Phase 2 Study of Vinblastine in Children With Recurrent or Refractory Low Grade Glioma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2014
Ontario Cancer Research Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eric Bouffet, The Hospital for Sick Children

Brief Summary:
This study is examining whether Vinblastine is an effective drug to shrink low grade glioma brain tumors in children, and what the side effects are.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glioma Drug: vinblastine sulphate injection Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of Vinblastine Sulphate Injection in Children With Recurrent or Refractory Low Grade Glioma
Study Start Date : January 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: vinblastine sulphate injection
Vinblastine dose: 6 mg/m^2 (10 mg max.) route intravenous administration once a week over a period of 10 weeks. If response at week 10 is greater than or equal to stable, weekly Vinblastine will be continued for 42 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine the response rate to Vinblastine in recurrent low grade glioma of childhood [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To further assess the toxicity of weekly vinblastine in children treated at the currently defined maximally tolerated dose (MTD) of Vinblastine [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • < 21 years of age at original diagnosis
  • histological verification of low grade glioma (glial tumors, neuronal tumors or chiasmatic-hypothalamic tumor) at original diagnosis
  • evidence of tumor recurrence or progression by MRI or contrast CT
  • Karnofsky and Lansky performance status of 0,1 or 2
  • life expectancy of greater than or equal to 2 months
  • adequate organ and bone marrow function within 7 days of starting treatment with Vinblastine
  • absolute neutrophil count (ANC)> 1000/uL
  • platelet count > 100,000/uL (transfusion independent)
  • serum creatinine < 1.5 x normal for age
  • written informed consent signed by subject and/or subject's parent/legal guardian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy within 2 weeks of entry in study (4 weeks if prior nitrosourea was used)
  • less than 7 days since the completion of therapy with a biologic agent
  • less than 2 months since cranial/spinal radiation
  • receiving a stable dose of dexamethasone for less than one week

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00213278

Canada, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Ontario Cancer Research Network
Principal Investigator: Eric Bouffet, MD The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada

Responsible Party: Eric Bouffet, Section Head, Neuro-Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children Identifier: NCT00213278     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0020010429
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Eric Bouffet, The Hospital for Sick Children:
brain tumour
vinblastine sulfate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action