Vinorelbine for Children With Progressive or Recurrent Low-grade Gliomas

Overview

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether weekly Vinorelbine treatment can shrink or slow the growth of pediatric low-grade gliomas that have either returned or are continuing to grow. Vinorelbine is a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid that has recently generated interest in patients with pediatric low-grade glioma. It has been specifically synthesized to broaden its therapeutic spectrum and decrease the neurotoxicity associated with related agents.

Full Title of Study: “Phase 2 Study of Weekly Vinorelbine in Children With Progressive or Recurrent Low-Grade Gliomas”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: N/A
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 2017

Detailed Description

Different treatments exist for children with progressive or recurrent low-grade glioma. Each has variable efficacy at slowing or reversing growth, and exploration continues into finding better-tolerated, more effective treatments. Vinorelbine has recently generated interest in stabilizing some pediatric low-grade gliomas. It has been fairly well tolerated in both adult and pediatric studies that have examined its use in other tumors. Objective: To test the efficacy of Vinorelbine in children with pediatric low-grade glioma that has returned or continues to grow. In this trial, Vinorelbine will be given intravenously once a week for 6 weeks followed by a 2 week rest (6 of every 8 weeks) for one year. The patients will then be followed for 60 months. Progression free survival is the primary outcome and defined as the none of the following: greater a 20% increase in the sun of the longest diameter of the target lesion, or a measurable increase in a non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions.

Interventions

  • Drug: Vinorelbine
    • IV Vinorelbine (6mg/m2) provided once a week for 6 weeks followed by a 2 week rest (6 of every 8 weeks) for one year. Progression free survival will be monitored for 60 months.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Vinorelbine
    • IV Vinorelbine (6mg/m2) provided once a week for 6 weeks followed by a 2 week rest (6 of every 8 weeks) for one year. Progression free survival will be monitored for 60 months.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Progression-free Survival
    • Time Frame: Assessed throughout the study from the first dose of the study drug to the date of progressive disease, death, or 60m.
    • IV Vinorelbine (6mg/m2) provided once a week for 6 weeks followed by a 2 week rest (6 of every 8 weeks) for one year. Progression free survival will be monitored for 60 months.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age: < 18 years – Tumor: Progressive or recurrent low grade glioma, WHO grade 1 or 2 who have failed at least one form of 'conventional' non-surgical therapy – Histologic confirmation is required with the exception of optic pathway and brain stem gliomas. Patients are not required to have a re-operation at time of recurrence. – Patients with disseminated disease are eligible. – Children with neuro-fibromatosis and optic pathway or brainstem tumors are eligible but must have definitive radiologic or clinical evidence of progression – Patients must have evidence of measureable disease – Performance status: Karnofsky or Lansky performance status of >50% – Organ Function: – Adequate bone marrow function (ANC>1000/mm3, platelet count of >75,000/mm3, and hemoglobin > 8gm/dL) prior to starting therapy. Hemoglobin may be supported by transfusion – Adequate liver function (SGPT/ALT<2.5 times ULN and bilirubin < 1.5 times ULN) prior to starting therapy – Prior therapy: – May have had treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy for any number of relapses prior to enrollment – Patients must have received their last fraction of radiotherapy >12 weeks prior to starting therapy – Previous Vincristine or Vinblastine exposure is allowable. Exclusion Criteria:

  • No other significant medical illness that in the investigators' opinion cannot be adequately controlled with appropriate therapy or would compromise the patient's ability to tolerate this therapy – Any other cancer (except non-melanoma skin cancer), unless in complete remission and off of all therapy for that disease for a minimum of 3 years. – Patients of childbearing potential must not be pregnant or breast-feeding (vinorelbine is a pregnancy category D, no data on excretion in breastmilk) – Patients of childbearing or fathering potential must practice adequate contraception

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: 18 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Eugene Hwang
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor-Investigator: Eugene Hwang, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Oncology – Children’s National Research Institute
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Eugene Hwang, MD, Principal Investigator, Children’s National Research Institute

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