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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00304083
First received: March 15, 2006
Last updated: December 13, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and etoposide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving combination chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving combination chemotherapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with stage III or stage IV malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.


Condition Intervention Phase
Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Sarcoma
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Procedure: conventional surgery
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Chemotherapy in Sporadic and Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated High Grade Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate (complete response and partial response) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: December 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Chemotherapy and local control by radiotherapy and surgery
Patients receive doxorubicin hydrochloride and ifosfamide (IA) chemotherapy. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 2 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Patients then receive etoposide and ifosfamide (IE) chemotherapy. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients also receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously (SC) after each chemotherapy course. After recovery from chemotherapy, patients undergo radiotherapy and receive 2 more courses of IE during radiotherapy followed by 2 more courses of IA after completion of radiotherapy. Some patients may then undergo surgery.
Biological: filgrastim
Given subcutaneously
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Given IV
Drug: etoposide
Given IV
Drug: ifosfamide
Given IV
Procedure: conventional surgery
Patients undergo surgery
Radiation: radiation therapy
Patients undergo radiotherapy
Experimental: Chemotherapy and local control by surgery
Patients receive 2 courses of IA followed by 2 courses of IE as above. After recovery from chemotherapy, patients undergo surgery. After recovery from surgery, patients receive 2 more courses of IA followed by 2 more courses of IE in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Given IV
Drug: etoposide
Given IV
Drug: ifosfamide
Given IV
Procedure: conventional surgery
Patients undergo surgery

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  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Newly diagnosed sporadic or neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)-associated high-grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs)

    • Stage III or stage IV (metastatic) disease
  • Measurable disease, defined as at least 1 tumor that is measurable in 2 dimensions on CT scan or MRI

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ejection fraction normal by echocardiogram or MUGA
  • Serum creatinine normal for age OR creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min
  • SGPT < 5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Bilirubin < 2.5 times ULN
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3*
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL*
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3*
  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after completion of study treatment NOTE: * Unsupported

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • No prior chemotherapy for MPNST
  • Prior surgical resection of MPNST allowed provided residual or recurrent measurable disease is present
  • Recovered from toxic effects of all prior therapy
  • At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy or biologic therapy for treatment of a plexiform neurofibroma, optical pathway tumor, or other NF1-associated tumor (in patients with NF1)
  • At least 6 weeks since prior radiotherapy for treatment of a plexiform neurofibroma, optical pathway tumor, or other NF1-associated tumor (in patients with NF1)
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy to the area involved by MPNST
  • No other concurrent growth factors (e.g., sargramostim [GM-CSF] or interleukin-11)

    • Concurrent epoetin alfa allowed
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00304083

Locations
United States, Alabama
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, California
Sarcoma Oncology Center
Santa Monica, California, United States, 90403
United States, Illinois
Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
United States, Indiana
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0942
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, North Carolina
Carolinas Hematology-Oncology Associates
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28203
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19106
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
United States, Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
United States, Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at Washington University
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brigitte C. Widemann, MD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00304083     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00266890
Other Study ID Numbers: SARC006, SARC-006, NCI-06-C-0043, NCI-P6452, UMN-2007CG077
Study First Received: March 15, 2006
Last Updated: December 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration:
adult neurofibrosarcoma
childhood neurofibrosarcoma
metastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
nonmetastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
stage IV adult soft tissue sarcoma
neurofibromatosis type 1

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Neurilemmoma
Neurofibromatoses
Neurofibromatosis 1
Neurofibrosarcoma
Sarcoma
Fibrosarcoma
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neurocutaneous Syndromes
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neurofibroma
Neuroma
Neuromuscular Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
Doxorubicin
Etoposide

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