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Epothilone in Recurrent Glioblastoma Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00397072
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Antonio Silvani, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this single arm phase II study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of ZK 219477 in the treatment of temozolomide pre-treated, recurrent GBM patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glioblastoma Drug: ZK 219477 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study: Systemic Treatment With iv ZK219477-Epothilone in Recurrent Glioblastoma Patients
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ZK-EPO
administered iv for 3 h every 21 days; dose reductions to 12 or 9 mg/m2 ZK-EPO were allowed in order to manage any treatment-related toxicity.
Drug: ZK 219477

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression Free Survival at six months (PFS-6). [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response rates (CR +PR) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Secondary end-points

  2. Safety evaluation according to CTC-AE [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  3. Median Survival Time (MST) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 and 70 years
  • KPS ≥ 70
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Presence of at least one bi-dimensionally measurable lesion on gadolinium (Gd)-enhanced MRI, indicating progressive or recurrent disease at least 8 weeks after standard external-beam radiotherapy
  • Recurrence or progression after treatment with radiotherapy and temozolomide. Also patients with residual disease after surgery for recurrent GBM will be included
  • Adequate bone marrow reserve (leukocytes ≥ 3,500/ml, ANC ≥ 1,500/ml, platelets ≥100,000/ ml); normal baseline liver (serum bilirubin ≤ 20 /mol/ L), renal (serum creatinine <150 /mol/L) and cardiac function
  • Absence of infectious disease, debilitating chronic diseases, and known psychiatric disorders
  • Corticosteroid dose stable for at least 1 week
  • Adequate recovery from previous surgery, radiation and chemotherapy
  • Negative pregnancy test at enrolment in females of child-bearing potential
  • Agreement to use highly effective contraception methods in adults of reproductive potential
  • Fully informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women
  • Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to ZK219477
  • Uncontrolled inter current illness including, but not limited, to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • HIV-infection
  • Any prior treatment with epothilones, other tubulin-targetting as taxanes (e.g. paclitaxel, docetaxel) and vinca alkaloids (e.g. vincristine, vinblastine, vinorelbine)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Any concurrent malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • Active infection
  • Breast-feeding
  • Subjects who have received an experimental drug or have participated in a clinical trial within 3 months prior to screening
  • Employees of the investigator or study centre with direct involvement in the proposed study or other studies under the direction of that investigator or study centre

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00397072

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Istituto Nazionale Neurologico
Milan, Italy, 20133
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta
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Principal Investigator: Amerigo Boairdi, MD Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Antonio Silvani, MD, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta Identifier: NCT00397072    
Other Study ID Numbers: ZK219477IV
First Posted: November 8, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014
Keywords provided by Antonio Silvani, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta:
Glioblastoma recurrent,temozolomide, epothilone
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antineoplastic Agents