Phenylacetate in Treating Children With Recurrent or Progressive Brain Tumors
|First Received Date ICMJE||November 1, 1999|
|Last Updated Date||July 23, 2008|
|Start Date ICMJE||May 1998|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00003241 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Phenylacetate in Treating Children With Recurrent or Progressive Brain Tumors|
|Official Title ICMJE||Phase II Study of Phenylacetate in Pediatric Patients With Central Nervous System Tumors|
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of phenylacetate in treating children with recurrent or progressive brain tumors.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of phenylacetate in terms of response rate and time to progression in children with recurrent or progressive brain tumors, or with previously untreated poor prognosis brain tumors. II. Assess the toxicity of phenylacetate in these patients treated at the maximum tolerated dose. III. Determine the correlation between serum steady state phenylacetate levels and toxicity or response in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified by histologic type (anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme vs brain stem glioma vs medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors vs ependymoma vs low grade glioma vs others). Patients receive phenylacetate as a continuous intravenous infusion on days 1-28. Courses of treatment are given continuously without rest. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed weekly.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 9-30 patients per stratum will be accrued for this study in 2 years.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 2|
|Study Design ICMJE||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Condition ICMJE||Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors|
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: phenylacetate|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed recurrent or progressive brain tumors including the following: Anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme Brain stem glioma Medulloblastoma or primitive neuroectodermal tumors present in supratentorial or posterior fossa locations Ependymoma Low grade gliomas Other Measurable or evaluable disease by CT or MRI OR Histologically confirmed previously untreated glial tumors including: Brain stem glioma Glioblastoma multiforme Measurable disease after surgery
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 2 to 21 Performance status: Karnofsky 50-100% (over 10 years of age) Lansky 50-100% (under 10 years of age) Life expectancy: At least 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 50,000/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 7.0 g/dL Transfusion support allowed after bone marrow transplantation or extensive radiation Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL SGPT less than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after study No significant systemic illness including infections No amino acidurias or organic acidemias
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Recovered from all prior immunotherapy No concurrent prophylactic hematopoietic growth factors Chemotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior myelosuppressive chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosourea) and recovered No other concurrent cancer chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Stable or decreasing dosage of dexamethasone for intracranial pressure within 2 weeks of study entry No concurrent dexamethasone used as an antiemetic Radiotherapy: At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy to evaluable lesions and recovered Surgery: At least 4 months since prior radiosurgery Other: No other concurrent investigational agents
|Ages||2 Years to 21 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00003241|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000066116, TCCC-H-5057, NCI-98-C-0107D, NCI-T96-0070|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Texas Children's Cancer Center|
|Collaborators ICMJE||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||April 2000|
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