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Chloroquine for Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2005
Last updated: November 17, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
Chloroquine is a strong lysosomotropic and DNA-intercalating agent in experimental studies (Neurosurgical Focus 14(2): February, 2003) and an open-label clinical trial the investigators have demonstrated a strong adjuvant effect of chloroquine on the therapy of malignant gliomas. This study will assess in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study the effects of chloroquine as adjuvant to the conventional therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Condition Intervention Phase
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Drug: Chloroquine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Chloroquine as Adjuvant to the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme, A Randomized Trial

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival after surgery

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • End-point evaluation, survival at two years

Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Tumor restricted to one hemisphere of the brain
  • Karnofsky scale >7
  • Histologically confirmed GBM in first or second recurrence or relapse
  • Adequate hematologic, hepatic and renal function
  • Karnofsky performance status score ≥ 70%
  • Life expectancy ≥ 16 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • Compromised cardiac function
  • Concurrent severe and /or uncontrolled medical conditions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00224978

National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mexico City, Mexico, 14269
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico
Principal Investigator: Julio Sotelo, MD National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00224978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14/99 
Study First Received: September 21, 2005
Last Updated: November 17, 2009
Health Authority: Mexico: National Institute of Public Health, Health Secretariat

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Chloroquine diphosphate
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antinematodal Agents
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