Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00095771

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as arsenic trioxide, work in 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 and may be an effective treatment for patients with glioma. Drugs such as arsenic trioxide may also make the tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. Combining arsenic trioxide with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining arsenic trioxide with radiation therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed gliomas.

Official Title

A Phase I Trial of Arsenic Trioxide in the Treatment of Infiltrating Gliomas of Childhood

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 3 Years to 21 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Paul Graham Fisher, MD
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
Neuro-oncologist, Pediatric neurologist
Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Professor of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Epidemiology and Population Health
Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Radiation oncologist, Neuro-oncologist
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

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CONTACT

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(650) 723-5535