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Radiation Therapy and Temozolomide Followed by Temozolomide and Poly ICLC in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed GBM

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00262730
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 7, 2005
Results First Posted : July 16, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2019
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 6, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE December 7, 2005
Results First Submitted Date  ICMJE March 22, 2013
Results First Posted Date  ICMJE July 16, 2014
Last Update Posted Date June 12, 2019
Study Start Date  ICMJE January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date August 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 16, 2014)
Survival [ Time Frame: 30 months ]
survival time is defined from time of histological diagnosis to death occurrence.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Radiation Therapy and Temozolomide Followed by Temozolomide and Poly ICLC in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed GBM
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase II Trial of Radiation Plus Temozolomide Followed by Adjuvant Temozolomide and Poly-ICLC in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays 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. Biological therapies, such as poly ICLC, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and stop tumor cells from growing. Giving poly ICLC after radiation therapy and temozolomide may stop any remaining tumor cells from growing.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving radiation therapy together with temozolomide followed by temozolomide and poly ICLC works in treating patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

Detailed Description



  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of radiation plus low-dose temozolomide followed by adjuvant temozolomide and intramuscular poly ICLC for adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.


  • Estimate the frequency of toxicity associated with this treatment regimen.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study.

  • Induction chemoradiotherapy: Patients undergo radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. During the same 6 weeks, patients also receive oral temozolomide once daily. Four weeks later, patients are evaluated for disease progression. Patients with progressive disease are removed from the study. Patients with no progressive disease proceed to maintenance therapy.
  • Maintenance therapy: Patients receive oral temozolomide once daily on days 1-5 (week 1). Patients also receive poly ICLC intramuscularly three times a week in weeks 2-8. Courses repeat every 9 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed every 2 months for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 96 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Glioblastoma Multiforme
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: poly ICLC
    20 mcg/kg 3x each week (Maintenance cycles)
    Other Name: Holtonol
  • Drug: temozolomide
    daily 75mg/m2 6wks concomitant therapy Wk 1 - days 1-5 150-200 mg/m2 maintenance cycles (adjuvant)
    Other Name: Temodar
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
    RT: 60 Gy (6 weeks) concomitant therapy
    Other Name: RT
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Treatment Arm

RT + TMZ 6wks, followed by

poly ICLC, temozolomide, radiation: radiation therapy

  • Drug: poly ICLC
  • Drug: temozolomide
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
Publications * Rosenfeld MR, Chamberlain MC, Grossman SA, Peereboom DM, Lesser GJ, Batchelor TT, Desideri S, Salazar AM, Ye X. A multi-institution phase II study of poly-ICLC and radiotherapy with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide in adults with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2010 Oct;12(10):1071-7. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noq071. Epub 2010 Jul 8.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 1, 2012)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE April 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date August 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE


  • Histologically confirmed supratentorial grade IV astrocytoma (glioblastoma multiforme) by biopsy or resection within the past 3 months


  • Karnofsky performance status ≥ 60%
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1500/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • Transaminases ≤ 4 times above the upper limits of the institutional normal
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.7 mg/dL
  • Not pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Patients must agree to follow acceptable birth control methods to avoid conception
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Patients must have a Mini Mental State Exam score of ≥ 15
  • No serious concurrent infection or medical illness which would jeopardize the ability of the patient to receive the treatment outlined in this protocol with reasonable safety
  • Patients with a concurrent or prior malignancy are ineligible unless they are patients with curatively treated carcinoma-in-situ or basal cell carcinoma of the skin

    • Patients who have been free of disease (any prior malignancy) for ≥ five years are eligible for this study
  • Patients requiring ongoing therapy for psychoses with antipsychotic medications at the time of enrollment will be ineligible


  • Patients must not have received prior radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or therapy with biologic agent (including immunotoxins, immunoconjugates, antisense, peptide receptor antagonists, interferons, interleukins, TIL, LAK or gene therapy), or hormonal therapy for their brain tumor

    • Prior glucocorticoid therapy is allowed
  • Patients must be willing to forego other cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic drug therapy against the tumor while being treated with poly ICLC plus temozolomide on this protocol
  • No other concurrent therapy for their tumor (i.e., chemotherapeutics or investigational agents)
  • Patients who have received prior Gliadel wafers are not eligible for this study
  • No concurrent prophylactic filgrastim (G-CSF)
  • No concurrent electron, particle, implant, or stereotactic radiosurgery boost
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00262730
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE NABTT-0501
U01CA062475 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
NABTT-0501 CDR0000454915
NA_00001963 ( Other Identifier: JHM IRB )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Myrna Rosenfeld, MD, PhD Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
PRS Account Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Verification Date May 2019

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