Acridine Carboxamide in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
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 acridine carboxamide in treating patients who have recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: acridine carboxamide
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Open Label Phase II Study on XR5000 Administered as a 5 Day Infusion in Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme|
|Study Start Date:||October 1999|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy acridine carboxzmide in terms of objective response rate and response duration in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. II. Determine the toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive acridine carboxamide IV continuously over days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses and up to a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 6 weeks until disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study.
|Beatson Oncology Centre|
|Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G11 6NT|
|Study Chair:||Chris Twelves, MD, BMedSci, FRCP||University of Glasgow|