Ixabepilone in Treating Young Patients With Refractory Solid Tumors

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00331643


This phase II trial is studying how well ixabepilone works in treating young patients with refractory solid tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ixabepilone, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

Official Title

Phase II Trial of Ixabepilone (BMS-247550), an Epothilone B Analog, in Children and Young Adults With Refractory Solid Tumors

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Histologically confirmed diagnosis (at original diagnosis or recurrence) of 1 of the

      - Embryonal or alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

      - Osteosarcoma*

      - Ewing's sarcoma /peripheral neuroectodermal tumor*

      - Synovial sarcoma or malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor*

      - Wilms' tumor*

         - Age ≤ 21 years at original diagnosis

      - Neuroblastoma

         - Age ≤ 21 years at original diagnosis

         - Clinically or radiographically measurable or evaluable (by iodine I 123
         metaiodobenzoguanine sulfate [^123I-MIBG] or bone scan [evaluable tumors
         must be positive at ≥ 1 site])

            - If lesion was previously irradiated, a biopsy must be performed ≥ 6
            weeks after completion of radiotherapy and viable neuroblastoma must be

            - No elevated urinary catecholamines and/or bone marrow evidence of tumor
            with measurable disease clinically or by imaging modalities (CT scan,
            MRI, ^123I-MIBG, or bone scan)

   - Refractory or recurrent disease with no known curative treatment options

   - ECOG performance status (PS) 0-2 OR Karnofsky PS 50-100% (patients > 16 years of age)
   OR Lansky PS 50-100% (patients ≤ 16 years)

   - Life expectancy ≥ 8 weeks

   - No evidence of active graft-versus-host disease

   - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm³ (no growth factors)

   - Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm³ (transfusion independent)

   - Not pregnant or nursing

   - Fertile patients must agree to use effective contraception

   - Negative pregnancy test

   - Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dL (may receive RBC transfusions)

   - Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate ≥ 70 mL/min

   - Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

   - ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN

   - No clinically significant unrelated systemic illness that would preclude study
   treatment, including any of the following:

      - Serious infections

      - Hepatic, renal, or other organ dysfunction

      - CNS toxicity ≤ grade 2

      - No pre-existing sensory or motor neuropathy ≥ grade 2

   - Seizure disorder allowed provided it is well controlled by anticonvulsants

   - No known prior severe hypersensitivity reaction to agents containing Cremophor EL®

   - Fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy,
   or radiotherapy

   - More than 2 weeks since prior myelosuppressive chemotherapy (4 weeks if prior

   - At least 7 days since prior biologic agents

   - At least 2 weeks since prior local palliative (small-port) radiotherapy

   - At least 6 months since prior craniospinal radiotherapy OR radiotherapy to ≥ 50% of
   the pelvis

   - At least 6 weeks since other prior substantial bone marrow radiotherapy

   - At least 4 months since prior allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT)

   - At least 2 months since prior autologous SCT

   - No prior taxane (paclitaxel, docetaxel) therapy

   - More than 1 week since prior growth factor use (except epoetin alfa)

   - More than 1 week since prior and no concurrent strong inhibitors ofCYP3A4, including
   any of the following:

      - Clarithromycin

      - Troleandomycin

      - Erythromycin

      - Ketoconazole

      - Itraconazole

      - Fluconazole (doses > 3mg/kg/day)

      - Voriconazole

      - Nefazodone

      - Fluvoxamine

      - Verapamil

      - Diltiazem

      - Amiodarone

      - Grapefruit juice

   - More than 1 week since prior and no concurrent enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants,
   including any of the following:

      - Carbamazepine

      - Felbamate

      - Phenobarbital

      - Phenytoin

      - Primidone

      - Oxcarbazepine

   - No concurrent aprepitant

   - No concurrent Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort)

   - No concurrent sargramostim (GM-CSF) or interleukin-11

   - No other concurrent chemotherapy or immunomodulating agents

   - No concurrent radiotherapy

   - Concurrent steroids allowed for pain or chemotherapy-associated nausea or vomiting


drug: ixabepilone

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Norman Lacayo

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