San Francisco, California 94115

  • Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors


RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as poly-ICLC use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop tumor cells from growing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining biological therapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining poly-ICLC with radiation therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the efficacy of poly ICLC and radiotherapy, in terms of total survival from date of diagnosis, in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. - Determine the safety and toxicity profile of this regimen in these patients. - Determine the 12-month survival rate in patients treated with this regimen. - Assess progression-free survival at 6 months and median progression-free survival from date of diagnosis of patients treated with this regimen. - Assess response in patients treated with this regimen. - Assess changes in neurological status in patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Within 1-4 weeks after surgery, patients receive poly ICLC intramuscularly 3 times weekly (on days 1, 3, and 5). Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. One week after the initiation of poly ICLC, patients undergo external beam radiotherapy once daily 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Patients are followed monthly for 1 year and then every 3 months thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed intracranial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) or gliosarcoma by biopsy or resection within the past 28 days PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy - More than 8 weeks Hematopoietic - WBC at least 3,000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 - Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL (transfusion allowed) Hepatic - Bilirubin less than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - SGOT less than 2 times ULN Renal - Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Other - No significant medical illness that cannot be controlled adequately with appropriate therapy or that would compromise tolerability of study therapy - No other cancer (except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix) unless in complete remission and off all therapy for that disease for at least 3 years - No active infection - No disease that would obscure toxicity or dangerously alter drug metabolism - No other serious concurrent medical illness - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - No prior polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant (Gliadel wafer) - No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy - Concurrent corticosteroids to treat symptoms or prevent complications are allowed Radiotherapy - No prior radiotherapy to the brain - No concurrent stereotactic radiosurgery - No concurrent brachytherapy Surgery - See Disease Characteristics Other - No prior cytotoxic or noncytotoxic drug therapy for GBM - No prior experimental drug therapy for GBM - No other concurrent cytotoxic or noncytotoxic drug therapy for GBM - Concurrent analgesics, antiepileptics, or other drugs to treat symptoms or prevent complications are allowed



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Principal Investigator
Michael Prados, MD
University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California 94115
United States

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Date Processed: April 07, 2020

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