Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Children With Newly Diagnosed Brain Stem Glioma
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||November 1, 1999|
|Last Updated Date||February 6, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||September 1999|
|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 NCT00003935 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||Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Children With Newly Diagnosed Brain Stem Glioma|
|Official Title ICMJE||Treatment of Children With Diffuse Intrinsic Brain Stem Glioma With Standard Dose Irradiation and Vincristine Plus Oral VP-16, A POG Pilot Study|
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. Combining more than one drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vincristine plus etoposide and radiation therapy in treating children who have newly diagnosed brain stem glioma.
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of vincristine plus etoposide with concurrent radiotherapy on one year survival in children with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma. II. Assess the toxicity of this regimen in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Induction: Patients receive oral etoposide daily on days 1-21 and vincristine IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 2 courses. Patients receive radiotherapy daily for 6 weeks concurrently with induction chemotherapy. Maintenance: One week after induction therapy, patients receive vincristine IV on days 1 and 8 and oral etoposide daily on days 1-21. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 10 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 1|
|Study Design ICMJE||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Condition ICMJE||Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Korones DN, Fisher PG, Kretschmar C, Zhou T, Chen Z, Kepner J, Freeman C. Treatment of children with diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma with radiotherapy, vincristine and oral VP-16: A Children's Oncology Group phase II study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007 Feb 2; [Epub ahead of print]|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||30|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma by MRI At least 2/3 of the tumor in the pons Tumor origin clearly in the pons At least 2 clinical features with less than 6 months duration: Cranial nerve deficit Long tract signs Ataxia No diffuse brain stem enlargement secondary to neurofibromatosis No diffuse leptomeningeal disease
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 3 to 21 Performance status: Karnofsky or Lansky 50-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL ALT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine or GFR normal for age
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No other concurrent chemotherapy No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Prior glucocorticoids allowed Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: No prior surgery Other: No other concurrent investigational drugs
|Ages||3 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, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Switzerland|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00003935|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000067127, POG-9836|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Pediatric Oncology Group|
|Collaborators ICMJE||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||March 2007|
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