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RATIONALE: GDC-0449 may be effective in treating patients with glioblastoma multiforme.
- Determine the 6-month progression-free survival, measured from the start of post-operative treatment with Hedgehog antagonist GDC-0449, of patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
- Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the overall survival of these patients.
- Determine the tumor response (complete and partial) in these patients.
- Determine the in vivo drug effect on recurrent GBM and the in vivo drug effect on CD133+ glioma-derived neurospheres.
- Determine sonic Hedgehog pathway activation in primary vs recurrent GBM.
- Correlate clinical outcome (6-month progression-free survival) with the above biologic correlates.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive oral Hedgehog antagonist GDC-0449 once daily for 7 days before surgery.
- Arm II: Patients do not receive treatment before surgery. Beginning within 28 days after surgical resection, all patients receive oral Hedgehog antagonist GDC-0449 once daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Fresh and paraffin-embedded tissue samples are collected for correlative laboratory studies.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 2 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Hedgehog antagonist GDC-0449, therapeutic conventional surgery
Not yet recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:43-0400
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