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Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Radiation Therapy, and Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Department of Nuerosurgery, Osaka Medical College
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan Identifier:
First received: September 10, 2009
Last updated: August 2, 2016
Last verified: August 2016

RATIONALE: Boron neutron capture therapy and radiation therapy use high-energy x-rays and other types of radiation to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving boron neutron capture therapy followed by radiation therapy and temozolomide may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying the side effects of giving boron neutron capture therapy together with radiation therapy and temozolomide in treating patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Radiation: BNCT(boron neutron capture therapy)
Radiation: XRT(X-ray radiation treatment)
Drug: TMZ(temozolomide)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Multicenter, Study for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastomas Using Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Additional X-ray Treatment and Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Time to death from the date of enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor response(RECIST) [ Time Frame: From BSH injection to 96 weeks after BNCT ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse event [ Time Frame: Time to final follow-up survey from the date of enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment group
BNCT(boron neutron capture therapy), XRT(X-ray radiation treatment) and TMZ(temozolomide) treatment
Radiation: BNCT(boron neutron capture therapy)
BSH(sodium borocaptate) 100mg/kg iv for one hour starting 13 hours before irradiation, and BPA(p-boronophenylalanine) 500/mg/kg iv at a speed of 200mg/kg/hr for 2 hours starting 2 hours before irradiation. During irradiation, BPA iv continues at a speed of 100mg/kg/hr.
Radiation: XRT(X-ray radiation treatment)
After BNCT, 2Gy irradiation every day for 12 days.
Drug: TMZ(temozolomide)
75mg/m2 for day1-12. After XRT, repeat the cycle of 150-200mg/m2 for 5 days and cessation for 23 days.

Detailed Description:


  • Evaluate the overall survival of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme treated with boron neutron capture therapy, radiotherapy, and concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide.
  • Evaluate tumor response in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Evaluate the adverse effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo boron neutron capture therapy followed by radiotherapy and concurrent and adjuvant oral temozolomide.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed glioblastoma multiforme

    • Newly diagnosed disease
  • Tumor located at a supratentorial hemisphere

    • Deepest part of tumor < 6 cm from the scalp
    • Bottom of the tumor > 6 cm from the scalp allowed provided air instillation into tumor-removed cavity is possible
  • No cerebrospinal fluid dissemination


  • Karnofsky performance status 70-100%
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • Leukocyte count ≥ 3,000/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 10.0 × 10^4/μL
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • ALT and AST ≤ 100 IU/L
  • No phenylketonuria
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No NYHA class III-IV heart failure
  • No patient whose participation in the present study is considered inappropriate by a Principal Investigator or Clinical Investigator


  • No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00974987

Osaka Medical College
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan, 569-8686
Sponsors and Collaborators
Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Department of Nuerosurgery, Osaka Medical College
Principal Investigator: Shin-Ichi Miyatake, MD, PhD Osaka Medical College
  More Information

Responsible Party: Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan Identifier: NCT00974987     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSAKA-TRIBRAIN0902  CDR0000650829  UMIN000002385 
Study First Received: September 10, 2009
Last Updated: August 2, 2016
Health Authority: Japan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan:
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on October 25, 2016