Monthly SOM230C for Recurrent or Progressive Meningioma
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of SOM230C in treating recurrent meningiomas. SOM230C is a newly discovered drug that may stop meningioma cells from growing abnormally. This drug has been used in treatment of other tumors, and information from those other research studies suggests that SOM230C may help to stop the growth of meningiomas.
- To enroll in the study, a sample of the participant's tumor tissue, stored from an earlier study, must be sent to a lab at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center for diagnosis and special testing.
- Prior to starting the study medication, participants will undergo a Octreotide scan. This is a special type of scan used to obtain information about certain tumors.
- Participants will receive the study medication, SOM230C, via an injection into the buttocks every 28 days. Therefore, each treatment cycle lasts 28 days.
- The following tests and procedures will be done prior to the first, second and third treatment cycles, and every three treatment cycles thereafter: Complete physical examination including neurological exam; vital signs; current medication and symptom review; EKG; blood samples and a pregnancy test (for women of child-bearing potential).
- In the middle of the first two cycles (around day 15), participants will visit the research doctor for a complete physical examination including a neurological exam and blood work.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00859040
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A relatively common neoplasm of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that arises from arachnoidal cells. The majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur. Meningiomas have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and SPINAL CANAL. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2056-7)
Spinal Cord Neoplasms
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
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