Current as of December 10, 2023
The MTD and biochemically active dose of FUDR as a 24-hour and gemcitabine as a 2-hour infusion will be determined first (Part A); if the biochemically active FUDR dose is less than the MTD, new patients will be entered to determine the maximum tolerated duration of FUDR infusion (Part B).
- DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
- Diagnostically proven locally advanced, but unresectable primary or recurrent solid tumors or lymphoma or metastatic solid tumors that have failed standard therapy or no such therapy is available.
- Objectively measurable disease not required.
- No patients with leukemia or primary or metastatic CNS malignancies.
- PRIOR/CONCURRENT THERAPY:
- Biologic Therapy: Greater than 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered from all toxic effects.
- Chemotherapy: Greater than 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered from all toxic effects with following exceptions: At least 6 weeks since prior mitomycin C or nitrosourea therapy. At least 3 months since prior suramin therapy.
- Endocrine Therapy: Not specified
- Radiotherapy: At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy (4 weeks if at least 21% of marrow irradiated) and recovered from all toxic effects.
- Surgery: Recovered from any prior surgery.
- PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
- Age: 18 and over.
- Performance status: ECOG 0-2
- AGC at least 2,000/microL.
- Platelet count at least 100,000/microL.
- Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL.
- Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL.
- No failure of prior gemcitabine therapy.
- No concurrent cimetidine (ranitidine and other anti-ulcer agents allowed).
- No active infection requiring intravenous antibiotic therapy.
- HIV negative.
- No other medical contraindication to protocol therapy.
- No pregnant or nursing women.
- Adequate contraception required of fertile patients.
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Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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