Fenretinide in Treating Patients With Recurrent Malignant Glioma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 23, 2003
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2008
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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 fenretinide in treating patients who have recurrent malignant glioma.

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

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of fenretinide as assessed by 6-month progression- free survival in patients with recurrent malignant glioma. II. Determine the rate of measurable clinical response, time to progression, and overall survival of patients treated with this drug. III. Determine the unexpected toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease type (glioblastoma multiforme (closed to accrual as of 05/31/2001) and gliosarcoma (closed to accrual as of 05/31/2001) vs anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, and mixed malignant glioma). Patients receive oral fenretinide twice daily during weeks 1 and 4. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then before each course of chemotherapy. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 41-85 patients (21-45 with anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, and mixed malignant glioma and 20-40 with glioblastoma multiforme (closed to accrual as of 05/31/2001) and gliosarcoma (closed to accrual as of 05/31/2001)) will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Evaluation of Fenretinide NSC (374551) as a Single Agent in the Treatment of Adult Patients With Recurrent Malignant Glioma
Study Start Date : November 2000

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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 malignant primary glioma Glioblastoma multiforme (closed to accrual as of 05/31/2001) Gliosarcoma (closed to accrual as of 05/31/2001) Anaplastic astrocytoma Anaplastic oligodendroglioma Mixed malignant gliomas Original histological diagnosis of low-grade glioma allowed if a subsequent histological diagnosis of malignant glioma is confirmed Prior treatment for no more than 2 prior relapses allowed Disease progression documented by at least 2 pre-study brain scans Recent prior tumor resection of recurrent or progressive tumor allowed if recovered from the effects of prior surgery

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: More than 8 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL (may be transfusion dependent) Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT less than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception during and for at least 2 months after study Able to swallow capsules No active infection No disease or other serious concurrent medical illness that would preclude study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 1 week since prior interferon At least 1 week since prior thalidomide Chemotherapy: Recovered from prior chemotherapy At least 4 weeks since prior cytotoxic therapy (2 weeks for vincristine, 3 weeks for procarbazine, or 6 weeks for nitrosoureas) Endocrine therapy: At least 1 week since prior tamoxifen Prior steroids allowed if on stable or decreasing dose for at least 5-7 days before baseline MRI If steroid dose is increased between date of baseline MRI and initiation of study drug, a new baseline MRI is required Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent surgery Other: At least 1 week since any prior noncytotoxic agents (e.g., isotretinoin) No other concurrent anticancer therapy, including other investigational drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00006080

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
UCSF Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143-0128
United States, Maryland
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0752
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213-3489
United States, Texas
Simmons Cancer Center - Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235-9154
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284-7811
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792-6164
Sponsors and Collaborators
North American Brain Tumor Consortium
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Vinay K. Puduvalli, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Publications of Results: Identifier: NCT00006080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068068
First Posted: December 23, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2008
Last Verified: September 2005

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