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Radiation Therapy With Concomitant and Adjuvant Temozolomide or Radiation Therapy With Adjuvant PCV or Temozolomide Alone in Treating Patients With Anaplastic Glioma

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: April 22, 2009
Last updated: March 24, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
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. It is not yet known whether giving temozolomide alone, radiation followed by PCV, or temozolomide together with radiation therapy followed by temozolomide is more effective in treating anaplastic glioma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: temozolomide (TMZ)
Radiation: radiotherapy
Drug: PCV
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Intergroup Study of Temozolomide Alone Versus Radiotherapy With Concomitant and Adjuvant Temozolomide Versus Radiotherapy With Adjuvant PCV Chemotherapy in Patients With 1p/19q Co-deleted Anaplastic Glioma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Objective tumor response [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Treatment-related adverse event [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Time to progression (eg, clinical progression, radiographic progression or neurocognitive progression) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 520
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm A - Radiotherapy followed by PCV

Patients undergo radiotherapy (RT) 5 days per week for approximately 6 - 7 weeks. The patient has a 4-6 week treatment break. Patients receive PCV chemotherapy for 6 cycles of six to seven week-long cycles. During each cycle of PCV chemotherapy, the patient receives the three medications that compose PCV chemotherapy as follows:

  1. Lomustine (also called CCNU 110 mg/m^2) orally on day 1 of each cycle
  2. Matulane (also called procarbazine 60 mg/m^2) orally on days 8 through 21 of each cycle
  3. Oncovin (also called vincristine 1.4 mg/m^2) by IV on days 8 and 29 of each cycle
Radiation: radiotherapy
59.4 Gy
Drug: PCV
CCNU (oral), vincristine (IV) and procarbazine (oral)
Active Comparator: Arm B - Radiotherapy + TMZ followed by TMZ
Patients receive radiotherapy five days per week. Radiation therapy is performed as 33 fractions of 1.8 Gy for a total dose of 59.4 Gy. Temozolomide is given as 75 mg/m^2 orally daily during Cycle 1 for seven days per week for about 6-7 weeks. Patients have a 4 week treatment break. Adjuvant temozolomide is given as 150 or 200 mg/m^2 orally on days 1-5 only of each cycle. Cycles are about 4 weeks long each. Temozolomide may be extended to 12 cycles if the patients shows acceptable tolerance and no evidence of progression.
Drug: temozolomide (TMZ)
Radiation: radiotherapy
59.4 Gy
Experimental: Arm C - TMZ Alone
Patients receive temozolomide 150 or 200 mg/m^2 orally on days 1-5 only for each cycle. Cycles are about 4 weeks long each.
Drug: temozolomide (TMZ)

Detailed Description:

This research study is a Phase III clinical trial. The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of radiotherapy with temozolomide followed by temozolomide chemotherapy versus radiotherapy followed by PCV chemotherapy versus temozolomide chemotherapy alone in the treatment of anaplastic glioma. Patients are stratified according to cooperative group (EORTC vs North American groups, age (≤ 50 years vs > 50 years), and ECOG performance score (0 or 1 vs 2). Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms. Please see the "Arms" section for more detailed information. The primary and secondary objectives are summarized below.


Primary Objective:

To determine whether patients who receive radiotherapy with concomitant temozolomide (TMZ) followed by adjuvant temozolomide (RT + TMZ --> TMZ) have a marginally better progression free survival (PFS) than patients who receive radiotherapy followed by PCV chemotherapy (RT --> PCV).

Secondary Objectives:

  1. Time to Progression - To determine whether patients who receive temozolomide (TMZ) alone have a significantly longer time to progression (neurocognitive, clinical or radiographic progression) than patients who receive radiotherapy with concomitant TMZ followed by adjuvant TMZ (RT + TMZ --> TMZ) or radiotherapy followed by PCV chemotherapy (RT --> PCV).
  2. Survival Difference - Determine whether there is a difference in survival based on translocation status and MGMT promoter hypermethylation status.
  3. Descriptive Comparisons of Additional Secondary Endpoints - Perform descriptive comparisons of additional secondary outcome endpoints, including overall survival, objective tumor response, prognostic factor analysis and quality of life.
  4. Toxicity - Determine the toxicity of the treatment in each arm and perform descriptive comparisons.
  5. Descriptive Determination of Timing of RT - Determine descriptively whether it is reasonable to delay RT in this patient cohort by documenting the time to progression and progression free survival of patients receiving temozolomide alone
  6. Neurocognitive and Quality of Life (QOL) Effects - Determine the neurocognitive and QOL effects in patients treated on this protocol and correlate these results with outcome endpoints
  7. Banking of Biospecimens To bank blood products (i.e., plasma, DNA and buffy coat), tumor tissue and MRI/CT images for future scientific investigations

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed every 12 weeks for 1 year, then every 4 months for 2 years and then every 6 months until progressive disease or until the end of study participation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Pre-Registration Inclusion Criteria:

Central Pathology Review Submission:

This review is mandatory prior to registration to confirm eligibility. Patients must be willing to submit tissue samples for mandatory central pathology review submission and deletion status determination. It should be initiated as soon after surgery as possible.

