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Los Angeles, California 90095


Purpose:

RATIONALE: New imaging procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging may improve the ability to detect the extent of newly diagnosed cancer. PURPOSE: Diagnostic study of magnetic resonance imaging to determining the extent of cancer in patients who have newly diagnosed glioma.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H-MRSI) and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (DI) measures of glioma cell burden correlate with histopathologically measured cell counts in glioma patients who are scheduled to undergo surgical resection. II. Determine whether 1H-MRSI and DI measures of glioma cell burden are invariant over the short term (1 week) as steroid dose is increased in these patients. OUTLINE: Part I: Patients who are scheduled to have surgical resection of brain tumor undergo conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H-MRSI), and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (DI) within 1 week before resection. Patients undergo conventional MRI within 72 hours after completion of surgical resection. Image characteristics of the resected tissue are correlated with histopathological measures. Part II: Patients who have clinical indications for increasing the dexamethasone dose are treated on part II of the study. Patients are stratified by status of steroid treatment (steroid naive vs prior steroid management). Patients undergo conventional MRI, 1H-MRSI, and DI within 2 days before and within 4-7 days after increasing the dexamethasone dose. Image characteristics on films taken before and after increasing the dexamethasone dose are compared. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 75 patients will be accrued for part I of the study and a total 40 patients (20 per stratum) will be accrued for part II of the study within 4 years.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Part I: Presurgical: presumptive diagnosis of intracranial glioma and scheduled to undergo first surgical resection OR stereotactic biopsy Postsurgical: Histologically proven intracranial glioma and scheduled to undergo surgical debulking Evaluable preoperative proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H-MRSI) and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (DI) scans completed within 1 week prior to surgery Postoperative MRI, 1H-MRSI, and DI scans completed within 3 days after surgery Part II: Presurgical: presumptive diagnosis of intracranial glioma Postsurgical: Histologically proven intracranial glioma No surgery prior to completion of exit scans Clinical indication for increasing steroid dose Planned steroid changes must be from 0 to 16 mg/day or a twofold increase Evaluable 1H-MRSI and DI scans No prior treatment on this protocol Parts I and II: No contraindications for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (metallic implants, shrapnel fragments, claustrophobia, allergy to MRI contrast) PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Parts I and II: Over 18 Performance status: Parts I and II: Not specified Life expectancy: Parts I and II: Not specified Hematopoietic: Parts I and II: Not specified Hepatic: Parts I and II: Not specified Renal: Parts I and II: Not specified PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Parts I and II: Not specified Chemotherapy: Parts I and II: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Part I: Not specified Part II: Steroid naive or prior steroid management allowed Radiotherapy: Parts I and II: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Part I: See Disease Characteristics No information from more than 2 surgeries from any one patient Part II: See Disease Characteristics


NCT ID:

NCT00005082


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Jeffry Alger, PhD
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 20, 2017

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