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Los Angeles, California 90095


RATIONALE: New imaging procedures such as the use of gadolinium texaphyrin with MRI may improve the ability to detect the extent of gliomas. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of gadolinium texaphyrin used with MRI-guided surgery in treating patients with high-grade glioma.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of gadolinium texaphyrin as a tumor retained contrast agent in MRI guided neurosurgery in patients with radiological diagnosis of high grade glioma. I. Determine the intratumoral pharmacology and quantitative pharmacokinetics of gadolinium texaphyrin using MRI imaging in these patients. II. Develop a scale that will relate MRI signal characteristics from intratumoral gadolinium texaphyrin with absolute intratumoral levels of gadolinium texaphyrin in these patients. III. Investigate the distribution of gadolinium texaphyrin in high grade gliomas in comparison with biologically active tumor as delineated by elevated choline-containing material detected by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive gadolinium texaphyrin by IV infusion 20 minutes to 2 hours prior to magnetic resonance imaging and surgery. The maximum tolerated dose for a single dose of gadolinium texaphyrin is determined by cohorts of 3 patients who are treated at one of five escalating doses. Patients in each cohort are followed for a minimum of 4 weeks each before the next cohort begins. If good contrast enhancement is assessed at the fourth dose level (cohort 4), dose escalation stops. Patients are followed at days 1 and 2, at weeks 1, 2, and 4, and at 3 months after surgery. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 6-18 patients will be accrued into this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Radiological diagnosis of probable high grade glioma, or biopsy proven high grade glioma, undergoing neurosurgery (biopsy or tumor resection) with interactive MRI guided control Must have an enhancing cerebral lesion No radiological diagnosis of metastases due to multiple lesions PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 50-100% while on steroids Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Prothrombin time no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Active partial thromboplastin time no greater than 1.5 times ULN Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL AST and ALT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No severe cardiac disease Pulmonary: No severe pulmonary disease Other: No other significant life threatening disease No known glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency or porphyria No other active malignancy No intractable seizures Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Concurrent steroids allowed Radiotherapy: Concurrent radiotherapy allowed Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 48 hours since prior MRI scan with contrast No concurrent active agent or investigational drug No concurrent use of other study treatment Concurrent antiseizure medication allowed



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Gregory Rubino, MD
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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