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Houston, Texas 77030


The goals of this clinical research study are to see how individuals with advanced head and neck cancer respond to treatment with the new drug thrombospondin (ABT-510) and to learn how effective it is in destroying cancer cells. The safety of ABT-510 and the effect ABT-510 has on cells in the body will also be studied.

Study summary:

This is a phase Ib/II, single-center, open-label study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and biologic efficacy of ABT-510 (thrombospondin). Participants will be patients with incurable head and neck cancer. Patients will begin at a fixed dose level of thrombospondin subcutaneously twice daily. Cycles of treatment are 28 days (4 weeks). Patients will be treated with thrombospondin until progression of tumor or toxicity.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patient has histologically proven squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck that is not amenable to curative therapy, including radiation or surgery (including surgery following induction chemotherapy or chemo-radiation). - Patient's tumor is biopsy accessible. - Patient has a Karnofsky performance status >/= 70. - Patient has adequate bone marrow function: WBC >/= 3,000 cells/mm3, ANC >/= 1,500 cells/mm3, platelet count >/= 100,000 cells/mm3, Hgb >/= 9.0 g/dL. - Patient has adequate liver function: total bilirubin level </= 2.0 mg/dL, albumin >/= 2.5 g/dL. - Transaminases (SGOT and/or SGPT) may be up to 2.5 x ULN if alkaline phosphatase is </= ULN, or alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are </= ULN. However, patients who have both transaminase elevation > 1.5 x ULN and alkaline phosphatase > 2.5 x ULN are not eligible for this study. - Patient has serum creatinine < 2 mg/dl - Patient has signed a written informed consent. - Patient may have received any number of prior chemotherapeutic regimens for recurrent or metastatic disease. - The subject must not be pregnant or breastfeeding. All subjects (male and female) should practice contraception (e.g., barrier, hormonal, intrauterine device [IUD]) or abstain from sexual intercourse while in the study and for up to two months following completion of therapy. - The subject is able to self-administer or has a caregiver who can reliably administer subcutaneous (SC) injections. - Patient >/= 18 years of age. Exclusion Criteria: - No biopsy accessible tissue. - Patient has received prior radiation therapy to biopsy site within the past 3 months. (Patient may have received palliative radiation within the past 2 weeks, but not to the biopsy site.) - Patient exhibits confusion, disorientation, or has a history of major psychiatric illness which may impair patient's understanding of the informed consent. - Patient requires total parenteral nutrition with lipids. - Patient has a history of uncontrolled heart disease including congestive heart failure, angina at rest, myocardial infarct in the last 6 months, uncontrolled hypertension with systolic blood pressure (BP) >160 or diastolic BP >90, systolic BP <90 or symptomatic hypotension, or symptomatic or potentially life-threatening tachycardia, bradycardia or arrhythmia. - Pregnant women and women who are currently breast-feeding may not participate in this study. All women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 24 hours prior to enrolling in the study. - Serious infection or other intercurrent illness requiring immediate therapy. - The subject has a history of or currently exhibits clinically significant cancer related events of bleeding (e.g., hemoptysis). The subject has a recent history of (within 4 weeks from Study Day 1) or currently exhibits other clinically significant events of bleeding. - If subject is receiving therapeutic anticoagulation therapy, low dose anticoagulation for catheter prophylaxis will be permitted; PT/PTT must be within normal limits. - The patient has a history of or currently exhibits central nervous system (CNS) metastasis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 28 days of enrollment is required to confirm the absence of CNS metastases. - Patient has received chemotherapy or biologic therapy within 3 weeks of registration.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Edward S. Kim, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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