Combination Chemotherapy for Patients With Brain Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002814|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 6, 2004
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2011
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy using paclitaxel and topotecan, plus G-CSF, in treating patients with glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma that is refractory or recurrent.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors||Biological: filgrastim Drug: paclitaxel Drug: topotecan hydrochloride||Phase 2|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate in patients with refractory or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma treated with paclitaxel (TAX) and topotecan (TOPO) with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) support. II. Determine survival in these patients. III. Describe the toxicity of TAX/TOPO/G-CSF. IV. Evaluate tumor p53 expression in relation to response to TAX/TOPO/G-CSF.
OUTLINE: All patients receive paclitaxel, topotecan, and G-CSF every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses and until 2 courses beyond maximum response. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for relapse and survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35 patients will be entered if there are 1-3 responses in the first 20 patients.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Trial of Paclitaxel and Topotecan With Filgrastim in Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme or Anaplastic Astrocytoma|
|Study Start Date :||August 1996|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2001|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2001|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002814
|United States, New Hampshire|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|
|Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756|
|Study Chair:||Camilo E Fadul, MD||Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|