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Imatinib Mesylate and Hydroxyurea in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Meningioma

2014-08-27 03:43:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as hydroxyurea, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving imatinib mesylate together with hydroxyurea may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving imatinib mesylate together with hydroxyurea works in treating patients with recurrent or progressive meningioma.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- Evaluate the activity of imatinib mesylate and hydroxyurea, as measured by 6-month progression-free survival, in patients with recurrent or progressive meningioma.

Secondary

- Evaluate the time to progression, overall survival, and objective response rate among patients treated with this regimen.

- Assess the safety and tolerability of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate once or twice daily and oral hydroxyurea twice daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

Intervention

hydroxyurea, imatinib mesylate

Location

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham
North Carolina
United States
27710

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:23-0400

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