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Radiation Therapy in Treating Young Patients With Gliomas

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: NCT00238264
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2016 by Children's Oncology Group.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 13, 2005
Results First Posted : February 23, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2017
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Specialized radiation therapy that delivers radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well radiation therapy works in treating young patients with gliomas.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain Tumor Central Nervous System Tumor Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the marginal-failure rate in young patients with low-grade gliomas treated with reduced-field conformal radiotherapy.


  • Determine the progression-free survival, event-free survival, and overall survival rates of young patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Correlate MIB-1 labeling index with progression-free survival and overall survival of these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo reduced-field conformal radiotherapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline or 6 weeks after completion of study treatment and then at 2 and 5 years (closed as of 10/27/2010).

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 92 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Conformal Radiotherapy In Patients With Low-Grade Gliomas
Study Start Date : November 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (radiotherapy)
Patients undergo reduced-field conformal radiation therapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Radiation: radiation therapy
Undergo 3D-CRT Undergo proton radiation therapy Undergo IMRT
Other Names:
  • 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
  • intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • 3D conformal radiation therapy
  • 3D-CRT
  • IMRT

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Marginal-failure Rate [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    Patients who do not recur as well as those with either central or distant recurrence would be treatment successes for this endpoint. Monitoring will be based on a Bayesian rule, with binomial likelihood and a Beta on the parameter p, the proportion of failures that are marginal failures.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free Survival Probability [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To estimate the progression-free survival rate for patients with recurrent, progressive or symptomatic low-grade gliomas after treatment with reduced field conformal radiation.

  2. Event-free Survival Probability [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To estimate the event-free survival rate for patients with recurrent, progressive or symptomatic low-grade gliomas after treatment with reduced field conformal radiation

  3. Overall Survival Probability [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To estimate the overall survival rate for patients with recurrent, progressive or symptomatic low-grade gliomas after treatment with reduced field conformal radiation.

  4. Quality of Life (QOL) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    QOL accessed using the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC), the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS), the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), and the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R).

  5. MIB-1 Labeling Index Using Immunohistochemical Techniques With the MIB-1 Antibody According to Established Methods [ Time Frame: At baseline ]
    The MIB-1 labeling Index will be calculated as the percentage of tumor nuclei that are immunoreactive.

  6. Correlation MIB-1 Labeling Index With PFS [ Time Frame: Up to 10 years ]
    The primary methods of analysis will be via stratified Cox regression

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed* low-grade glioma, including any of the following:

    • Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA) or pleomorphic JPA
    • Diffuse astrocytoma, including any of the following subtypes:

      • Fibrillary astrocytoma
      • Gemistocytic astrocytoma
      • Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma
      • Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma
    • Low-grade oligoastrocytoma
    • Low-grade oligodendroglioma
    • Low-grade glioma not otherwise specified NOTE: *Patients with chiasmatic lesions who have contiguous extension of tumor into other regions of the visual pathway by CT scan or MRI are eligible without histopathologic confirmation; repeat biopsy required for patients with recurrent tumors that enhance but whose initial tumor did not
  • Measurable disease by radiography
  • Meets any of the following criteria:

    • Progressive nonresectable disease

      • Any location in the brain
    • Patients with a less than gross total resection are eligible provided they are symptomatic from their tumor OR the risk from neurologic impairment with progression is high enough to warrant immediate treatment
    • Has undergone biopsy only
  • Must have received ≥ 1 course of prior chemotherapy (for patients < 10 years of age)

    • Prior chemotherapy optional (for patients ≥ 10 years of age)
  • No type-1 neurofibromatosis
  • No evidence of leptomeningeal dissemination



  • 3 to 20

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2 OR
  • Karnofsky 50-100% (for patients > 16 years of age) OR
  • Lansky 50-100% (for patients ≤ 16 years of age)

Life expectancy

  • At least 1 year


  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent)
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 10.0 g/dL (transfusions allowed)


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • Not in status epilepticus, coma, or requiring assisted ventilation prior to study entry
  • Patients with a seizure disorder are eligible provided they are on anticonvulsants AND disease is well controlled


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Recovered from prior chemotherapy
  • No concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Concurrent dexamethasone allowed provided patient has been on a stable dose for ≥ 2 weeks prior to study entry
  • Concurrent dexamethasone allowed for symptoms of increased intracranial pressure


  • No prior radiotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00238264

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Joel M. Cherlow, MD Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Study Chair: Edward G. Shaw, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00238264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACNS0221
COG-ACNS0221 ( Other Identifier: Clinical )
CIRB-05016 ( Other Identifier: Pediatric CIRB )
CDR0000445095 ( Other Identifier: Clinical )
First Posted: October 13, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 23, 2017
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
Last Verified: November 2016

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
childhood oligodendroglioma
recurrent childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
recurrent childhood cerebral astrocytoma
childhood low-grade cerebral astrocytoma
recurrent childhood visual pathway and hypothalamic glioma
untreated childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
untreated childhood visual pathway and hypothalamic glioma

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