Carmustine Plus O6-benzylguanine in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Glioma
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining carmustine and O6-benzylguanine in treating patients who have recurrent or progressive glioma.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of BCNU Plus O6-Benzylguanine in the Treatment of Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Cerebral Anaplastic Gliomas|
|Study Start Date:||August 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2001|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the activity of carmustine and O6-benzylguanine in patients with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, or gliosarcoma resistant to nitrosourea. II. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive O6-benzylguanine IV over 1 hour, followed 1 hour later by carmustine IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-32 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Study Chair:||Henry S. Friedman, MD||Duke Cancer Institute|