Phase II Clinical Study of a Liposome Entrapped Cisplatin Analog (L-NDDP) Administered Intrapleurally in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the antitumor efficacy of a liposomal-cisplatin analogue (L-NDDP)
administered into the pleural space in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. II.
Determine the time to progression and overall survival in this patient population. III.
Evaluate the quantitative and qualitative toxicity of intrapleural L-NDDP.
OUTLINE: All patients undergo a thoracoscopy under general anesthesia. The thoracoscope is
removed and any collected fluid is drained from the chest cavity. The first treatment with
liposomal-cisplatin analogue (L-NDDP) is administered at this time into the intrapleural
space over a 10 minute period. Subsequent 10 minute intrapleural infusions of L-NDDP through
a percutaneous catheter are administered every 3 weeks. Treatment continues unless
unacceptable toxic effects or disease progression occurs. Antitumor activity is assessed 2
months after the second course of therapy, and every 2 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.5
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Abraham Chachoua, MD
New York University School of Medicine
United States: Federal Government
|University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center||Houston, Texas 77030-4009|
|NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center||New York, New York 10016|