Etoposide Plus Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Recurrent Ependymomas
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients with recurrent ependymomas following radiation therapy.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A PHASE II TRIAL OF ETOPOSIDE AND CISPLATIN IN THE TREATMENT OF RECURRENT EPENDYMOMAS|
|Study Start Date:||October 1991|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 1998 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and toxicity of etoposide and cisplatin in patients with recurrent ependymomas.
OUTLINE: All patients receive cisplatin followed by etoposide on days 1-3. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for a total of 6 courses unless disease progression or unacceptable toxicity intervenes. The etoposide dose may be increased by 10% on subsequent courses if the white blood cell and platelet nadirs on the previous course are at least 3,000 and 100,000, respectively. Patients are followed every 2 months for 6 months, then every 3 months for 4.5 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35 patients will be entered over approximately 7 years if there are 3-8 responses in the first 13 patients and 7-9 responses in the first 25 patients.
|United States, Arizona|
|Mayo Clinic Scottsdale|
|Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259|
|United States, Florida|
|Mayo Clinic Jacksonville|
|Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic Cancer Center|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Study Chair:||Randolph S. Marks, MD||Mayo Clinic|