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Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Progressive or Recurrent Malignant Brain Tumors

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: NCT00003574
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 1, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE June 16, 2004
Last Update Posted Date June 21, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE April 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Progressive or Recurrent Malignant Brain Tumors
Official Title  ICMJE A Multi-Center, Open-Label Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Performance of the Proxima GliaSite RTS, a Radiation Delivery System, in Patients With Recurrent Malignant Brain Tumors Undergoing Surgical Resection
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Giving radiation therapy in different ways may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of radiation therapy in treating patients who are undergoing surgical removal of progressive or recurrent malignant brain tumors.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety of the GliaSite RTS in patients with progressive or recurrent malignant brain tumors undergoing surgical resection. II. Evaluate the performance of the GliaSite RTS in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients undergo surgical resection of the tumor followed by surgical placement of the GliaSite device in the resection cavity. One to 2 weeks after surgery, patients receive brachytherapy consisting of an infusion of iodine I-125. The I-125 solution is removed and collected 5-7 days later. The device is surgically removed within 24 hours. Patients are followed at 24 hours, 14 days, and 1 year post device removal.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Procedure: surgical procedure
  • Radiation: brachytherapy
  • Radiation: intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Radiation: iodine I 125
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE June 2004
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed malignant glioma: Anaplastic astrocytoma Anaplastic oligodendroglioma Glioblastoma multiforme Unifocal disease Progressive or recurrent disease following radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy Must be eligible for surgical resection of the tumor mass No unresectable leptomeningeal spread or ventricular invasion outside the radiation treatment volume No exophytic ventricular tumors Must have a maximal cross-sectional diameter enhancing tumor greater than 2.0 cm but not greater than 5.0 cm by preoperative MRI Ratio of major axes of the tumor should not exceed 1.5 No marked edema by preoperative MRI or CT that cannot be corrected by tumor resection

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No uncontrolled hypertension, angina pectoris, or uncontrolled cardiac dysrhythmia Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No serious concurrent infection or other medical illness No prior or concurrent malignancy within 5 years except for curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent chemotherapy At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks since nitrosoureas) and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 months since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 4 weeks since prior use of medical device No concurrent investigational agents

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00003574
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000066641
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy Consortium
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Stephen Tatter, MD, PhD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
PRS Account National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Verification Date November 2000

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