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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 and combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
- Determine the complete and partial response rate of patients with adult medulloblastoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, or disseminated ependymoma treated with preradiation combination chemotherapy.
- Determine the progression free survival and overall survival of these adult patients treated with combination chemotherapy followed by craniospinal radiation.
- Determine the toxic effects associated with this treatment in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive cisplatin IV over 6 hours, etoposide IV, and vincristine IV over 1-2 minutes on day 1; etoposide IV and cyclophosphamide IV over 1-2 hours on days 2-3; filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously (SC) on days 4-13; and vincristine IV over 1-2 minutes on day 15. Treatment repeats every 42 days for up to 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Within 4-6 weeks after the last chemotherapy course, patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 6 to 7 weeks.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually for 5-10 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 33 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
filgrastim, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, vincristine sulfate, adjuvant therapy, radiation therapy
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:46-0400
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells. PURPOSE: ...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, etoposide, and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining m...
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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells. Colony-sti...
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. Com...
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A semisynthetic derivative of PODOPHYLLOTOXIN that exhibits antitumor activity. Etoposide inhibits DNA synthesis by forming a complex with topoisomerase II and DNA. This complex induces breaks in double stranded DNA and prevents repair by topoisomerase II binding. Accumulated breaks in DNA prevent entry into the mitotic phase of cell division, and lead to cell death. Etoposide acts primarily in the G2 and S phases of the cell cycle.
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