Acridine Carboxamide in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 9, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC

Brief Summary:

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 acridine carboxamide in treating patients who have recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

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

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy acridine carboxzmide in terms of objective response rate and response duration in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. II. Determine the toxicities of this treatment regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive acridine carboxamide IV continuously over days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses and up to a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 6 weeks until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Phase II Study on XR5000 Administered as a 5 Day Infusion in Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme
Study Start Date : October 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2000

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed recurrent glioblastoma multiforme Measurable disease on contrast MRI Lesion at least 2 cm in diameter

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times ULN Transaminases no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Normal cardiac function No ischemic heart disease within the past 6 months Normal electrocardiogram Other: No unstable systemic diseases No active uncontrolled infections No prior or other concurrent malignancies except adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 6 weeks since prior adjuvant chemotherapy for brain tumor No other prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Must be on stable or decreasing doses of corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks Radiotherapy: At least 3 months since prior radiotherapy to the brain No prior high dose radiotherapy No prior stereotactic boost or implant radiotherapy Surgery: No prior surgery (except biopsy) for recurrent brain tumor At least 3 months since prior surgery for primary brain tumor Other: No other concurrent anticancer agents No other concurrent investigational therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004937

United Kingdom
Beatson Oncology Centre
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G11 6NT
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Chris Twelves, MD, BMedSci, FRCP University of Glasgow

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00004937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-16991G
First Posted: August 9, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult glioblastoma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma

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