Radiation Therapy Plus Thalidomide and Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Brain Metastases
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Thalidomide may stop the growth of cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor. Combining whole-brain radiation therapy with thalidomide and temozolomide may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining whole-brain radiation therapy with thalidomide and temozolomide in treating patients who have newly diagnosed brain metastases.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study Of Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy With Thalidomide And Temozolomide In Patients With Newly Diagnosed Brain Metastases|
- Overall median survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Radiographic response rate as assessed by MRI and RECIST one-dimensional criterion at 1 month, 3 months, and every 3 months thereafter [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Median time to tumor progression [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Median time to neurologic response and progression [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Cause of death at median time [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Quality of life as assessed by FACT-BT, FACT-F, and Beck Depression Inventory at 1 month, 3 months, and every 3 months thereafter [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Toxicity as assessed by NCI Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) version 2.0 for up to 90 days [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2004|
- Determine the overall median survival time of patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases treated with whole-brain radiotherapy in combination with thalidomide and temozolomide.
- Determine the radiographic response rate, median time to tumor progression, and median time to neurologic response and progression in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the cause of death of patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
- Assess quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo radiotherapy daily 5 days a week for 3 weeks. Beginning on the day before the first radiation treatment, patients receive oral thalidomide once daily and oral temozolomide once daily for 21 days. Patients continue to receive thalidomide daily for up to 2 years in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline, 1 and 3 months after completing radiotherapy, and then every 3 months thereafter.
Patients are followed at 1 and 3 months and then every 3 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 62 patients will be accrued for this study within 10 months.
|United States, Illinois|
|CCOP - Central Illinois|
|Decatur, Illinois, United States, 62526|
|United States, North Carolina|
|CCOP - Southeast Cancer Control Consortium|
|Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States, 27534-9479|
|Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1030|
|United States, South Carolina|
|CCOP - Greenville|
|Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615|
|CCOP - Upstate Carolina|
|Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29303|
|Study Chair:||Volker W. Stieber, MD||Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University|