Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Treating Children With Progressive Low-Grade Astrocytoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2008 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005084
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: December 17, 2013
Last verified: February 2008

April 6, 2000
December 17, 2013
February 1999
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Treating Children With Progressive Low-Grade Astrocytoma
Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma: Treatment Guidance

RATIONALE: New imaging procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging may improve the ability to determine the growth rate of progressive astrocytoma.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging in treating children who have progressive low-grade astrocytoma.

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine if tumor growth rate can be decreased by targeting areas of increased choline activity, as measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, in pediatric patients with progressive low grade astrocytoma treated with surgical resection and/or focal radiotherapy. II. Improve the quality of life without use of aggressive surgery or radiotherapy in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) over 60 minutes prior to surgery and/or radiotherapy. Patients are assigned to one of two treatment arms based on tumor accessibility and may crossover to either arm. Arm I: Patients undergo conventional surgery. Arm II: Patients with inaccessible tumors undergo focal radiotherapy. Following surgery and/or radiotherapy, patients are followed every 4 months for up to 2 years with MRSI or MRI for tumor response and growth.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 24 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.

Interventional
Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Procedure: conventional surgery
  • Procedure: magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
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DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of low grade astrocytoma in the hypothalamus, brain stem, or thalamus of 5 cm on T2 weighted scans Incomplete surgical resection Previously treated with evidence of tumor progression No hemispheric or cerebellar masses

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 12 and under Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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up to 12 Years
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United States
 
NCT00005084
CDR0000067693, UCLA-9702077, NCI-G00-1728
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Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Jeffry Alger, PhD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
February 2008

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