Evaluation of Combined Chlorambucil and Toceranib for Treatment of Canine Mast Cell Tumors

Patient Disease:

Canine Mast Cell Tumor

Study Name:

Evaluation of Combined Chlorambucil and Toceranib for Treatment of Canine Mast Cell Tumors

Purpose of the study:

  • To evaluate the safety and antitumor activity of combination treatment with toceranib and metronomic chlorambucil given to dogs with measurable mast cell tumor (MCT)

Primary Eligibility Criteria:

  • Dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of mast cell tumor that is at least 1 cm in diameter
  • Good function of liver and kidneys, acceptable blood cell counts, and free of severe underlying disease
  • Two-week washout from chemotherapy, 6 weeks from radiation therapy, 72 hours from steroids and cannot have been on steroids for >2 weeks; no prior treatment with toceranib or chlorambucil (or similar drugs)
  • Pets must come to CSU for all visits related to the clinical trial

Study Protocol:

  • Once enrolled, dogs will start treatment first with chlorambucil and then toceranib two weeks later; this study does not have a placebo group – all dogs will receive treatment with toceranib and chlorambucil.
  • Dogs will come for visits every 2 weeks for physical exam, tumor measurements, and blood +/- urine collection for the 1st 8 weeks then every 6 weeks
  • Dogs will continue on study as long as the treatment is tolerated and the tumor is not growing

Owner Responsibilities:

  • Follow appointment schedule required by study protocol
  • Administer oral medications at home to your pet
  • Costs associated with the initial exam fee, other tests to confirm study eligibility, the cost of chlorambucil, and ancillary medications (diphenhydramine [Benadryl] and omeprazole [Prilosec])

Financial Incentives:

  • The study will cover the costs of initial testing (lymph node cytology, ultrasound, cytology of the tumor), genetic testing of the tumor, recheck examinations, blood and urine tests, and toceranib

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