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Pre- and Postoperative Use of ZD1839 (Iressa) in Recurrent Glioblastoma, Including Translational Research

This study has been completed.
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University of Zurich Identifier:
First received: November 4, 2005
Last updated: October 22, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
This study aims to determine effectiveness of Gefitinib (Iressa) in recurrent glioblastoma after standard treatment (surgery, radiationtherapy and at least a first line chemotherapy). Gefitinib is a specific inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). EGFR is elevated in more than 50% of malignant gliomas. At recurrence, secondary surgery and pre- and postoperative Gefitinib is offered to patients in good performance status. Clinical outcome of patients and correlation to translational research will be evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Recurrent Glioblastoma Drug: Gefitnib Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Open Label Study of the Pre- and Postoperative Use of ZD1839 (Iressa) in Recurrent Glioblastoma, Including Translational Research

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Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • molecular signature of EGFR responsiveness to ZD1839

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PFS

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Detailed Description:
Glioblastoma (GBM) patients who relapse and are in good performance status, without serious neurological deficits are offered secondary surgery and participation in the trial. Eligible patients must have had standard treatment including primary surgery, radiation therapy and at least a first line chemotherapy. Patients on cytochrome P450 isoenzyme CYP3A4-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAE) are excluded due to ensuing interactions of these drugs with gefitinib metabolism, reducing systemic availability. After giving written informed consent, patients receive gefitinib 500 mg daily starting at least 5 days prior to re-operation, allowing a steady state condition.Treatment continues until tumor progression or occurrence of intolerable side effects.The specimens collected at surgery will undergo translational research, aiming to correlate drug accumulation and molecular signatures of GBM samples with clinical outcome.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • recurrent glioblastoma
  • informed consent
  • reoperation planned
  • fresh frozen sample obtainable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • enzyme inducing antiepileptic drugs
  • pregnancy or breast feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00250887

University Hospital Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Principal Investigator: Silvia Hofer, MD University Hospital, Zürich
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00250887     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1839IL/0526
Study First Received: November 4, 2005
Last Updated: October 22, 2007

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
recurrent Glioblastoma, Gefitinib

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017