Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003996
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: May 2008
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy plus radiation therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.


Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: carmustine
Drug: chemotherapy
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: etoposide
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Pre-Irradiation Chemotherapy With BCNU, Cisplatin and Oral Etoposide Combined With Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Grade 4 Astrocytoma (Glioblastoma)

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 84
Study Start Date: May 1999
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of carmustine, cisplatin, and etoposide administered prior to and during radiotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed high grade glioblastoma multiforme. II. Assess the toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population. III. Assess fatigue, depression, and excessive daytime somnolence in terms of incidence, duration, and relation to age, tumor type, tumor site, cancer therapy, and symptoms in this patient population. IV. Evaluate the quality of life of these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive pre-irradiation chemotherapy consisting of carmustine IV over 1 hour on days 1-3 and oral etoposide on days 1-21 and 29-49 immediately followed by cisplatin IV over 1-2 hours on days 1-3 and 29-31. Treatment repeats every 8 weeks for 2 courses. Patients receive concurrent cranial radiotherapy daily over 8 weeks during course 2. Patients then receive carmustine IV over 1-2 hours every 8 weeks for 4 courses. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed before the study, prior to each treatment course, every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, and then annually for 5 years. Patients are followed every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, annually for 5 years, and then for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 84 patients will be accrued for this study within 15 months.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme No oligodendrogliomas or oligoastrocytomas

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 130,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 0.5 mg/dL above ULN Other: No uncontrolled infection No other major medical conditions No other concurrent malignancy except superficial skin cancers Must be able to read English (quality of life assessment only) No other problem that may preclude quality of life assessment Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Concurrent steroids allowed Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003996

Locations
United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinical and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Timothy J. Moynihan, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Jaeckle K, Ballman K, O'Fallon J, et al.: Response to pre-radiation chemotherapy as a predictor of survival in patients with newly diagnosed malignant astrocytoma: a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study. [Abstract] Neuro-Oncology 6 (4): TA-26, 376, 2004.
Jaeckle K, Ballman K, Uhm J, et al.: Relationship of administration of enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants (EIAC) to survival in patients with glioblastoma: a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study. [Abstract] Neuro-Oncology 6 (4): TA-27, 376, 2004.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003996     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067206, NCCTG-987252
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: February 6, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adult glioblastoma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glioblastoma
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Astrocytoma
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Carmustine
Etoposide phosphate
Cisplatin
Etoposide
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic

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