This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions malignant glioma, glioblastoma multiforme, gliosarcoma
Treatments bevacizumab, temozolomide, radiation therapy (xrt), topotecan
Phase phase 2
Target VEGF
Sponsor Duke University
Collaborator Genentech, Inc.
Start date December 2009
End date July 2012
Trial size 80 participants
Trial identifier NCT01004874, Pro00019960


This is a phase II study of the combination of radiation therapy, temozolomide and Avastin followed by Avastin, temozolomide, and topotecan in grade IV malignant glioma patients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
bevacizumab Avastin
Bevacizumab (Avastin) at 10 mg/kg every other week during standard radiation therapy (XRT). Following XRT, bevacizumab will remain at 10 mg/kg every other week.
temozolomide Temodar
Daily temozolomide at 75 mg/ m2 daily for 6.5 weeks of radiation therapy (XRT). Following XRT, temozolomide will be dosed at 150 mg/m2 daily the first 5 days of each 28-day cycle.
radiation therapy (xrt)
Standard radiation therapy for approximately 6.5 weeks
topotecan Hycamtin
Following standard radiation therapy, patients will receive topotecan on days 2 through 6 of each 28-day cycle at a dose of 1.5 mg/m2 for patients not taking enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs (EIAEDs) and 2.0 mg/m2 for patients taking EIAEDs.

Primary Outcomes

6-month Progression-free Survival
time frame: 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

One and Two Year Overall Survival
time frame: One year and two years
Median Overall Survival
time frame: 27 months
Number of Patients Experiencing a Central Nervous System (CNS) Hemorrhage or a Systemic Hemorrhage
time frame: 27 months
Number of Patients Experiencing a Greater Than or Equal to Grade 4 Hematologic or a Greater Than or Equal to Grade 3 Non-hematologic Toxicity
time frame: 27 months
Median Progression-free Survival
time frame: 27 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have histologically confirmed diagnosis of WHO grade IV primary malignant glioma (glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma). Patients have to be within 6 weeks of the last major surgical procedure. - Age > or = to 18 years. - An interval of at least 2 weeks and not > 6 weeks between prior major surgical procedure and study enrollment. - No prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy for a brain tumor - Karnofsky > or = to 60%. - Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dl, absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1,500 cells/microliter, platelets ≥ 125,000 cells/microliter. - Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dl, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal. - Signed informed consent approved by the Institutional Review Board - If sexually active, patients must agree to use appropriate contraceptive measures for the duration of the study and for 6 months afterwards as stated in the informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnancy or breast feeding. - Co-medication that may interfere with study results; e.g. immuno-suppressive agents other than corticosteroids. - Active infection requiring IV antibiotics. - Prior treatment with radiotherapy or chemotherapy for a brain tumor, irrespective of the grade of the tumor. - Evidence of > grade 1 central nervous system (CNS) hemorrhage on baseline MRI on CT scan. Avastin-specific Exclusion Criteria: - Inadequately controlled hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure > 150 and/or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg) - Prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy - New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure - History of myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months prior to study enrollment - History of stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to study enrollment - Significant vascular disease (e.g., aortic aneurysm, requiring surgical repair or recent peripheral arterial thrombosis) within 6 months prior to study enrollment - History of hemoptysis (≥ ½ teaspoon of bright red blood per episode) within 1 month prior to study enrollment - Evidence of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy (in the absence of therapeutic anticoagulation) - Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to study enrollment or anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study - Core biopsy or other minor surgical procedure, excluding placement of a vascular access device, within 7 days prior to study enrollment - History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation within 6 months prior to study enrollment - Serious, non-healing wound, active ulcer, or untreated bone fracture - Proteinuria at screening as demonstrated by either urine protein:creatinine (UPC) ratio ≥ 1.0 at screening OR urine dipstick for proteinuria ≥ 2+ (patients discovered to have ≥2+ proteinuria on dipstick urinalysis at baseline should undergo a 24-hour urine collection and must demonstrate ≤ 1g of protein in 24 hours to be eligible). - Known hypersensitivity to any component of Avastin - Pregnant (positive pregnancy test) or lactation. Use of effective means of contraception (men and women) in subjects of child-bearing potential

Additional Information

Official title Avastin in Combination With Radiation and Temozolomide Followed by Avastin, Temozolomide, and Topotecan for Glioblastoma Multiformes and Gliosarcomas
Principal investigator Annick Desjardins, MD, FRCPC
Description The primary objective of this study is to use 6-month progression-free survival to assess the efficacy of the combination of radiation therapy, temozolomide and Avastin followed by Avastin, temozolomide, and topotecan in the treatment of grade IV malignant glioma patients following surgical resection. Secondary objectives are to determine the overall survival following the combination of radiation therapy, temozolomide and Avastin followed by Avastin, temozolomide, and topotecan and to describe the toxicity of radiation therapy, temozolomide and Avastin followed by Avastin, temozolomide, and topotecan. The study will have survival and toxicity endpoints. Patients will be treated with standard radiation therapy and daily temozolomide for 6 and a half weeks of radiation. Avastin will be administered every other week beginning a minimum of 28 days after the last major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury. Following completion of radiation therapy, patients will have a MRI and if there is no evidence of disease progression, patients will receive 12 cycles of Avastin, temozolomide, and topotecan (beginning a minimum of 14 days after the last radiation treatment). Subjects will be identified by the investigator as those patients who have newly diagnosed grade 4 malignant glioma (glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma), and be within 6 weeks of the last major surgical procedure, craniotomy, open biopsy, or stereotactic biopsy. Fifty (50) patients will initially be accrued to the study and the overall efficacy of the treatment regimen assessed. Analyses will be conducted within subgroups defined by methylation status. Early side effects of radiation that may start during radiation include hair loss, scalp redness, inflammation of the ear canals, and fatigue. There is a small chance of long-term effects from radiation, occurring after months or years after completion. These may include worsening of mental function, hearing, vision, strength and coordination. In initial Phase I and II clinical trials, four potential Avastin-associated safety signals were identified: hypertension, proteinuria, thromboembolic events, and hemorrhage. Temozolomide has been well tolerated by both adults and children with the most common toxicity being mild myelosuppression. Other, less likely, potential toxicities include nausea and vomiting, constipation, headache, alopecia, rash, burning sensation of skin, esophagitis, pain, diarrhea, lethargy, and hepatotoxicity. With topotecan, reversible myelosuppression with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia is dose limiting. Nausea and vomiting, as well as diarrhea and alopecia, are frequent. Moderate fatigue, transient elevation of hepatic transaminase levels, stomatitis, anemia, fever, mucositis, flu-like symptoms, and rash have been reported.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2015.
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