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For full trial details, please see the original record at https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00003935




Registration number
NCT00003935
Ethics application status
Date submitted
1/11/1999
Date registered
20/02/2004
Date last updated
28/07/2014

Titles & IDs
Public title
Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Children With Newly Diagnosed Brain Stem Glioma
Scientific title
Treatment of Children With Diffuse Intrinsic Brain Stem Glioma With Standard Dose Irradiation and Vincristine Plus Oral VP-16, A POG Pilot Study
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POG-9836
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9836
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
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Central Nervous System Tumors 0 0
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Brain
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Neuroendocrine tumour (NET)
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Children's - Brain

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - etoposide
Treatment: Drugs - vincristine sulfate
Treatment: Other - radiation therapy

Experimental: Treatment - Induction: Patients receive oral etoposide daily on days 1-21 and vincristine sulfate IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 2 courses. Patients receive radiation therapy daily for 6 weeks concurrently with induction chemotherapy. Maintenance: One week after induction therapy, patients receive vincristine sulfate IV on days 1 and 8 and oral etoposide daily on days 1-21. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 10 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter


Treatment: Drugs: etoposide


Treatment: Drugs: vincristine sulfate


Treatment: Other: radiation therapy


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Treatment: Drugs
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Treatment: Other
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Control group

Outcomes
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Survival
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1 year
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Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma by MRI At
least 2/3 of the tumor in the pons Tumor origin clearly in the pons At least 2 clinical
features with less than 6 months duration: Cranial nerve deficit Long tract signs Ataxia No
diffuse brain stem enlargement secondary to neurofibromatosis No diffuse leptomeningeal
disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 3 to 21 Performance status: Karnofsky or Lansky 50-100% Life
expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3
Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL ALT no greater
than 5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine or GFR normal for age

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No
other concurrent chemotherapy No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Prior
glucocorticoids allowed Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: No prior surgery
Other: No other concurrent investigational drugs
Minimum age
3 Years
Maximum age
21 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
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Study design
Purpose of the study
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N/A
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Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Phase
Phase 1
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Recruitment
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Completed
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Recruitment in Australia
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VIC
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Royal Children's Hospital - Parkville
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3052 - Parkville
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Funding & Sponsors
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Children's Oncology Group
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Ethics approval
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Summary
Brief summary
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so
they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells.
Combining more than one drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vincristine plus etoposide and radiation
therapy in treating children who have newly diagnosed brain stem glioma.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00003935
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Contacts
Principal investigator
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David N. Korones, MD
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James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
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