Registration Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age ≥ 18 years
  2. Newly diagnosed and ≤ 3 months from surgical diagnosis
  3. Histological confirmation of anaplastic glioma (oligodendroglioma, mixed, or astrocytoma [WHO grade III], as determined by pre-registration central pathology review. Note: Mixed gliomas are eligible, regardless of the degree of astrocytic or oligodendrocytic predominance, as long as the tumor is also co-deleted for 1p and 19q.
  4. Tumor is co-deleted for 1p and 19q.
  5. Surgery (partial or gross total resection or biopsy) must be performed ≥ 2 weeks prior to registration. Patient must have recovered from the effects of surgery.
  6. The following laboratory values obtained ≤ 21 days prior to registration.

    1. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1500/mm^3
    2. Platelet (PLTs) count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
    3. Hemoglobin (Hgb) > 9.0g/dL
    4. Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
    5. Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) aspartate transaminase (AST) ≤ 3 x ULN
    6. Creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
  7. Negative serum or urine pregnancy test done ≤ 7 days prior to registration for women of childbearing potential only.
  8. Willing and able to complete neurocognitive testing without assistance and the Quality of Life (QOL) questionnaires with or without assistance
  9. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1 or 2
  10. Provide informed written consent.
  11. Willing to return to enrolling institution for follow-up during the Active Monitoring Phase (ie, active treatment and observation portion of the study)
  12. Mandatory Tissue Samples for Correlative Research - Patient is willing to provide tissue samples for correlative research purposes

Registration Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant women, nursing women, men or women of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception during this study and for up to 6 months following the completion of temozolomide treatments.
  2. Received any prior surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy for any central nervous system (CNS) neoplasm. Note: Patients who have had a prior low grade glioma with or without surgery and who now have anaplastic glioma with no prior radiation or chemotherapy are eligible for the study.
  3. Co-morbid systemic illnesses or other severe concurrent disease which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study or interfere significantly with the proper assessment of safety and toxicity of the prescribed regimens.
  4. Concomitant serious immunocompromised status (other than that related to concomitant steroids).
  5. Patients known to be Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive and currently receiving retroviral therapy. Note: Patients known to be HIV positive, but without clinical evidence of an immunocompromised state, are eligible for the study.
  6. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  7. Receiving any other investigational agent which would be considered as a treatment for the primary neoplasm.
  8. Other active malignancy within 5 years of registration. Exceptions:

    Non-melanotic skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix. Note: if there is a history of prior malignancy, the patient must not be receiving other specific treatment (other than hormonal therapy) for their cancer.

  9. History of myocardial infarction ≤ 6 months, or congestive heart failure requiring use of ongoing maintenance therapy for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.
  10. Recent history of hepatitis infection or treating physician determined that the patient would be at significant risk of reactivation of hepatitis.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00887146

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United States, Alaska
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99508
United States, Arizona
Arizona Oncology-Deer Valley Center
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85027
Arizona Oncology Services Foundation
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85260
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
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The Medical Center of Aurora
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80012
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Mayo Clinic in Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
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Orlando, Florida, United States, 32803
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Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
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Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
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McFarland Clinic PC-William R Bliss Cancer Center
Ames, Iowa, United States, 50010
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Clive, Iowa, United States, 50325
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50316
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
Iowa Oncology Research Association CCOP
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50314
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50314
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University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
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Bixby Medical Center
Adrian, Michigan, United States, 49221
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Saint Mary's Health Care
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
West Michigan Cancer Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007
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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, 48073
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States, 49684
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Fairview Ridges Hospital
Burnsville, Minnesota, United States, 55337
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States, 55433
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Edina, Minnesota, United States, 55435
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Fridley, Minnesota, United States, 55432
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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States, 55109
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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States, 55109
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55102
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
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Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States, 55422
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55102
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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States, 55379
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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55101
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Waconia, Minnesota, United States, 55387
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Wilmar, Minnesota, United States, 56201
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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States, 55125
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Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
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University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68122
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68130
Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium CCOP
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68106
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68124
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Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
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Rochester, New York, United States, 14620
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Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
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Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
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Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
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Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43222
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Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
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Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43219
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Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43215
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Westerville, Ohio, United States, 43081
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
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Abington, Pennsylvania, United States, 19001
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29601
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615
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Greer, South Carolina, United States, 29650
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Seneca, South Carolina, United States, 29672
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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29307
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Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57701
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Vanderbilt University/Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
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Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
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Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555
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League City, Texas, United States, 77573
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Sandra L Maxwell Cancer Center
Cedar City, Utah, United States, 84720
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Murray, Utah, United States, 84157
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Provo, Utah, United States, 84604
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Saint George, Utah, United States, 84770
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84143
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84106
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Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, 54601
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, 53188
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Study Chair: Kurt A. Jaeckle, MD Mayo Clinic
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00887146     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCTG-N0577, NCI-2011-01915, EORTC-26081-22086, EudraCT-2008-007295-14, CDR0000640442
Study First Received: April 22, 2009
Last Updated: March 24, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
adult anaplastic astrocytoma
adult anaplastic oligodendroglioma
adult mixed glioma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
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