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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of CCI-779 in treating patients who have recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
- Determine the efficacy of CCI-779, in terms of the percentage of patients who are progression-free at 6 months, time to progression, and time to death, in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
- Determine the toxic effects of this drug in these patients.
- Correlate molecular alterations in the tumors of these patients with response to treatment with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to concurrent P450 anticonvulsant use (yes vs no).
Patients receive CCI-779 IV over 30 minutes once weekly for 4 weeks. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 6 months for 5 years and then annually for up to 10 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 63 patients will be accrued for this study within 39 months.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
MBCCOP - Gulf Coast
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:54-0400
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