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Combination Chemotherapy for Patients With Brain Cancer

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: NCT00002814
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 6, 2004
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy using paclitaxel and topotecan, plus G-CSF, in treating patients with glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma that is refractory or recurrent.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Biological: filgrastim Drug: paclitaxel Drug: topotecan hydrochloride Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate in patients with refractory or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma treated with paclitaxel (TAX) and topotecan (TOPO) with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) support. II. Determine survival in these patients. III. Describe the toxicity of TAX/TOPO/G-CSF. IV. Evaluate tumor p53 expression in relation to response to TAX/TOPO/G-CSF.

OUTLINE: All patients receive paclitaxel, topotecan, and G-CSF every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses and until 2 courses beyond maximum response. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for relapse and survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35 patients will be entered if there are 1-3 responses in the first 20 patients.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Paclitaxel and Topotecan With Filgrastim in Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme or Anaplastic Astrocytoma
Study Start Date : August 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2001

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Biopsy proven glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma Central pathologic review at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, including assay for tumor p53 expression No anaplastic oligodendroglioma No mixed oligodendroastrocytoma Recurrent or progressive disease following radiotherapy documented by CT or MRI within 2 weeks of entry

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60%-100% Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000 ANC at least 1,500 Platelets at least 100,000 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.0 mg/dL AST/ALT no greater than 2.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other: No documented sensitivity to E. coli-derived products No major medical or psychiatric illness that would interfere with therapy or compliance with scheduled follow-up No pregnant or nursing women Adequate contraception required of fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior taxanes or topoisomerase I inhibitors At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy (6 weeks since nitrosoureas) At least 4 weeks since radiotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002814

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United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Study Chair: Camilo E Fadul, MD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier: NCT00002814    
Other Study ID Numbers: D9607
NCI-V96-0955 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: NCI )
First Posted: April 6, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011
Keywords provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult glioblastoma
adult anaplastic astrocytoma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors