Suramin Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme
RATIONALE: Suramin may stop the growth of glioblastoma multiforme by stopping blood flow to the tumor. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining suramin with radiation therapy may be a more effective treatment for glioblastoma multiforme.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of suramin plus radiation therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Suramin and Concurrent Radiation Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme|
|Study Start Date:||December 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the toxicity of suramin administered prior to and concurrent with radiotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed high grade glioblastoma multiforme. II. Evaluate this regimen in terms of survival in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive suramin IV over 2 hours for initial dose and over 1 hour for subsequent doses daily for 5 days on week 1. Patients receive concurrent radiotherapy daily with suramin IV over 1 hour twice weekly on weeks 2-7. Patients with stable or responsive disease receive a second course of suramin twice weekly on weeks 20-24. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 2 months until disease progression or start of new therapy and then monthly for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 54 patients will be accrued for this study over 1.5 years.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|United States, Florida|
|H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612|
|United States, Georgia|
|Emory University Hospital - Atlanta|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Oncology Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|United States, Michigan|
|Henry Ford Hospital|
|Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1082|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284-7811|
|Study Chair:||John J. Laterra, MD, PhD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|