Irinotecan Plus Carmustine in Treating Patients With Recurrent Primary Malignant Glioma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of irinotecan plus carmustine in treating patients who have recurrent primary malignant glioma.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase I Treatment of Adults With Primary Malignant Glioma With Irinotecan (CPT-11) (NSC #6616348) Plus BCNU (NSC #409962)|
|Study Start Date:||April 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of irinotecan administered in combination with a fixed dose of carmustine in patients with recurrent primary malignant glioma. II. Determine the toxic effects of irinotecan and carmustine in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of irinotecan. Patients receive irinotecan IV over 90 minutes weekly on weeks 1-4 and carmustine IV over 1 hour on weeks 1-6. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of irinotecan until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 1 of 6 patients experiences dose limiting toxicities.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 18-36 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Study Chair:||Henry S. Friedman, MD||Duke Cancer Institute|