Motexafin Gadolinium Plus Radiation Therapy to the Brain in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs such as motexafin gadolinium may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy.

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

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Drug: motexafin gadolinium Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the safety of motexafin gadolinium and cranial irradiation, in terms of dose-limiting toxicity and clinically significant adverse events, in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. II. Evaluate the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the survival of patients treated with this regimen. IV. Assess the activities of daily living and neurological status of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive motexafin gadolinium IV over 30 minutes on days 1-5 of weeks 1 and 2, and on days 1, 3, and 5 of weeks 3-6. Patients undergo cranial irradiation on days 1-5 of weeks 1-6. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo a neurological examination and an activities of daily living questionnaire at baseline, week 10, and during follow-up visits. Patients are followed at weeks 10 and 16 and then every 2 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Phase II Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Motexafin Gadolinium and Cranial Irradiation in the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme
Study Start Date : April 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2003

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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 confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) Grade IV astrocytoma Located supratentorially At least 2 weeks and no more than 4 weeks since prior surgery for GBM No recurrent disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 3.0 mg/dL AST and ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: HIV negative No history of porphyria No glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency No other malignancy within the past 5 years except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or nonmelanoma skin cancer Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior antineoplastic agent for GBM No concurrent chemotherapy during and for 2 weeks after study No other concurrent antineoplastic investigational agent Endocrine therapy: Prior and concurrent corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to the brain Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: Concurrent anticonvulsants allowed Other concurrent cancer therapy allowed if medically necessary

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00022256

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Josh Yamada, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00022256     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSKCC-01051
CDR0000068799 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 5, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
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
Motexafin gadolinium
Antineoplastic Agents
Photosensitizing Agents
Dermatologic Agents