Investigational New Drugs

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 329–331 | Cite as

A phase II trial of piroxantrone in adenocarcinoma of the pancreas

A Southwest Oncology Group Study
  • Terry R. Jenkins
  • Catherine Tangen
  • John S. Macdonald
  • Geoffrey Weiss
  • Robert Chapman
  • Alexander Hantel
Phase II Clinical Trials Brief Report


Thirty-five evaluable patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas were treated with piroxantrone at a dose of 150 mg/m2 intravenously every 21 days. No objective responses were observed (95% confidence interval 0% –10%). Toxicities of grade ≥ 3 were primarily hematologic and were seen in 28 patients. Piroxantrone is inactive in pancreatic cancer and no further investigation of this agent in this tumor is recommended.

Key words

piroxantrone adenocarcinoma of the pancreas 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry R. Jenkins
    • 1
  • Catherine Tangen
    • 2
  • John S. Macdonald
    • 3
  • Geoffrey Weiss
    • 4
  • Robert Chapman
    • 5
  • Alexander Hantel
    • 6
  1. 1.Brooke Army Medical CenterSan Antonio
  2. 2.Southwest Oncology Group Statistical CenterSeattle
  3. 3.Temple UniversityPhiladelphia
  4. 4.University of Texas Health Science CenterSan Antonio
  5. 5.Henry Ford HospitalDetroit
  6. 6.Loyola University Stritch School of MedicineMaywoodUSA

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