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Treatment Protocol for Patients Continuing From SU011248 Protocols

Information source: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Advanced Cancer; Solid Tumors

Intervention: SU011248 (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Amado Zurita, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Summary

To provide access to SU011248 treatment for patients who have participated in a SU011248 protocol and are eligible to enter this protocol. Because this is a continuation protocol for different studies, the population will consist of patients with different solid advanced malignancies treated with a variety of therapies including single agent SU011248 and in combination with chemotherapy, and placebo (patients who did not qualify for cross-over within the previous trial due to declining health status).

Clinical Details

Official title: A Treatment Protocol for Patients Continuing From SU011248 Protocols

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: To provide access to Sutent® (sunitinib malate) for patients having taken part in a research study using Sutent® while gathering information about long-term treatment safety and effectiveness.

Detailed description: Sunitinib malate is designed to block pathways that control important events such as the growth of blood vessels that are essential for the growth of cancer. Before you can start treatment on this study you will have "screening tests." These tests will help the doctor decide if you are eligible to take part in this study. You will have computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to check the status of your disease. If you had scans on your previous research study (within 6 weeks), you will not need to have these scans. Women who are able to have children will have blood drawn (about 1 teaspoon) for a pregnancy test. To be eligible to take part in this study, the pregnancy test must be negative. Within 1 day of starting therapy on this study, you will have a physical exam. This will include a review of any symptoms you are currently having and any side effects you have experienced since your last visit on the previous research study. You will be asked about any medications or treatments you may be taking. Blood (about 1 teaspoon) will be drawn for routine tests. If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will begin taking sunitinib malate by mouth, around the same time each day, with a glass (about 8 ounces) of water. You should not give the medicine to anyone else and you should keep the medicine out of reach of children. You should not make-up missed doses. The dose level of the study drug you will receive will be based on the dose level you took in the last study. You should contact your study doctor if you have questions about your dosing. If you are planning to have additional procedures for the treatment of the disease, like surgery or radiation therapy, you should tell your doctor. You will need to stop taking sunitinib malate at least 2 weeks before surgery and restart treatment at least 2 weeks after surgery. If you are to have radiation therapy, you should stop taking sunitinib malate 1 day before and restart treatment 1 day afterwards. On Day 1 and on the last day you take sunitinib malate in each cycle, you will have a physical exam. You will be asked about any symptoms you are currently having and any side effects you have experienced since your last visit. You will be asked about any medications or treatments you may be taking. Blood (about 1 teaspoon) and urine will be collected for routine tests. If you were on placebo on your previous study, or this is your first time on sunitinib malate, you will have an ECG and a blood test (about 1 teaspoon) on Day 15 as well. At each study visit you will return any unused medication and empty pill containers. If you are tolerating the study drug with no severe side effects after the first 8 weeks of treatment on this study, you will only be required to return to clinic every 6 weeks for your follow up assessments. If your disease did not get worse while you were on the last study or if you were on the last study for less than 4 months, you will have CT or MRI scans every 3 months to check the status of the disease. You may continue receiving treatment with sunitinib malate unless the disease gets worse, you experience unacceptable side effects, or your doctor feels that it is medically necessary for you to be removed from the study. You can be removed from this study if you do not follow your study schedule. Once you are off-study, you will have an end-of-study visit. At this visit, you will have a physical exam. You will be asked about any medications or treatments you are currently taking and any side effects you may have experienced since your last study visit. Blood (about 1 teaspoon) and urine will be collected for routine tests. You may have an ECG if your doctor thinks it necessary. If your doctor thinks it is necessary, you will have CT and MRI scans. If your previous research study required follow-up, you will be contacted about every 2 months as part of routine follow-up care. This will either be by telephone or clinic visits (depending on your preference), for up to 3 years from the last dose of medication. This is an investigational study. Sunitinib malate has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors and renal cell carcinoma. Its use in this study, for your disease, is considered investigational. About 300 patients will take part in this multicenter study. Up to 20 patients will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

Eligibility

Minimum age: N/A. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients must have participated in a previous SU011248 protocol, and are judged to have potential to derive clinical benefit from SU011248 treatment by the treating physician. 2. Signed and dated informed consent document indicating that the patient (or legally acceptable representative) has been informed of all the pertinent aspects of the trial prior to enrollment. 3. Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plans and laboratory tests and other study procedures. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Current treatment in another clinical research trial (other than SU011248) 2. Symptomatic or uncontrolled CNS metastases. 3. Symptomatic congestive heart failure. 4. Pregnancy or breastfeeding. Patients must be surgically sterile or be postmenopausal, or must agree to use effective contraception during the period of therapy. The definition of effective contraception will be based on the judgment of the principal investigator or a designated associate.

Locations and Contacts

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2007
Last updated: October 5, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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