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Phase I dose-escalation study of oral vinflunine administered once daily for 6 weeks every 8 weeks in patients with advanced/metastatic solid tumours.
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PMID:  23299791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Vinflunine ditartrate is a microtubule inhibitor belonging to the vinca alkaloid family. This phase I study was carried out to evaluate the maximal tolerated dose, the safety profile, the pharmacokinetics and the activity of oral vinflunine (VFL) given daily in patients with advanced/metastatic solid tumours and who have failed standard therapy. METHODS: Patients were treated with oral VFL administered once daily for 6 weeks followed by a two-week rest. Sequential dose-escalating cohorts of patients were enrolled into 5 dose levels: 20, 40, 60, 75 and 95 mg/day. RESULTS: In total, 27 patients received 53 cycles. Dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) were observed from 60 mg/day. The dose levels 75 and 95 mg/day were both assessed as maximal tolerated dose. The most frequent dose-limiting toxicities were of haematological origin. The recommended dose was defined as 60 mg/day, dose at which 4 patients experienced long stabilizations (≥4 months) and also received longer treatment duration in comparison with the other dose levels. Blood exposure of VFL and its active metabolite 4-O-deacetyl vinflunine (DVFL) increased proportionally to the dose levels. The concentrations of VFL and DVFL reached a steady state at, respectively, 5 and 20 days and remained stable for the rest of the cycle. Increased incidence of DLT/SAE was consistent with the increase of VFL dose and drug exposure. CONCLUSIONS: These results showed the feasibility of daily oral vinflunine administration on a 6-week treatment duration. This new schedule of administrations enabled sustained and stable blood concentrations of both VFL and DVFL. The recommended dose was defined at 60 mg/day, dose at which 4 patients experienced clinical benefit.
J P Delord; J M Tourani; F Lefresne; A Pétain; J-C Pouget; A Ravaud
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0843     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Chemother. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7806519     Medline TA:  Cancer Chemother Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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