Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Radiation Therapy, and Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: September 10, 2009
Last updated: August 9, 2013
Last verified: September 2009

RATIONALE: Boron neutron capture therapy and radiation therapy use high-energy x-rays and other types of radiation to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving boron neutron capture therapy followed by radiation therapy and temozolomide may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying the side effects of giving boron neutron capture therapy together with radiation therapy and temozolomide in treating patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: temozolomide
Procedure: adjuvant therapy
Radiation: boron neutron capture therapy
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Multicenter, Study for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastomas Using Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Additional X-ray Treatment and Chemotherapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse effects [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Evaluate the overall survival of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme treated with boron neutron capture therapy, radiotherapy, and concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide.
  • Evaluate tumor response in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Evaluate the adverse effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo boron neutron capture therapy followed by radiotherapy and concurrent and adjuvant oral temozolomide.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed glioblastoma multiforme

    • Newly diagnosed disease
  • Tumor located at a supratentorial hemisphere

    • Deepest part of tumor < 6 cm from the scalp
    • Bottom of the tumor > 6 cm from the scalp allowed provided air instillation into tumor-removed cavity is possible
  • No cerebrospinal fluid dissemination


  • Karnofsky performance status 70-100%
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • Leukocyte count ≥ 3,000/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 10.0 × 10^4/μL
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • ALT and AST ≤ 100 IU/L
  • No phenylketonuria
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No NYHA class III-IV heart failure
  • No patient whose participation in the present study is considered inappropriate by a Principal Investigator or Clinical Investigator


  • No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00974987

Osaka Medical College Recruiting
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan, 569-8686
Contact: Shin-Ichi Miyatake, MD, PhD    81-72-683-1221      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Osaka Medical College
Principal Investigator: Shin-Ichi Miyatake, MD, PhD Osaka Medical College
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00974987     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSAKA-TRIBRAIN0902, CDR0000650829
Study First Received: September 10, 2009
Last Updated: August 9, 2013
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
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