This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition brain and central nervous system tumors
Treatments cisplatin, lomustine, vincristine sulfate, adjuvant therapy, radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Start date February 2004
End date March 2010
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT00274911, CCLG-CNS-2004-01, CDR0000454540, EU-20580


RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as lomustine, cisplatin, and vincristine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving radiation therapy followed by combination chemotherapy after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving radiation therapy followed by combination chemotherapy works in treating young patients with supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Toxicity measured by hematological, gastrointestinal, mucosal, neurological, and skin morbidity during treatment and for 6 weeks after completion of treatment
time frame:

Secondary Outcomes

Overall and relapse free survival at follow up every 2 months for 1 year, every 3 months for 2 years, and then every 6 months for 2 years
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 3 years up to 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically proven nonpineal supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors - No supratentorial atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors or medulloepitheliomas - Localized or metastatic disease - Metastatic disease is defined as unequivocal evidence of supratentorial metastases and/or spinal metastases on pre-operative or postoperative MRI scan OR tumor cells seen on cytospin analysis of lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (stage M1) performed between 15 days and 21 days after surgery - Has undergone surgical resection within the past 4-6 weeks PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - Able to cooperate with twice daily fractions of radiotherapy - Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm^3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3 - Neurologically stable (or improving) during the week before starting radiotherapy - Lansky performance status 30-100% (for patients 1 to 16 years of age) OR - Karnofsky performance status 30-100% (for patients over 16 years of age) - Must be able to comply with the chemotherapy protocol (e.g., no hearing loss, renal impairment) - No presence of active uncontrolled infection - No previous malignant disease - Not pregnant or nursing - No syndrome with recognized potential for increased sensitivity to radiotherapy and/or chromosomal fragility PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - No previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy - The patient should not be receiving steroids, if possible, at the start of radiotherapy or should be on a stable or reducing dose of steroids during the week before starting radiotherapy

Additional Information

Official title Hyperfractionated Accelerated Radiotherapy (HART) With Chemotherapy (Cisplatin, CCNU, Vincristine) for Non-Pineal Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumours
Description OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine the toxicity of hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART) in pediatric patients with nonpineal supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors. Secondary - Determine overall and relapse-free survival of patients treated with HART followed by adjuvant combination chemotherapy comprising lomustine, cisplatin, and vincristine. - Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. - Radiotherapy: Patients undergo hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART) twice a day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks. - Adjuvant combination chemotherapy: Six weeks after the last radiotherapy dose, patients receive oral lomustine once and cisplatin IV over 6 hours on day 1 and vincristine IV on days 1, 8, and 15 . Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for at least 5 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2013.
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