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Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma

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: NCT00003465
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Duke University

Brief Summary:

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 temozolomide in treating patients with anaplastic oligodendroglioma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Drug: temozolomide Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the activity of temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed, progressive, or recurrent anaplastic oligodendroglioma. II. Determine the toxicity of this drug in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease characteristics (newly diagnosed anaplastic oligodendroglioma versus recurrent anaplastic oligodendroglioma). Patients receive oral temozolomide once daily on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days. Patients with progressive or recurrent disease (at baseline) continue treatment in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with newly diagnosed disease continue treatment for a maximum of 4 courses before radiotherapy in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with responding disease may receive an additional 6 courses after completion of radiotherapy. (Radiotherapy is not part of study treatment.) Patients are followed every 8 weeks for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 60 patients (30 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Treatment of Adults With Newly Diagnosed, Progressive or Recurrent Primary Malignant Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma With Temodal
Study Start Date : March 1998
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2001

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed supratentorial anaplastic oligodendroglioma or anaplastic oligoastrocytoma not requiring immediate radiotherapy Newly diagnosed, progressive, or recurrent disease Bidimensionally measurable disease At least 1.5 cm2 by MRI

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: More than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT/SGPT less than 2.5 times ULN Alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times ULN Renal: BUN less than 1.5 times ULN Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN Other: Neurologically stable No nonmalignant systemic disease No acute infection treated with intravenous antibiotics No frequent vomiting No medical condition (e.g., partial bowel obstruction) that would interfere with oral medication intake No other prior or concurrent malignancy except surgically cured carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin No AIDS-related illness HIV negative Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No more than 1 prior biologic therapy No concurrent biologic therapy No concurrent growth factors (e.g., epoetin alfa) Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Must be on stable dose of steroids for at least 1 week prior to study Concurrent steroids allowed Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: At least 2 weeks since prior surgical resection (newly diagnosed patients must be enrolled within 28 days of surgery or biopsy) Recovered from prior major surgery Other: No other concurrent investigational drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003465

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United States, North Carolina
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Henry S. Friedman, MD Duke University

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Responsible Party: Henry Friedman, MD, Duke UMC Identifier: NCT00003465    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1534
CDR0000066501 ( Other Identifier: NCI )
First Posted: March 12, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2013
Last Verified: October 2009
Keywords provided by Duke University:
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult anaplastic oligodendroglioma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents