Immunotoxin Therapy in Treating Patients With Malignant Glioma
RATIONALE: Immunotoxins can locate tumor cells and kill them without harming normal cells. This may be an effective treatment for malignant glioma.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of immunotoxin therapy in treating patients who have malignant glioma.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Biological: cintredekin besudotox
Drug: isolated perfusion
Procedure: conventional surgery
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Interstitial Infusion of IL 13-PE38QQR Cytotoxin in Recurrent Malignant Glioma: Phase I/II Study|
|Study Start Date:||October 2000|
- Determine the toxic effects and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of interstitial interleukin-13 PE38QQR immunotoxin in patients with malignant glioma.
- Determine the response rate, duration of response, time to response, overall survival, and time to progression in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the toxic effects of this drug at the MTD in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation, multicenter study.
Patients undergo stereotactic biopsy of brain tumor followed by CT guided stereotactic placement of 2 intratumoral catheters on day 0. Patients with histologically confirmed malignant glioma receive interleukin-13 PE38QQR immunotoxin interstitially over 96 hours beginning on day 1. Patients with a residual enhancing mass undergo repeat catheter placement on day 56 and then receive a second interstitial infusion beginning on day 57 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of interleukin-13 PE38QQR immunotoxin until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Additional patients are treated at the MTD.
Patients are followed every 8 weeks.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 30 patients will be accrued for phase I of the study within 6 months and a total of 12-35 patients will be accrued for phase II of the study within 10-12 months.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3300|
|United States, Florida|
|H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at University of South Florida|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612-9497|
|United States, Georgia|
|Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1414|
|Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|United States, Michigan|
|Josephine Ford Cancer Center at Henry Ford Health System|
|Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1082|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4283|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284-7811|
|Study Chair:||Jon Weingart, MD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|