Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioma

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: January 27, 2009
Last verified: January 2009

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of irinotecan in treating patients who have recurrent glioma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Irinotecan in Recurrent Glioma

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Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 1998
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of irinotecan in the treatment of patients with recurrent glioma. II. Assess the toxicities of irinotecan in these patients. III. Correlate the pharmacological parameters with toxicity and response to therapy.

OUTLINE: This is a two arm study. Patients are stratified according to prior nitrosourea administration. Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 arms, with only 1 arm being open at any time. Patients assigned to arm I receive irinotecan IV over 90 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. This is followed by a 2 week rest and continues for a maximum of 6 courses. Patients assigned to arm II receive irinotecan on day 1 every 3 weeks for up to 12 courses. Patients in both arms who received prior nitrosoureas receive reduced starting doses of irinotecan. The dosages may be increased once per patient after the first course if toxic effects are acceptable. Arm I closed as of 10/98, Arm II open as of 10/98. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year, every 6 months for the next 4 years, then annually until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 30 patients in each treatment arm in 24 months, for a total of 60 patients.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven primary brain glioma Astrocytoma Gliosarcoma Oligodendroglioma Oligoastrocytoma Tumor progression by CT scan or MRI following radiotherapy Measurable or evaluable disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL AST no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal No prior Gilbert's syndrome Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No history of myocardial infarction within 6 months No congestive heart failure requiring therapy Other: No concurrent active second malignancy No uncontrolled infection No other severe concurrent disease Not pregnant or lactating Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior adjuvant chemotherapy regimen and 1 for recurrence (Gliadel is considered 1 regimen) At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy At least 6 weeks since prior nitrosoureas No prior irinotecan, topotecan, or aminocamptothecin Endocrine therapy: At least 2 weeks on fixed dose of corticosteroids (or no corticosteroids) prior to baseline scan Radiotherapy: At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: No surgical resection between last radiotherapy or chemotherapy and study therapy, unless unequivocal tumor growth since surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003134

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
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, 10309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
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
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
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
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Study Chair: Jan C. Buckner, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00003134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065900, NCCTG-967251
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: January 27, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult brain stem glioma
adult oligodendroglioma
adult mixed glioma
adult diffuse astrocytoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
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