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Durham, North Carolina 27710


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining carmustine and O6-benzylguanine in treating patients who have recurrent or progressive glioma.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the activity of carmustine and O6-benzylguanine in patients with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, or gliosarcoma resistant to nitrosourea. II. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive O6-benzylguanine IV over 1 hour, followed 1 hour later by carmustine IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-32 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed recurrent or progressive glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, or gliosarcoma Resistant to nitrosourea (defined as progressive or recurrent disease within 8 weeks of receiving nitrosourea) Measurable residual disease by MRI or CT scan PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin normal SGOT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL BUN no greater than 25 mg/dL Pulmonary: DLCO greater than 80% predicted Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy At least 6 weeks since prior nitrosourea, procarbazine, or mitomycin and recovered No prior nitrosourea greater than 1,200 mg/m2 Endocrine therapy: Concurrent stable dose corticosteroids allowed if on for at least two weeks prior to study Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified


NCT ID:

NCT00005081


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Henry S. Friedman, MD
Duke Cancer Institute


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Durham, North Carolina 27710
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 16, 2017

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