Temozolomide & RT Followed by Dose Dense vs Temozolomide & Retinoic Acid in Pts w/Glioblastoma
Patients have a newly diagnosed brain tumor called a malignant glioma and participate in the study to see if it is possible to increase the benefit of temozolomide when given after radiation. A recent study showed that patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma lived longer when treated with both temozolomide and radiotherapy followed by 6 months of temozolomide than patients treated with radiotherapy alone. Patients will receive standard low dose temozolomide during radiation. After radiation, they will be randomized to receive either more intense temozolomide or continuous low dose temozolomide.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Phase II Trial of Concurrent Temozolomide and Radiotherapy Followed by Dose Dense Versus Metronomic Temozolomide and Maintenance Cis-Retinoic Acid for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma and Other Malignant Gliomas|
- To determine the overall survival of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme treated with concurrent temozolomide and radiotherapy followed by dose dense or metronomic dosing of temozolomide and maintenance cis-retinoic acid. [ Time Frame: until death or date of last follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Progression free survival [ Time Frame: until tumor progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To evaluate the prognostic impact of methylated MGMT status. [ Time Frame: at the end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To collect preliminary data on the efficacy of this regimen and impact of MGMT status in other malignant glioma subtypes. [ Time Frame: at the end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: 1
Concurrent temozolomide and radiotherapy plus lose dose of temozolomide
Focal RT 6000 cGy/ Temozolomide 75 mg/m2 then Temozolomide 50mg/m2 will be given to patients on days 1-28 of each 28 day cycle. Maintenance cis-retinoic acid. This therapy will start at the completion of 6 cycles of adjuvant temozolomide in all patients who have had no clinical or radiographic evidence of tumor progression.Treatment will continue in 28 day cycles until tumor progression.
Concurrent temozolomide and radiotherapy plus high dose of temozolomide
Focal RT 6000 cGy/ Temozolomide 75 mg/m2 plus Temozolomide 150 mg/m2 will be given to patients on days 1-7 and 15-21 of each 28 day cycle. Maintenance cis-retinoic acid. This therapy will start at the completion of 6 cycles of adjuvant temozolomide in all patients who have had no clinical or radiographic evidence of tumor progression.Treatment will continue in 28 day cycles until tumor progression.
This is a randomized phase II study that will test two different adjuvant temozolomide regimens in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. The goal of this study is to identify a regimen that would be appropriate to bring to a phase III trial and compare to the standard dosing regimen of temozolomide recently reported by Stupp et al. in the New England Journal of Medicine. Secondary goals of this study include: prospective analysis of the prognostic impact of MGMT status and generation of preliminary data regarding this treatment strategy for other types of malignant glioma.
The decision regarding which treatment patients receive is made randomly. Neither them or their doctor can select which treatment the patient will receive. There is reason to believe that both of these doses may benefit treating your brain tumor. After 6 months of chemotherapy, and assuming the brain tumor has not shown any sign of growth, they will begin receiving cis-retinoic acid. Cis retinoic acid has been shown in one study to possibly prevent or delay tumor recurrence.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00200161
|United States, New Jersey|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering at Basking Ridge|
|Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States, 07920|
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Commack|
|Commack, New York, United States, 11725|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Lisa DeAngelis, M.D||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.|