Carmustine and O(6)-Benzylguanine in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Supratentorial Glioblastoma Multiforme

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Duke University Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2002
Last updated: March 26, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. O(6)-benzylguanine may increase the effectiveness of carmustine by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining carmustine with O(6)-benzylguanine in treating patients who have newly diagnosed supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: O6-benzylguanine
Drug: carmustine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Trial of BCNU Plus O6-Benzylguanine (NSC 637037) in the Treatment of Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

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Further study details as provided by Duke University:

Enrollment: 0
Study Completion Date: August 2002
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the activity of carmustine and O6-benzylguanine in patients with newly diagnosed supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme not requiring immediate radiotherapy.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive O6-benzylguanine IV over 1 hour followed approximately 1 hour later by carmustine IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for a maximum of 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are then referred for radiotherapy. Patients who demonstrate tumor response after completion of the third course of chemotherapy receive 6 additional courses after completion of radiotherapy.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-36 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme not requiring immediate radiotherapy
  • Measurable residual disease on a contrast-enhanced MRI or CT scan (for patients with a medical contraindication for MRI) with a baseline scan obtained at the corticosteroid dose the patient is receiving on the day of treatment



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3
  • Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL


  • Bilirubin normal
  • SGOT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • BUN no greater than 25 mg/dL


  • DLCO greater than 75% predicted


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed if on stable dose for 3 days before study


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • No more than 28 days since prior surgical resection or biopsy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00046878

Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Henry S. Friedman, MD Duke Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT00046878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3318  DUMC-3318-01-12  NCI-5632  CDR0000256332 
Study First Received: October 3, 2002
Last Updated: March 26, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Duke University:
adult glioblastoma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Nervous System Diseases
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on April 27, 2016