This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition brain and central nervous system tumors
Treatment transferrin-crm107
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Xenova Biomedix
Start date July 2002
Trial identifier NCT00052624, CDR0000258574, KSB-311P/CI/001, MUSC-10550


RATIONALE: Immunotoxins can locate tumor cells and kill them without harming normal cells. Immunotoxin therapy may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytoma.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of immunotoxin therapy in treating children who have progressive or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 5 years up to 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma with the following tumor characteristics: - Unifocal - Unilateral and supratentorial - Diameter no greater than 3.5 cm by contrast-enhanced MRI - No more than 1 satellite tumor - Recurrent or progressive disease - Progressive disease defined as at least 25% increase in tumor volume by serial MRI or CT scans and/or at least 15% increase in the largest cross-sectional area of tumor as defined by the area of contrast agent enhancement - Must have received prior conventional treatment comprising both of the following: - Surgery (biopsy or debulking) - Radiation therapy - No evidence of mass effect on CT scan or MRI with more than a 5 mm midline shift and/or nausea, vomiting, reduced level of consciousness, or clinically significant papilledema PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 5 to 18 Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100% OR - Lansky Play 50-100% Life expectancy - At least 3 months Hematopoietic - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm^3 Hepatic - Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL - AST and ALT no greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) - PT or aPTT no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal - Not specified Other - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for at least 2 months after study - No acute viral, bacterial, or fungal infection requiring therapy - Topical treatment for oral candidiasis allowed - No other concurrent medical condition that would preclude anesthesia PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - No prior transferrin-CRM107 Chemotherapy - More than 1 month since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin) - More than 3 months since prior biodegradable polymer wafers - No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy - Must be on stable dose of steroids for 7 days prior to infusion Radiotherapy - See Disease Characteristics - More than 3 months since prior radiotherapy - More than 3 months since prior stereotactic radiosurgery - More than 6 weeks since prior craniospinal irradiation - No prior brachytherapy - No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery - See Disease Characteristics - More than 1 month since prior surgery including tumor surgery or debulking - No other concurrent surgery Other - More than 30 days since prior investigational agents - No other concurrent investigational therapy - No other concurrent anti-cancer drugs

Additional Information

Official title A Phase I Multicenter Trial Of Intratumoral/Interstitial Therapy With HN66000, NC66000 (TransMID) In Patients Between 5 and 18 Years Of Age With Progressive Or Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme Or Anaplastic Astrocytoma
Description OBJECTIVES: - Determine the maximum tolerated dose of intratumoral transferrin-CRM107 in pediatric patients with progressive or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma. - Determine the safety of this drug in these patients. - Determine the efficacy of this drug in these patients. - Compare the efficacy of this drug in patients with different histological types of tumor, degrees of transferrin receptor expression, and serum antidiphtheria antibody titer levels. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups by age (5-9 vs 10-18). All patients undergo stereotactic radiosurgery for tumor biopsy and placement of 2 intratumoral silastic infusion catheters pre-loaded with transferrin-CRM107 (Tf-CRM107). - Group 1 (ages 5-9): Patients receive intratumoral Tf-CRM107 over 3-7 days via catheter. Treatment repeats after 6-10 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Three cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of Tf-CRM107 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. - Group 2 (ages 10-18): Patients receive intratumoral Tf-CRM107 as in group 1. Two cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of Tf-CRM107 until the MTD is determined. The MTD in both groups is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed monthly for 6 months and then every 3 months for 6 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-30 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2009.
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