Durham, North Carolina 27710

  • Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors


RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to determine the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody in treating patients with recurrent gliomas.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the toxic effects of intracystic administration of iodine-131-labeled anti-tenascin monoclonal antibody 81C6. II. Identify any objective therapeutic responses to this treatment in patients with recurrent cystic anaplastic gliomas. OUTLINE: Radioimmunotherapy. Iodine-131-Labeled Anti-Tenascin Monoclonal Antibody 81C6, 131I-81C6. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Three to six patients will be entered at each dose studied.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed supratentorial anaplastic glioma with a recurrent cyst requiring aspiration for symptom control Measurable cystic lesion confirmed by contrast-enhanced CT or MRI At least 3 months since radiotherapy to site of measurable disease unless unequivocal evidence of tumor progression Neoplastic cell reactivity with tenascin demonstrated by immunohistology with either a polyclonal rabbit antibody or a monoclonal murine antibody PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 3 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 50-100% Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL AST less than 1.5 times normal Alkaline phosphatase less than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.2 mg/dL Other: Negative pregnancy test Effective contraception required of fertile women PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 6 weeks since antineoplastic chemotherapy unless unequivocal evidence of tumor progression Endocrine therapy: Corticosteroids allowed if at lowest possible dose and dose stable for at least 10 days prior to entry Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Darell D. Bigner, MD, PhD
Duke Cancer Institute

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Location Contact:

Durham, North Carolina 27710
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 17, 2021

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