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Carboplatin in Patients With Progressive Gliomas

This study has been completed.
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Duke University Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: October 12, 2009
Last verified: October 2009

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of carboplatin in patients with progressive glioma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: carboplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Duke University:

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: February 1993
Study Completion Date: March 2000
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the response to carboplatin (CBDCA) in patients with progressive low-grade gliomas. II. Assess the activity of CBDCA in stabilizing the growth of these tumors.

OUTLINE: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Carboplatin, CBDCA, NSC-241240.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 evaluable patients will be entered if there is at least 1 response in the first 9 patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed primary intracranial low-grade glioma (i.e., astrocytoma or oligodendroglioma) No more than 2 years since tissue diagnosis Biopsy not required for intrinsic chiasmatic mass or tumor infiltration along the posterior optic tracts Evidence of progressive disease by at least one of the following: Papilledema or other clinical sign of increased intracranial pressure Documented change in neuroimaging studies, e.g.: Hydrocephalus 25% increase in product of maximum perpendicular diameters of tumor The following are required in patients with optic pathway gliomas: Progressive loss of vision documented by an ophthalmologist, i.e.: Doubling of octaves (e.g., 20/20 to 20/40 or 20/40 to 20/80) on 2 successive visits Loss of visual acuity not explainable by other causes, e.g., media abnormalities or amblyopia Greater than 3 mm increase in proptosis At least 2 mm increase in diameter of optic nerve on neuroimaging Increase in distribution of tumor involving the optic tracts or optic radiations demonstrated by CT or MRI using T1 (with or without contrast) or T2 imaging

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Any age Performance status: Karnofsky 70%-100% Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: ANC at least 1,500 Platelets at least 100,000 Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times normal ALT less than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Other: Negative pregnancy test required of fertile women Effective contraception required of fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: At least 12 weeks since radiotherapy (4 weeks since other therapy) and recovered Prior chemotherapy allowed with subsequent disease progression

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002749

United States, North Carolina
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Canada, Quebec
Hopital Sainte Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Study Chair: Henry S. Friedman, MD Duke University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Henry Friedman, MD, Duke UMC Identifier: NCT00002749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000064682
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: October 12, 2009

Keywords provided by Duke University:
childhood low-grade cerebral astrocytoma
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult brain stem glioma
childhood oligodendroglioma
untreated childhood brain stem glioma
recurrent childhood brain stem glioma
untreated childhood visual pathway glioma
recurrent childhood visual pathway glioma
untreated childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
recurrent childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
recurrent childhood cerebral astrocytoma
adult anaplastic astrocytoma
adult oligodendroglioma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
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