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Temozolomide and Carmustine in Treating Patients With Anaplastic Glioma

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: NCT00003176
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 7, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2018
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

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 temozolomide and carmustine in treating patients with anaplastic glioma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Drug: carmustine Drug: temozolomide Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the activity, measured in terms of progression free survival, of carmustine plus temozolomide in recurrent glioblastoma. II. Estimate the response rate of recurrent glioblastomas to this combination. III. Estimate the response rate of newly diagnosed anaplastic astrocytomas and mixed anaplastic glioma to this combination. IV. Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxicities of this combination in patients with anaplastic gliomas.

OUTLINE: This is a nonrandomized study. Patients are stratified by disease (recurrent glioblastoma vs anaplastic astrocytoma or mixed anaplastic glioma). Patients receive carmustine intravenously on day 1 two hours prior to temozolomide. Temozolomide is administered orally on day 1. Cycles repeat every 42 days. Treatment for patients with recurrent glioblastoma may continue for 8 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. If there is no disease progression after 8 cycles, treatment may continue further at the investigator's discretion. Patients with anaplastic astrocytoma or mixed anaplastic glioma continue for 4 cycles of treatment. Patients are followed periodically at the investigator's discretion, at least twice in the first 4 months, and then until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 17 patients and a maximum of 37 patients will be accrued in the recurrent glioblastoma stratum and 45 patients will be accrued into the anaplastic astrocytoma and mixed anaplastic glioma stratum.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 82 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Temozolomide and BCNU for Anaplastic Gliomas
Actual Study Start Date : March 25, 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 3, 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : January 6, 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed malignant glioma - Recurrent glioblastoma - Anaplastic astrocytoma - Mixed anaplastic glioma For recurrent glioblastoma: Required documented progression must include an increase in tumor size of at least 25% or appearance of new lesion For anaplastic astrocytoma or mixed anaplastic glioma: Must have measurable, contrast enhancing disease on postoperative CT or MRI scan No postoperative radiation or chemotherapy If patients have received prior brachytherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery, they must have confirmation of true progressive disease rather than radiation necrosis by PET scanning or biopsy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,800/mm3 Platelet count at least 125,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL (transfusion allowed) Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL SGOT less than 2.0 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 70 mL/min Cardiovascular: No uncontrolled arrhythmias or conduction defects No unstable or newly diagnosed angina pectoris No New York Heart Association class II-IV heart disease No congestive heart failure No major problems with edema (e.g., severe Cushing's syndrome, residual leg swelling from deep-vein thrombosis) No recent coronary artery disease No poorly controlled hypertension (diastolic greater than 110 mmHg and systolic greater than 180 mmHg) Pulmonary: DLCO greater than 80% of expected value Other: HIV negative No major psychiatric illness No other prior malignancy except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, adequately treated stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other cancer from which the patient has been free of disease for 5 years Not pregnant or nursing Adequate contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No prior nitrosourea or temozolomide No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen allowed for patients with glioblastoma At least 6 weeks since mitomycin or procarbazine and recovered At least 4 weeks since other prior chemotherapy and recovered No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: If receiving steroids, must be on a stable steroid dose for at least 72 hours prior to study No other concurrent endocrine therapy Radiotherapy: At least 6 weeks since radiotherapy No greater than 10-20% of marrow irradiated in prior radiotherapy No other concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Surgery allowed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003176

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United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
UCSF Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115-0128
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0752
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, Texas
Simmons Cancer Center - Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235-9154
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284-7811
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Michael Prados, MD UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Identifier: NCT00003176    
Other Study ID Numbers: NABTC-9701
CDR0000065986 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 7, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins:
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult glioblastoma
adult anaplastic astrocytoma
adult mixed glioma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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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, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents