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Bevacizumab (Avastin) Into the Tumor Resection Cavity in Subjects With Glioblastoma Multiforme at First Recurrence

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2015 by Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Abrahams, M.D., Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York Identifier:
First received: November 5, 2011
Last updated: February 3, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
This is a phase 1b study for safety and tolerability of bevacizumab(Avastin)administered into the tumor resection cavity in subjects with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at first recurrence.

Condition Intervention Phase
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Drug: Avastin
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Dose-Escalating Phase I Study for Safety and Tolerability of Bevacizumab in Collagen Delivery Vehicle Administered Into the Tumor Resection Cavity in Subjects With Glioblastoma Multiforme at First Recurrence

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Further study details as provided by Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose of bevacizumab (Avastin) following local administration. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    All adverse events will be recorded in the case report form.

  • Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Patients will be followed for survival as well as disease progression for 12 months after treatment.

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: bevacizumab (Avastin)
Open-label, dose-escalating study conducted in cohorts of 1-3 patients treated at increasing doses of bevacizumab in the dose range of 1-25mg/Ml. A maximum of 24 subjects will be treated in this study (up to 8 cohorts of 3 subjects).
Drug: Avastin
Topical Avastin plus Collagen Sponge placed in surgical cavity after resection of recurrent brain tumor. Dosing range: 0.25 mg/ml - 25 mg/ml.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Recurrent Glioblastoma
  2. At least 12 weeks expected survival (KPS >60)
  3. 18 years of age or older
  4. Able and willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any prior diagnosis of any other cancer or other concurrent malignancy.
  2. Planned use or current use of other investigation therapy.
  3. Systemic autoimmune disease
  4. HIV positive
  5. Concurrent life threatening disease
  6. Impaired organ function
  7. Active infection
  8. Inadequately controlled hypertension
  9. Congestive heart failure
  10. Myocardial infection/unstable angina within 6 months
  11. Stroke within 6 months
  12. Pheripheral vascular disease
  13. History of abdominal fistula/gastrointestinal performation
  14. Non-healing wound
  15. Coagulation disease
  16. Known allergy to study treatments
  17. Pregnant or lactating
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01526837

Contact: John Abrahams, MD 914-948-8003
Contact: Jan Strack, RN 914-517-7982

United States, New York
Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York Recruiting
White Plains, New York, United States, 10604
Contact: John Abrahams, M.D.    914-948-3008   
Contact: Jan Strack, RN    914-517-7982   
Principal Investigator: John Abrahams, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York
Principal Investigator: John Abrahams, MD Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York
  More Information

Responsible Party: John Abrahams, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York Identifier: NCT01526837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BSSNY-B-001
Study First Received: November 5, 2011
Last Updated: February 3, 2015

Keywords provided by Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York:
Brain tumor
Brain cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017