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Clinical Trial ECOG N0577

Title
Phase III Intergroup Study of Temozolomide Alone versus Radiotherapy with Concomitant and Adjuvant Temozolomide versus Radiotherapy with Adjuvant PCV Chemotherapy in Patients with 1p/19q Co-deleted Anaplastic Glioma
Principal Investigator
Priya Kumthekar
Details
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Study Type: Therapeutic, Treatment
  • Protocol No:.ECOG N0577
Purpose
The two main reasons this research study is being done are to see if: •Patients improve if they get treatment with the combination of both radiation therapy and temozolomide chemotherapy as compared to patients who receive treatment with radiation therapy alone. •Patients treated with temozolomide therapy alone (no radiation therapy) have a better or worse quality of life than those patients who are treated with either the combination of radiation therapy and temozolomide or radiation therapy alone.
Overview
This research study is being done in people who have a certain type of brain tumor, called “anaplastic oligodendroglioma.” Temozolomide is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat aggressive brain tumor, also known as glioblastoma multiforme as well as melanoma, a form of skin cancer. However, temozolomide is considered experimental for anaplastic glioma.
Eligibility
Some of the eligibility criteria include:
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants must be newly diagnosed with anaplastic glioima (less than or equal to three months from surgical diagnosis).
  • Participants will be excluded if they have received any prior surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy for any central nervous system tumor (hormones, vitamins and growth factors are not considered chemotherapy for the purposes of this study).
Note: This is only a partial list of eligibility criteria. Please contact the Lurie Cancer Center for complete screening information if you are interested in this clinical trial.
Description of Treatment
Participants in this study will be "randomized" into one of the study groups (radiation therapy alone [Arm A], radiation therapy with temozolomide given during and after radiation therapy [Arm B], and temozolomide alone [Arm C]). Randomization means that participants are put into a group by chance (as in a roll of the dice). Participants in group 1 (Arm A) will get radiation therapy Monday through Friday for about 6-7 weeks. Participants in group 2 (Arm B) will get radiation therapy Monday through Friday as well as daily (7 days a week) temozolomide by mouth for about 6-7 weeks. Participants will then have a 4-week treatment break. After that, participants will get temozolomide alone week 1 (days 1 through 5) every 28 days for up to one year. Participants in group 3 (Arm C) will get temozolomide week 1 (days 1 through 5) every 28 days for up to one year.
Contact
Sara Duffey
Clinical Research and Education Specialist
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
312.695.1102
cancertrials@northwestern.edu

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