Carmustine in Treating Adults With Recurrent Supratentorial Low-Grade Glioma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of carmustine in treating adults with recurrent supratentorial low-grade glioma.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant
Procedure: surgical procedure
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Treatment of Adults With Recurrent Supratentorial Low Grade Glioma With Gliadel Wafers|
|Study Start Date:||January 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2004|
- Determine the antitumor activity of Gliadel wafers (carmustine) in the treatment of recurrent supratentorial low grade glioma.
- Assess the toxicity of this therapy in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified by disease (fibrillary astrocytoma vs oligodendroglioma or mixed glioma).
Patients receive up to 8 Gliadel wafers (containing carmustine) implanted in the resected tumor cavity.
Patients are followed every 2 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue a maximum of 68 patients within 18-24 months.
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Study Chair:||Henry S. Friedman, MD||Duke University|