Pyrazoloacridine Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Adults With Newly Diagnosed Supratentorial Glioblastoma Multiforme
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 chemotherapy and radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of pyrazoloacridine followed by radiation therapy in treating adults who have newly diagnosed supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Procedure: adjuvant therapy
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase I/II Study of Pyrazoloacridine (PZA) in Adults With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme|
|Study Start Date:||May 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of pyrazoloacridine in adults with newly diagnosed, supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme treated with pyrazoloacridine followed by radiotherapy.
- Determine the response rate, duration of disease free survival, and survival of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to type of anticonvulsant (hepatic metabolic enzyme inducers vs hepatic metabolic enzyme moderate inducers or noninducers).
Patients receive pyrazoloacridine (PZA) IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for a maximum of 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Following completion of PZA treatment, patients undergo cranial irradiation 5 days a week for 6 weeks.
Cohorts of 3 patients receive escalating doses of PZA until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. Additional patients receive PZA at the MTD.
Patients are followed monthly for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 3 patients will be accrued for phase I and a total of 18-35 patients will be accrued for phase II of this study.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3295|
|United States, Florida|
|H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612-9497|
|United States, Georgia|
|Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114-2617|
|United States, Michigan|
|Josephine Ford Cancer Center at Henry Ford Health System|
|Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1030|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4283|
|Study Chair:||Glenn J. Lesser, MD||Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University|