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Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003996
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2004
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy plus radiation therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Drug: carmustine Drug: chemotherapy Drug: cisplatin Drug: etoposide Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of carmustine, cisplatin, and etoposide administered prior to and during radiotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed high grade glioblastoma multiforme. II. Assess the toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population. III. Assess fatigue, depression, and excessive daytime somnolence in terms of incidence, duration, and relation to age, tumor type, tumor site, cancer therapy, and symptoms in this patient population. IV. Evaluate the quality of life of these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive pre-irradiation chemotherapy consisting of carmustine IV over 1 hour on days 1-3 and oral etoposide on days 1-21 and 29-49 immediately followed by cisplatin IV over 1-2 hours on days 1-3 and 29-31. Treatment repeats every 8 weeks for 2 courses. Patients receive concurrent cranial radiotherapy daily over 8 weeks during course 2. Patients then receive carmustine IV over 1-2 hours every 8 weeks for 4 courses. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed before the study, prior to each treatment course, every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, and then annually for 5 years. Patients are followed every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, annually for 5 years, and then for survival.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 93 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Pre-irradiation Chemotherapy With BCNU, Cisplatin and Oral Etoposide Combined With Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Grade 4 Astrocytoma (Glioblastoma)
Study Start Date : May 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: chemotherapy + carmustine + etoposide + cisplatin + radiation
Patients receive pre-irradiation chemotherapy consisting of carmustine IV over 1 hour on days 1-3 and oral etoposide on days 1-21 and 29-49 immediately followed by cisplatin IV over 1-2 hours on days 1-3 and 29-31. Treatment repeats every 8 weeks for 2 courses. Patients receive concurrent cranial radiotherapy daily over 8 weeks during course 2. Patients then receive carmustine IV over 1-2 hours every 8 weeks for 4 courses. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed before the study, prior to each treatment course, every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, and then annually for 5 years. Patients are followed every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, annually for 5 years, and then for survival.
Drug: carmustine
Drug: chemotherapy
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: etoposide
Radiation: radiation therapy



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 10 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: Up to 10 years ]


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme No oligodendrogliomas or oligoastrocytomas

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 130,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 0.5 mg/dL above ULN Other: No uncontrolled infection No other major medical conditions No other concurrent malignancy except superficial skin cancers Must be able to read English (quality of life assessment only) No other problem that may preclude quality of life assessment Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Concurrent steroids allowed Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003996


Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Study Chair: Timothy J. Moynihan, MD Mayo Clinic
Publications of Results:
Jaeckle K, Ballman K, O'Fallon J, et al.: Response to pre-radiation chemotherapy as a predictor of survival in patients with newly diagnosed malignant astrocytoma: a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study. [Abstract] Neuro-Oncology 6 (4): TA-26, 376, 2004.
Jaeckle K, Ballman K, Uhm J, et al.: Relationship of administration of enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants (EIAC) to survival in patients with glioblastoma: a North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study. [Abstract] Neuro-Oncology 6 (4): TA-27, 376, 2004.

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Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003996    
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCTG-987252
NCI-2012-02308 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trials Reporting System) )
CDR0000067206 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: June 17, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016
Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
adult glioblastoma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Glioblastoma
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Astrocytoma
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Etoposide
Carmustine
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents