Treating Young Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphoma, or Leukemia [Terminated]
This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of obatoclax mesylate when given together with vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, and dexrazoxane hydrochloride in treating young patients with relapsed or refractory solid tumors, lymphoma, or leukemia. Obatoclax mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the proteins needed for cell growth and causing the cells to self-destruct. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, and dexrazoxane hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving obatoclax mesylate together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

Combination Chemotherapy, Surgery, and Radiation Therapy With or Without Dexrazoxane and Trastuzumab in Treating Women With Stage III or Stage IV Breast Cancer [Terminated]
Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy with or without dexrazoxane and trastuzumab in treating women who have stage IIIA, stage IIIB or stage IV breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Chemoprotective drugs, such as dexrazoxane, may protect normal cells from the side effects of chemotherapy. Monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. It is not yet known if chemotherapy combined with surgery and radiation therapy is more effective with or without dexrazoxane and trastuzumab in treating breast cancer

Study to Evaluate the Reduction of Cardiac Problems in Multiple Sclerosis Patients With Mitoxantrone and Dexrazoxane in Combination [Active, not recruiting]
This study will primarily address the question whether the combination of Mitoxantrone therapy with dexrazoxane can reduce cardiotoxic side effects in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis patients in comparison to Mitoxantrone monotherapy.

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