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Chemotherapy Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Adults With Supratentorial Glioma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 12, 2016
Last verified: July 2016

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine followed by radiation therapy in treating adults who have supratentorial glioma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Drug: lomustine Drug: procarbazine hydrochloride Drug: vincristine sulfate Radiation: low-LET photon therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease progression [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: July 1996
Study Completion Date: July 2004
Primary Completion Date: January 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: procarbazine + lomustine + vincristine + radiation
PCV followed by external-beam cranial irradiation using at least 6 MV photons.
Drug: lomustine Drug: procarbazine hydrochloride Drug: vincristine sulfate Radiation: low-LET photon therapy

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the response rate of patients with newly diagnosed supratentorial low-grade glioma following neoadjuvant chemotherapy with PCV (procarbazine/lomustine/vincristine). II. Describe the toxicity of PCV. III. Determine the incidence of disease progression in these patients during PCV treatment.

OUTLINE: The following acronyms are used: CCNU Lomustine, NSC-79037 PCB Procarbazine, NSC-77213 PCV PCB/CCNU/VCR VCR Vincristine, NSC-67574 3-Drug Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Radiotherapy. PCV; followed by external-beam cranial irradiation using at least 6 MV photons.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed supratentorial * grade I/II glioma, including: Diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma No pilocytic astrocytoma No mixed tumor with ependymoma elements * Supratentorial sites include: Frontal, temporal, parietal, or occipital lobes Thalamus, basal ganglia, or midbrain Lateral or third ventricles Pons, medulla, or optic chiasm tumors allowed only if secondary to eligible tumor More than 1 separate tumor allowed Diagnosis based on surgical biopsy or subtotal resection Measurable or evaluable disease on T2-weighted MRI required

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 130,000/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 9 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST less than 2 times ULN Alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN Other: No active or uncontrolled infection No second malignancy within 3 years except: Nonmelanomatous skin cancer In situ cervical cancer No pregnant or nursing women Negative pregnancy test required within 7 days prior to entry Effective contraception required of fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 1 week since prior steroids OR Stable steroid dose for at least 1 week prior to study Radiotherapy: No prior cranial or head and neck irradiation Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002806

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinical and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Jan C. Buckner, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00002806     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCTG-937202
CDR0000064910 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 12, 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
adult diffuse astrocytoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
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