This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition glioma
Treatment temozolomide
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Kentuckiana Cancer Institute
Collaborator Eisai Inc.
Start date January 2009
End date December 2010
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT00660283, KARE 003, KARE003


To determine the safety and efficacy of surgical resection with Gliadel® 3.85% wafer implantation, followed by concomitant limited field radiation therapy and temozolomide, followed by dose dense temozolomide in subjects undergoing initial surgery for newly-diagnosed high grade glioma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Safety and efficacy of concomitant limited field radiation therapy and temozolomide, followed by dose dense temozolomide in subjects undergoing initial surgery for newly-diagnosed high grade glioma.
time frame: 1st five subjects at 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Subjects, men and women, must be between ages 18 and 75 years. 2. Subjects must have radiographic evidence on cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a single, contrast-enhancing unilateral supratentorial cerebral tumor (see Section 8.4). 3 Surgery is recommended within 4 weeks of the baseline MRI scan. 4. Subjects must have a Karnofsky Performance Score of 60 or higher. 5. Subjects must have signed an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved informed consent prior to any non-standard of care study procedure or no later than the start of dose dense temozolomide. 6. Subjects must have a pathological diagnosis of a high grade (IV) malignant glioma. 7. Subjects, both men and women, must be willing to avoid pregnancy for up to 2 years after wafer implantation surgery and be counseled regarding the unknown, and potentially harmful, risks to the embryo or fetus from participation in this study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Subjects who have had prior cytoreductive surgery for high-grade glioma. Subjects who have had a diagnostic stereotactic biopsy are eligible. 2. Subjects with more than one focus of tumor or tumor crossing the midline as assessed by coronal cranial MRI scan. 3. Concomitant significant life-threatening disease from which the subject could reasonably be expected to die within the first 12 months of the study. 4. Known hypersensitivity reactions to temozolomide, nitrosoureas or any other components of the Gliadel® wafer. 5. Prior CNS radiotherapy. 6. Subjects who have received any prior chemotherapy for this malignant glioma prior to the baseline evaluation or subjects who are currently being treated with chemotherapeutic agents. 7. Subjects with fewer than 100,000 platelets per mm3 or fewer than 3.500 leukocytes per mm3. 8. Liver function tests greater than or equal to 2.5 times the upper limit of normal (transaminases (SGOT, SGPT), total bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase). 9. Serum creatinine equal to or greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) equal to or greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal. 10. Pregnancy, or lactating females or females of childbearing potential not using adequate contraception. 11. Participation in any other investigational protocol in the prior twelve months for any type of malignancy. 12. Psychological, familial, sociological or geographical conditions which do not permit adequate medical follow-up and compliance with the study protocol. 13. Inadequately controlled hypertension (blood pressure systolic > 150 mmHg or diastolic > 100 mmHg). 14. Unstable angina or history of myocardial infarction within six months prior to enrollment. 15. Evidence of bleeding, diathesis, or coagulopathy. Chronic full-dose anticoagulation with warfarin is not permitted though subjects may be on low molecular weight heparin or fondaparinux. 16. Serious non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture.

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Study of Gliadel, Concomitant Temozolomide and Radiation, Followed By Dose Dense Therapy With Temozolomide For Newly Diagnosed Malignant High Grade Glioma
Principal investigator Renato V LaRocca, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Kentuckiana Cancer Institute.