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Arcadia, California 91006


This phase II trial is studying how well tipifarnib works in treating young patients with recurrent or progressive high-grade glioma, medulloblastoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, or brain stem glioma. Tipifarnib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate in pediatric patients with recurrent or progressive high-grade glioma, medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), or brain stem glioma treated with tipifarnib. II. Determine the distribution of time to progression, time to treatment failure, and time to death in patients treated with this drug. OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease (high-grade glioma vs recurrent or progressive medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor [PNET] vs progressive diffuse, intrinsic brain stem glioma). Patients receive oral tipifarnib twice daily on days 1-21. Courses repeat every 28 days for up to 2 years in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed brain tumor, including the following: - Anaplastic astrocytoma - Glioblastoma multiforme - Gliosarcoma - Anaplastic oligodendroglioma - Medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) - Diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma* - Progressive or relapsed disease after prior conventional therapy - Radiographic evidence of measurable disease - Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100% (over 16 years of age) - Performance status - Lansky 60-100% (16 years of age and under) - Performance status - ECOG 0-2 - At least 8 weeks - Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent) - Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL (red blood cell transfusions allowed) - Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - SGPT and SGOT less than 2.5 times ULN - Creatinine clearance OR radioisotope glomerular filtration rate at least 70 mL/min - Maximum creatinine based on age as follows: - 0.8 mg/dL (5 years and under) - 1.0 mg/dL (6 to 10 years) - 1.2 mg/dL (11 to 15 years) - 1.5 mg/dL (over 15 years) - Shortening fraction at least 27% by echocardiogram - Ejection fraction at least 50% by MUGA - No dyspnea at rest - No exercise intolerance - Pulse oximetry greater than 94%* - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - Seizure disorder is allowed provided it is well-controlled on non-enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants - No active graft-versus-host disease - No uncontrolled infection - No allergy to azoles (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole, or fluconazole) - Recovered from prior immunotherapy - At least 7 days since prior antineoplastic biologic agents - At least 1 month since prior autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) - At least 6 months since prior allogeneic SCT - More than 1 week since prior growth factors - No concurrent immunomodulating agents - More than 2 weeks since prior myelosuppressive chemotherapy (4-6 weeks for nitrosoureas or temozolomide) and recovered - No concurrent anticancer chemotherapy - Concurrent dexamethasone allowed provided patient is on a stable or decreasing dose for at least 1 week prior to study entry - Concurrent corticosteroids allowed only for treatment of increased intracranial pressure - Recovered from prior radiotherapy - At least 2 weeks since prior local palliative radiotherapy (small port) - At least 3 months since prior craniospinal radiotherapy - At least 6 weeks since other prior substantial bone marrow radiotherapy - No concurrent palliative radiotherapy - No prior initiation of therapy on another phase II study - No concurrent participation in another therapeutic COG study - No concurrent enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants - No other concurrent anticancer or experimental drugs - No concurrent foods or medications that interfere with CYP3A4, including any of the following: - Carbamazepine - Phenytoin - Phenobarbital - Grapefruit juice - Erythromycin - Azithromycin - Clarithromycin - Rifampin and its analogues - Fluconazole - Ketoconazole - Itraconazole - Cimetidine - Cannabinoids (i.e., marijuana or dronabinol) - Omeprazole - Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) - Ethosuximide - Glucocorticoids - Griseofulvin - Nafcillin - Nelfinavir - Norfloxacin - Norfluoxetine - Nevirapine - Oxcarbazepine - Phenylbutazone - Primidone - Progesterone (all progestins) - Rifabutin - Rofecoxib - Sulfadimidine - Sulfinpyrazone - Troglitazone - Rifapentine - Modafinil - Amiodarone - Anastrozole - Clotrimazole - Cyclosporine - Danazol - Delavirdine - Diethyldithiocarbamate - Diltiazem - Dirithromycin - Disulfiram - Entacapone (high dose) - Ethinyl estradiol - Fluoxetine - Fluvoxamine - Gestodene - Indinavir - Isoniazid - Metronidazole - Mibefradil - Miconazole - Nefazodone - Oxiconazole - Paroxetine - Propoxyphene - Roxithromycin - Quinidine - Quinine - Quinupristin and dalfopristin - Ranitidine - Ritonavir - Saquinavir - Sertindole - Sertraline - Troleandomycin - Valproic acid - Verapamil - Voriconazole - Zafirlukast - Zileuton



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Maryam Fouladi
Children's Oncology Group

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Location Contact:

Arcadia, California 91006
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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