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Bevacizumab, Temozolomide and Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Malignant Glioma

This study has been completed.
Genentech, Inc.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: October 29, 2008
Last updated: March 24, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The purpose of this study is to test the safety of a new plan for treating glioblastoma. The usual first treatment for glioblastoma is to give focused radiation over 6 weeks in combination with a chemotherapy called temozolomide. In this study the radiation will be given over 2 weeks in combination with temozolomide and another drug, bevacizumab, will also be given. Our idea is that this treatment plan may attack both the tumor and the blood vessels feeding the tumor more effectively. This study will look at what effects, good or bad, this approach has on the patient and the tumor.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain Cancer
Malignant Glioma
Other: radiotherapy (RT) in combination with temozolomide and bevacizumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Bevacizumab, Temozolomide and Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Malignant Glioma

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To test the safety and efficacy of bevacizumab and temozolomide in combination with hypo-fractionated radiotherapy inpatients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma in terms of improvements in overall survival. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]
  • Neurocognitive outcome [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]

Enrollment: 40
Actual Study Start Date: October 28, 2008
Study Completion Date: March 23, 2017
Primary Completion Date: March 23, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RT, with temozolomide and bevacizumab
This treatment regimen is novel in that it delivers the initial course of RT over 2 weeks instead of 6 weeks; also, the addition of bevacizumab during and after RT is a new approach.
Other: radiotherapy (RT) in combination with temozolomide and bevacizumab

Bevacizumab10 mg/kg IV once every two weeks on days 1 and 15 of every cycle (Cycle defined as 28 days). Temozolomide 75mg/m2 daily beginning on day 1 through completion of radiotherapy. Hypofractionated dose painting IMRT will start on day 1 and will be delivered on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for a total of 6 fractions.

Post RT therapy: Bevacizumab 10mg/kg IV every two weeks. Temozolomide 150-200mg/m2 daily for 5 consecutive days will be given on 28 day cycles.

Follow up: CBC weekly, comprehensive panel and urinalysis monthly, blood pressure every other week. Neurological/physical examination monthly. Gd-enhanced MRI with perfusion every 2 cycles. Neurocognitive testing (approximately 4months post RT, 1 year after diagnosis and then annually in long term survivors). Blood sample for correlative studies monthly.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologic diagnosis of glioblastoma or grade IV glioma.
  • Tumor volume should be less than 60 cc (approximately 5cm maximum diameter).
  • Age > or = to 18
  • KPS ≥70
  • Granulocyte count >1.5 X 10 9/L
  • Platelet count >99 X 10 9/L
  • SGOT < 2.5X upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Serum creatinine < 2X ULN
  • Bilirubin < 2X ULN
  • All patients must sign written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any prior chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biologic therapy for glioma.
  • Any prior experimental therapy for glioma.
  • Multicentric glioma
  • Other concurrent active malignancy (with the exception of cervical carcinoma in situ or basal cell ca of the skin).
  • Serious medical or psychiatric illness that would in the opinion of the investigator interfere with the prescribed treatment.
  • Pregnant or breast feeding women.
  • Refusal to use effective contraception
  • Inadequately controlled hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure >150 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg)
  • Prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure
  • History of myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 12 months prior to Day 1
  • History of stroke or transient ischemic attack
  • Significant vascular disease (e.g., aortic aneurysm, requiring surgical repair or recent peripheral arterial thrombosis) within 6 months prior to Day 1
  • History of hemoptysis (≥ 1/2 teaspoon of bright red blood per episode) within 1 month prior to Day 1
  • Evidence of bleeding diathesis or significant coagulopathy (in the absence of therapeutic anticoagulation)
  • Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to Day 1 of treatment or anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study
  • Core biopsy or other minor surgical procedure, excluding placement of a vascular access device, within 7 days prior to Day 1
  • History of abdominal fistula or gastrointestinal perforation within 6 months prior to Day 1
  • Serious, non-healing wound, active ulcer, or untreated bone fracture
  • Proteinuria as demonstrated by a UPC ratio ≥ 1.0 at screening
  • Known hypersensitivity to any component of bevacizumab
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00782756

United States, New Jersey
Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Genentech, Inc.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Antonio Omuro, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00782756     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-126
Study First Received: October 29, 2008
Last Updated: March 24, 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
newly diagnosed
malignant glioma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 26, 2017