Last updated on November 2018

Metformin in Children With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the tolerability and safety of escalating doses of metformin on a backbone of vincristine, irinotecan and temozolomide (VIT) in children with recurrent and refractory solid tumors.

Detailed Study Description

Metformin is an oral anti-diabetes medication that activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Recent data from in vitro and in vivo experiments, as well as epidemiologic retrospective analyses, suggest that metformin has anti-cancer activity. Vincristine, irinotecan, and temozolomide (VIT) is a combination of chemotherapeutic agents that have different mechanisms of action as well as disparate side effect profiles. Two recent phase 1 trials have demonstrated that this regimen is safe and well-tolerated in children with relapsed and refractory solid tumors.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01528046

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