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Temozolomide and Vinorelbine in Treating Patients With Recurrent Brain Metastases

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2001
Last updated: December 15, 2015
Last verified: December 2015

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

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of temozolomide and vinorelbine in treating patients who have recurrent brain metastases.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Cancer
Drug: temozolomide
Drug: vinorelbine tartrate
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Trial Of Temozolomide And Vinorelbine For Patients With Recurrent Brain Metastases

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Radiographic Response Assessed by Macdonald Criteria Every 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    All patients will have their tumor measurements recorded at baseline and at the time of each MRI scan. Lesions must be measured in two dimensions.

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: July 2001
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Temozolomide and Vinorelbine
Patients will be treated with vinorelbine on days 1 and 8 of each cycle; temozolomide will be administered on days 1 to 7 and 15 to 21 of each cycle. The dose level of temozolomide will be given at a dose of 150 mg/m2/day. A cycle will be defined as 28 days of treatment.
Drug: temozolomide Drug: vinorelbine tartrate

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of vinorelbine when administered in combination with temozolomide in patients with recurrent brain metastases (phase I accrual completed).
  • Determine the safety and feasibility of this treatment regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the efficacy of this treatment regimen, in terms of objective radiographic response and overall and progression-free survival, in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of vinorelbine.

Patients receive vinorelbine IV over 5-10 minutes on days 1 and 8 and oral temozolomide once daily on days 1-7 and 15-21. Courses repeat every 28 days for up to 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of vinorelbine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, an additional 20-35 patients will be treated at that dose level.

Patients are followed every 3-4 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 3 patients will be accrued for the phase I portion of this study and 20-35 patients will be accrued for the phase II portion of this study within 2 years.


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


  • Age > or = 18 years.
  • Karnofsky performance score > or = 60.
  • Histopathologic confirmation of the diagnosis of a solid tumor malignancy. The brain metastasis diagnosis per se does not have to be pathologically confirmed if the clinical and neuro radiographic picture is typical.
  • MRI (or CT if the patient cannot undergo MRI) evidence of evaluable disease in the brain.
  • Absolute neutrophil count > or = 1,500/mm³. Platelet count > or = 100,000/mm³.
  • Hemoglobin > or = 10 g/dl.
  • BUN and serum creatinine both < 1.5 times upper limit of normal.
  • Total and direct bilirubin both < 1.5 times upper limit of normal.
  • SGOT and SGPT both < or = 3 times upper limit of normal.
  • Alkaline phosphatase < or = 2 times upper limit of normal.
  • At least two weeks must have elapsed from brain biopsy, craniotomy, or other surgery.
  • Life expectancy > or = 8 weeks.
  • Patient or their legal guardian or legal next-of-kin must provide written informed consent prior to patient's registration on study.
  • At least four weeks must have elapsed from previous external beam radiation therapy, or eight weeks from stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Patients treated with radiosurgery should have evidence of progression at a distant site in the brain, or confirmation of tumor progression by biopsy or PET scan.


  • Previous treatment with temozolomide, dacarbazine or vinorelbine.
  • Patients who have not recovered from all acute toxicities of prior therapies.
  • Patients with evidence of leptomeningeal metastases or primary dural metastases.
  • Patients who are poor medical risks because of nonmalignant systemic disease, as well as those with acute infection requiring treatment with intravenous antibiotics.
  • Patients whose psychiatric condition would, in the judgment of the principal investigator, make it unlikely that they could adhere to the requirements of the protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00026494

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Study Chair: Lauren E. Abrey, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00026494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-088
Study First Received: November 9, 2001
Results First Received: December 15, 2015
Last Updated: December 15, 2015

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
tumors metastatic to brain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
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