Investigational New Drugs

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 317–320 | Cite as

Phase II Trial of Irofulven (6-Hydroxymethylacylfulvene) for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

  • William J. Berg
  • Lawrence Schwartz
  • Richard Yu
  • Madhu Mazumdar
  • Robert J. Motzer


The aim of this study was to determine the antitumor activityof irofulven (6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene) in patients withadvanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Eligible patients hadadvanced renal cell carcinoma with bidimensionally measurabledisease, a Karnofsky performance status of at least 70, lifeexpectancy of greater than three months, no prior treatmentwith chemotherapy, and no evidence of brain metastases.Irofulven was administered at a dose of 11 mg/m2 by 5-minintravenous infusion, on 5 consecutive days. Cycles wererepeated every 28 days. Thirteen patients were enrolled inthis study and 12 were evaluable for response. Of the twelveevaluable patients, no major responses were achieved. Eightpatients had stable disease as best response. Toxicityincluded myelosuppression and gastrointestinal side effects.At the dose and schedule used in this trial, irofulven did notproduce clinical response in RCC.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Berg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Schwartz
    • 3
  • Richard Yu
    • 1
  • Madhu Mazumdar
    • 4
  • Robert J. Motzer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Department of MedicineGenitoury Oncology ServiceUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkU.S.A.
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biostatistics and EpidemiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterUSA

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