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Efficacy and Safety of Valcyte® as an Add-on Therapy in Patients With Malignant Glioblastoma and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2009 by Karolinska University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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Karolinska University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2006
Last updated: January 21, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The purpose of this study is to investigate if treatment of CMV infection by antiviral drug Valcyte (R) affects the clinical outcome of glioblastoma multiforme in patients with local CMV infection in tumor tissue. The investigators' hypothesis states that CMV infection promotes tumor development and disease progression and inhibits immune responses against the tumor.

Condition Intervention
Glioblastoma Multiforme Cytomegalovirus Infection Drug: Valganciclovir (Valcyte)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Double Blind Controlled Proof of Concept Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Valcyte® as an Add-on Therapy in Patients With Malignant Glioblastoma With Successful Surgical Resection of at Least 90 % of the Initial Tumor and CMV Infection Demonstrated Histologically and Immunohistochemically.

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Further study details as provided by Karolinska University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor size [ Time Frame: week twelve and week twenty four ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease status
  • Patient survival

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2009

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Glioblastoma grade IV
  • Cytomegalovirus detected in tumor
  • At least 90% resection of tumor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Decreased kidney function
  • Pregnancy
  • Neutropenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Patient not tolerating the drug
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00400322

Department of neurosurgery, Karolinska University Hospital
Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, 17176
Department of Oncology, Norrland University Hospital
Umea, Sweden, 901 85
Department of Oncology, Akademiska Hospital
Uppsala, Sweden, 751 85
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Inti Peredo, MD Karolinska University Hospital
Study Chair: Cecilia Soderberg-Naucler, MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet
  More Information Identifier: NCT00400322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MV20145
Eudra CT: 2006-002022-29
Study First Received: November 15, 2006
Last Updated: January 21, 2009

Keywords provided by Karolinska University Hospital:
glioblastoma multiforme
cytomegalovirus infection
antiviral treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on August 16, 2017