Phase I/II Evaluation of Temozolomide and ZARNESTRA (R115777) for Recurrent and Progressive Glioblastoma Multiforme
The goal of this clinical research study is to find the highest safe dose of the new drug ZARNESTRA (R115777) and temozolomide that can be given to patients with brain tumors (glioblastoma multiforme, GBM). The second goal is to learn if these drugs given in combination can shrink or slow the growth of brain tumors. The safety of this treatment will also be studied.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase I/II Evaluation Temozolomide and Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitor ZARNESTRA (R115777) for the Treatment of Recurrent and Progressive Glioblastoma Multiforme|
- Maximal Tolerating Dose (MTD for Phase I) [ Time Frame: End of first cycle (4 weeks) evaluation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Phase I Dose limiting toxicity evaluation at end of first cycle based on blood tests every two weeks and participants' subjective and objective symptoms.
Start Dose Level 100 mg/m² Temozolomide once daily + 400 mg ZARNESTRA twice daily; Dose Level 1 100 mg/m² Temozolomide once daily + 500 mg ZARNESTRA twice daily; Dose Level 2 150 mg/m² Temozolomide once daily + 500 mg ZARNESTRA twice daily; Dose Level 3 150 mg/m² Temozolomide once daily + 600 mg ZARNESTRA twice daily; Dose Level 4 150 mg/m² Temozolomide once daily + 800 mg ZARNESTRA twice daily
- Progression-free Survival (Phase II) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Efficacy measured by 6 month progression-free survival assessment.
|Study Start Date:||December 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Temozolomide and R115777||
Starting Dose Level: 100 mg/m^2 taken by mouth once daily for 7 days, followed by 7 days rest and another 7-day dosing period and 7-day rest period.
Other Name: TemodarDrug: R115777
Starting Dose Level: 400 mg taken by mouth for 7 consecutive days every other week on alternating weeks (days 8-14 and 22-28) every 4 weeks.
Other Name: Zarnestra
Temozolomide works by killing cancer cells. R115777 is a new drug that may slow down the growth of cancer cells. Used in combination, the two drugs may control the growth of brain tumors.
Before treatment starts, patients will have a complete exam, including measurement of height and weight. Blood tests (less than 2 tablespoons of blood) will be performed. A MRI scan will be done. Women who are able have children must have a negative blood pregnancy test.
Temozolomide and R115777 will both be taken by mouth. Participants in this study will take temozolomide once a day for 7 days every other week (Days 1-7 and 15-21). This will be repeated every 28 days (1 course). Patients must not eat for 1 hour before and after taking the drug; drinking water is allowed. All treatment may be given on an outpatient basis.
During the alternate weeks (Days 8-14 and 22-28), participants will take R115777 tablets by mouth in the morning and evening with food. At the beginning of the study, groups of 3 participants each will take increasing doses of both R115777 and temozolomide until the highest safe dose of each drug, when given in combination, is found. Participants entering the study after the highest safe dose is found will receive that dosage.
If tumors do not grow and serious side effects do not occur, participants may keep on taking temozolomide and R115777 for up to 2 year. If your physician thinks it is advisable, treatment may continue with R115777 alone after that time. In this case, routine blood tests for counts, liver and kidney function (less than 2 tablespoons) will be repeated every 4 weeks and MRI scans, physical, and neurological exams will be done every 8 weeks. Participants may not receive any other treatment for cancer (including surgery) while taking part in this study.
Participants will come to the clinic to have a complete physical and neurological exam and blood tests (less than 2 tablespoons of blood) before each course. Blood tests will be repeated once a week for the first 2 courses of treatment and then on Days 14 and 28 of each later course. A MRI scan will be done before the odd-numbered (3, 5, 7, etc.) courses of treatment or at any time clinically indicated.
At the end of the study, participants will have another complete physical exam. Blood tests (less than 2 tablespoons of blood) will be performed. A MRI scan will be done.
This is an investigational study. Temozolomide is approved by the FDA for the treatment of some brain tumors and is commercially available. R115777 is approved for research use only in the treatment of brain tumors. The use of these two drugs together is experimental.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00050986
|United States, Texas|
|MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark R. Gilbert||MDAnderson Cancer Center|