Safety and Efficacy Study to Treat Recurrent Grade 4 Malignant Brain Tumors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00071539
First received: October 28, 2003
Last updated: January 18, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
  Purpose

Immunotoxins can locate tumor cells and kill them without harming normal cells. Immunotoxin therapy may be effective in treating malignant glioma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
Drug: TP-38
Drug: TP38
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    % patients alive


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to progression (TTP) [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An independent review committee will review MRI scans and will be blinded to the dose each patient received.


Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TP38 50 ng/mL Drug: TP-38
Recombinant chimeric protein
Other Name: immunotoxin
Experimental: TP38 100 ng/mL Drug: TP38
recombinant chimeric protein
Other Name: immunotoxin

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

The patients must fulfill all the following criteria:

  • Previous histologically-confirmed diagnosis of primary GBM (glioma grade 4 at time of first diagnosis).
  • Histologically-confirmed and MRI diagnosed recurrent or progressive GBM after previous resection (surgical or biopsy) and radiation therapy.
  • Medically capable of undergoing the planned surgical gross total resection and the catheter placement.
  • Age ≥ 18.
  • Karnofsky Performance Status of ≥ 70%.
  • Life expectancy of ≥ 3 months.
  • Patients must already be taking or begin taking corticosteroids at a stable dose of 4 mg every 6 hours for at least 72 hours prior to catheter placement.
  • Patients must be capable of taking, or already taking, anticonvulsant medication.
  • Patients must have read, signed, and dated an informed consent according to ICH-GCP, the local regulatory requirement and the rules followed at each institution.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients fulfilling any of the following criteria should not be enrolled in the study:

  • Previous myelosuppressive chemotherapy within the past 4 weeks of the start of the infusion. Patients who have received more than two chemotherapy regimens (single therapy or combination therapy) are ineligible.
  • Any form of brain radiation within 10 weeks of the start of the infusion.
  • Previous gamma knife radiosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and/or internal radiotherapy, unless the recurrence/progression is histologically confirmed (fine-needle biopsy).
  • Prior intracavitary biologic response modifiers or monoclonal antibodies.
  • Uncontrolled seizures.
  • Bilateral or multifocal tumors.
  • Evidence of cerebral uncal herniation.
  • Midline brain shift on MRI scan of > 0.5 cm prior to resection; patients with subfalcine herniation may be enrolled.
  • Tumors involving the brainstem or cerebellum.
  • Diffuse subependymal or CSF disease.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding. All women of child-bearing potential should be excluded unless they have a negative pregnancy test and are using adequate contraceptive measures or are surgically sterile. Post-menopausal women must be amenorrhoeic for at least 12 months to be considered of non-childbearing.
  • Fertile males not practicing adequate contraception and whose female partners are not using adequate contraceptive protection.
  • Prior or concurrent investigational treatment within 30 days of study entry.
  • Active infection requiring treatment or having an unexplained febrile illness.
  • Systemic diseases or other conditions which may be associated with unacceptable anesthetic/operative risk and/or which would not allow safe completion of this study protocol.
  • Prior or concurrent malignancy (curatively treated carcinoma-in-situ or basal cell carcinoma or patients who have been disease free for at least 5 years are eligible).
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Responsible Party: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00071539     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IXR-102-22-188
Study First Received: October 28, 2003
Last Updated: January 18, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:
gross total resection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Neoplasms
Glioblastoma
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Astrocytoma
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Immunotoxins
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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