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Carboplatin Plus Vincristine in Treating Children and Adolescents With Low Grade Glioma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2001 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: January 2001

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: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of carboplatin plus vincristine in treating children and adolescents with low grade glioma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Drug: carboplatin Drug: vincristine sulfate Procedure: conventional surgery Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Ultimate Low Grade Glioma Study

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Develop a standardized scheme of therapy for children and adolescents with low grade glioma. II. Determine the effectiveness of carboplatin and vincristine in treating children aged less than 5 years with severe or progressive symptoms or unequivocal imaging evidence of tumor growth.

OUTLINE: A complete resection of tumor is performed on patients with low grade glioma with or without neurofibromatosis type 1. Surgery is reconsidered following tumor relapse, progression, or clinical deterioration. Every effort is made to obtain a biopsy from patients not receiving debulking surgery. Nonoperative patients and postoperative patients who are not candidates for second surgery receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Postoperative patients receive radiotherapy following surgical wound healing and within 28 days of resection. Children less than 5 years old receive chemotherapy first, then radiotherapy if the tumor subsequently progresses or recurs. All other patients receive radiotherapy, then chemotherapy. The latter treatment is conducted in the presence of tumor progression. Chemotherapy is given in 2 parts, first an initial intensive phase (phase 1), then a later continuation phase (phase 2). In phase 1, patients receive vincristine IV weekly for 10 weeks and carboplatin IV every 3 weeks. In phase 2, patients receive vincristine IV and carboplatin IV every 4 weeks for a total treatment time of 52 weeks. Chemotherapy continues until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients receive radiotherapy daily 5 times a week. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 1 year, and then annually for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 200 patients will be accrued for this study over 5 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Patients with or without neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) with low grade glioma not previously treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy Tumor types considered are: Low grade astrocytoma (Kernohan grade 1/2) Oligodendroglioma Mixed oligoastrocytoma Ganglioglioma Patients with NF1 and hypothalamic/visual pathway glioma are eligible without biopsy All CNS sites are eligible, including biopsy proven low grade spinal tumors and intrinsic brain stem tumors No malignant (anaplastic) glioma (Kernohan grade 3/4), glioblastoma multiforme, and ependymal tumors

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Under 16 Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003015

Zentralklinikum Augsburg
Augsburg, Germany, DOH-8-6156
University of Padua
Padua, Italy, 35128
United Kingdom
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, NG7 2UH
Sponsors and Collaborators
Societe Internationale d'Oncologie Pediatrique
Study Chair: David A. Walker Queen's Medical Centre
  More Information

Gnekow AK, Perilongo G, Zanetti I, et al.: Single dose carboplatin and vincristine (VER) for progressive low-grade glioma (LGG) in childhood. A SIOP/GPOH study. [Abstract] International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, May 18-21, 1994, Houston, Tx. A-89, 1999. Identifier: NCT00003015     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065595
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 3, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
childhood low-grade cerebral astrocytoma
childhood oligodendroglioma
untreated childhood visual pathway glioma
untreated childhood cerebellar astrocytoma

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
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 18, 2017