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Chemotherapy Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Adults With Supratentorial Glioma

2014-08-27 03:58:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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 radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine followed by radiation therapy in treating adults who have supratentorial glioma.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the response rate of patients with newly diagnosed supratentorial low-grade glioma following neoadjuvant chemotherapy with PCV (procarbazine/lomustine/vincristine). II. Describe the toxicity of PCV. III. Determine the incidence of disease progression in these patients during PCV treatment.

OUTLINE: The following acronyms are used: CCNU Lomustine, NSC-79037 PCB Procarbazine, NSC-77213 PCV PCB/CCNU/VCR VCR Vincristine, NSC-67574 3-Drug Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Radiotherapy. PCV; followed by external-beam cranial irradiation using at least 6 MV photons.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue a maximum of 61 patients within 5 years.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

Intervention

lomustine, procarbazine hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, low-LET photon therapy

Location

CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale
Arizona
United States
85259-5404

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:59-0400

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