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An Open-label, Single-arm, Phase II Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Doxorubicin in Combination With Radiotherapy, Temozolomide and Valproic Acid in Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) (NCT02758366)

The standard therapy of glioblastoma (GBM) consists of gross total resection followed by focal irradiation to the tumor bed with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). The association of valproic acid and TMZ during radiotherapy improves survival of GBM. Preclinical studies suggested that doxorubicin had a strong antineoplastic activity against human gliomas. Moreover, some studies showed that the continuous infusion of anthracyclines in patients with solid tumor ensured a better safety profile compared with bolus administration. Based on these findings, the purpose of this study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of prolonged administration of doxorubicin in combination with radiotherapy, temozolomide and valproic acid in pediatric and adult patients with newly diagnosed GBM and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
  • Drug: Doxorubicin
    Ages eligible for Study
    3 Years to 30 Years
    Genders eligible for Study
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Males and females patients, aged >3 years and < 30 years;
    • Newly diagnosed of GBM, DIPG, diffuse brainstem glioma, diffuse spinal glioma, bilateral thalamic glioma, gliomatosis cerebri, anaplastic astrocytoma;
    • Patients undergone either surgery or biopsy only;
    • No prior chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy;
    • Life expectancy ≥ 4 weeks;
    • Karnofsky/Lansky ≥ 40 %;
    • Written informed consent obtained from the patient/parents or legal representative;
    • Adequate hematological function (leucocyte ≥ 2.0 x 10^9/l -Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dl - platelet ≥ 50 x 10^9 /l);
    • Adequate liver function (total bilirubin ≤ 2.5 x ULN - ALT/AST ≤ 5.0 x ULN);
    • Adequate renal function (serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN);
    • Adherence to trial treatment and compliance with the protocol
    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Any disease or condition that contraindicates the use of the study drug (es. serious mental retardation, brain palsy, congenital syndrome, cardiomyopathy)
    • Prior anti-cancer therapy
    • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
    • Non adequate contraception

    1 locations

    Italy (1)
    • Meyer Children's Hospital
      Florence, Italy, 50145
    31 January, 2016
    13 February, 2018
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