A Phase II Study of Gliadel, Concomitant Temozolomide and Radiation, Followed By Dose Dense Therapy With Temozolomide For Newly Diagnosed Malignant High Grade Glioma (KARE003)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00660283
Verified January 2010 by Kentuckiana Cancer Institute. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
To determine the safety and efficacy of surgical resection with Gliadel® 3.85% wafer implantation, followed by concomitant limited field radiation therapy and temozolomide, followed by dose dense temozolomide in subjects undergoing initial surgery for newly-diagnosed high grade glioma.
(Stage I Treatment) Postoperative concomitant limited-field radiation therapy with daily temozolomide (75 mg/m2) must begin between 14 and 28 days from surgery.
7. (Stage II Treatment) temozolomide 150 mg/m2 to be given days 1-7 and 15-21 of a 28 day cycle to begin within 45 days of stop date of concomitant limited field radiation/daily temozolomide (Stage I treatment) up to a maximum of 12 cycles.
Safety and efficacy of concomitant limited field radiation therapy and temozolomide, followed by dose dense temozolomide in subjects undergoing initial surgery for newly-diagnosed high grade glioma. [ Time Frame: 1st five subjects at 6 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subjects, men and women, must be between ages 18 and 75 years.
Subjects must have radiographic evidence on cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a single, contrast-enhancing unilateral supratentorial cerebral tumor (see Section 8.4).
3 Surgery is recommended within 4 weeks of the baseline MRI scan.
4. Subjects must have a Karnofsky Performance Score of 60 or higher.
5. Subjects must have signed an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved informed consent prior to any non-standard of care study procedure or no later than the start of dose dense temozolomide.
6. Subjects must have a pathological diagnosis of a high grade (IV) malignant glioma.
7. Subjects, both men and women, must be willing to avoid pregnancy for up to 2 years after wafer implantation surgery and be counseled regarding the unknown, and potentially harmful, risks to the embryo or fetus from participation in this study.
Subjects who have had prior cytoreductive surgery for high-grade glioma. Subjects who have had a diagnostic stereotactic biopsy are eligible.
Subjects with more than one focus of tumor or tumor crossing the midline as assessed by coronal cranial MRI scan.
Concomitant significant life-threatening disease from which the subject could reasonably be expected to die within the first 12 months of the study.
Known hypersensitivity reactions to temozolomide, nitrosoureas or any other components of the Gliadel® wafer.
Prior CNS radiotherapy.
Subjects who have received any prior chemotherapy for this malignant glioma prior to the baseline evaluation or subjects who are currently being treated with chemotherapeutic agents.
Subjects with fewer than 100,000 platelets per mm3 or fewer than 3.500 leukocytes per mm3.
Liver function tests greater than or equal to 2.5 times the upper limit of normal (transaminases (SGOT, SGPT), total bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase).
Serum creatinine equal to or greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) equal to or greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal.
Pregnancy, or lactating females or females of childbearing potential not using adequate contraception.
Participation in any other investigational protocol in the prior twelve months for any type of malignancy.
Psychological, familial, sociological or geographical conditions which do not permit adequate medical follow-up and compliance with the study protocol.