Abstracts taken from The National Cancer Institute website
Phase II Study of AZD2171 in Patients With Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Alternate Title: AZD2171 in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery
The goal is to determine the objective confirmed, complete, and partial response rates in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma treated with AZD2171. Patients receive oral AZD2171 once daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for up to 5 years from study entry.
Phase II Study of Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Erlotinib (Tarceva) in Previously Treated Mesothelioma
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of the investigational drugs Avastin and Tarceva are effective in patients with mesothelioma who have previously been treated with chemotherapy.
Each cycle of study treatment lasts 21 days. The patient will take erlotinib by mouth once daily. On day 1 of every cycle, the patient will receive bevacizumab intravenously over a 30-90 minute time period. CT scan(s), MRI(s) and/or x-ray(s) of the cancer site will be performed every 6 weeks (2 cycles) to assess the extent of the response to treatment. Bloodwork will be performed before the first dose of erlotinib and bevacizumab at Cycle 1, Cycle 2, Cycle 3, and at the end of treatment.
At the completion of the treatment a physical exam, vital signs, blood tests, urine tests and standard radiologic testing will be performed. The duration of study depends upon how the patients’ mesothelioma responds to treatment as well as how well the patient tolerates the medication.
Phase II Study of Cisplatin, Pemetrexed and Bevacizumab for Untreated Malignant Mesothelioma
The goal of this study is to estimate the time to progression of cancer in patients with previously untreated mesothelioma receiving cisplatin, pemetrexed, and bevacizumab.
Secondary endpoints will include objective response rate and overall survival. In addition, the objective of the analysis of the correlative science data is to determine any association between tumor expression of VEGF/KDR complex and/or the presence of sv40 (as detected by PCR amplification) and objective response.
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Phase II Study of AZD2171 in Patients With Malignant Pleural, Peritoneal, or Tunica Vaginalis Mesothelioma That is Not Amenable to Curative Surgery
The main objective is to fetermine the objective response rate in patients with malignant pleural, peritoneal, or tunica vaginalis mesothelioma that is not amenable to curative surgery who are treated with AZD2171. Patients receive oral ADZ2171 once daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo blood collection periodically during study for biomarker and optional pharmacogenomic correlative studies. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for up to 8 weeks.
Phase II Study of Bevacizumab, Pemetrexed and Carboplatin as First-Line Therapy in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
The primary objective is to assess antitumor activity of the combination of bevacizumab, pemetrexed and carboplatin, in terms of time to progression. This trial is not yet open for patient recruitment.