ZD 1839 in Treating Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme in First Relapse
RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as ZD 1839 may interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow the growth of glioblastoma multiforme.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of ZD 1839 in treating patients who have glioblastoma multiforme in first relapse.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of ZD 1839 (NSC 715055) for Patients With First Relapse Glioblastoma Multiforme|
|Study Start Date:||June 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2005|
- Determine the activity of ZD 1839 in patients with glioblastoma multiforme in first relapse.
- Determine the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of this drug in these patients.
- Assess the relationship between epidermal growth factor receptor status in these patients and activity of this drug.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral ZD 1839 once daily. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed for at least 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 53 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 University|