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RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs such as motexafin gadolinium may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy.
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the safety of motexafin gadolinium and cranial irradiation, in terms of dose-limiting toxicity and clinically significant adverse events, in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. II. Evaluate the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the survival of patients treated with this regimen. IV. Assess the activities of daily living and neurological status of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive motexafin gadolinium IV over 30 minutes on days 1-5 of weeks 1 and 2, and on days 1, 3, and 5 of weeks 3-6. Patients undergo cranial irradiation on days 1-5 of weeks 1-6. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo a neurological examination and an activities of daily living questionnaire at baseline, week 10, and during follow-up visits. Patients are followed at weeks 10 and 16 and then every 2 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
motexafin gadolinium, radiation therapy
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:41-0400
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