A Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Tarceva in Patients With First Relapse of Grade IV Glioma (Glioblastoma Multiforme)
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This is a Phase II, open-label, multicenter trial of single-agent treatment with Tarceva in patients with histologically confirmed GBM in first relapse. This study seeks to estimate the objective response rate and will investigate whether response rate is related to EGFR amplification status.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Signed informed consent
Age >= 18 years
Histologically confirmed GBM in first relapse
Disease progression in those patients following prior implantation with Gliadel(R) wafer(s) (polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant) must be confirmed by biopsy. Prior therapy with Gliadel(R) is allowed only as a component of primary surgery. Patients with Gliadel(R) implants after a secondary resection are not eligible.
Radiographic evidence of disease progression, as assessed by the investigator, on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT scan
Bi-dimensionally measurable disease with a minimum measurement of 1 cm on MRI or CT scan performed within 14 days prior to study entry
Availability of tissue to allow central confirmation of GBM diagnosis (all original slides are preferred)
Availability of paraffin blocks or slides to allow determination of EGFR amplification status
Recovery from the toxic effects of a prior therapy, including 4 weeks from prior cytotoxic agents (except 6 weeks from prior nitrosoureas, 3 weeks from prior procarbazine administration, 2 weeks from prior vincristine, or 3 weeks from irinotecan [CPT-11] when given on a weekly schedule), 4 weeks from any prior investigational agent, and 1 week from prior non-cytotoxic agents (e.g., interferon, tamoxifen, thalidomide, 13-cis-retinoic acid, etc.)
If receiving corticosteroids, patients must be on a stable, non-increasing dose of corticosteroids for >= 2 weeks prior to baseline MRI scan
ECOG performance status of 0 or 1
Life expectancy > 12 weeks
Use of an effective means of contraception in males and in females of childbearing potential
Ability to comply with study and follow-up procedures If the decision is made at the end of Stage 1 to enroll patients with tumors known to be positive for EGFR amplification, the following additional inclusion criteria will be applied: Confirmation of diagnosis; Confirmation of positive EGFR amplification status
Prior treatment with Gleevec (e.g., imatinib mesylate) or agents directed at EGFR (e.g., Iressa)
Prior treatment with Gliadel(R) following second (salvage or debulking) therapy
History of any other malignancy within 5 years (except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix)
More than one prior chemotherapy regimen
ANC < 1500/uL
Platelets < 100,000/uL
Total bilirubin > 1.6 mg/dL
AST/ALT >= 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
Creatinine > 1.5 x ULN
Pregnant or nursing females
Unstable systemic disease, including active infection, uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina, congestive heart failure, or myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study entry, or serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication
Major surgical procedure 2 weeks prior to study entry or anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study