CC-8490 in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory High-Grade Gliomas

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase ITreatmentCompleted18 and overNCICDR0000343702
NCI-04-C-0035, NCT00074243

Trial Description


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as CC-8490, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of CC-8490 in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory high-grade gliomas.

Further Study Information



  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of CC-8490 in patients with recurrent or refractory high-grade gliomas.
  • Determine, preliminarily, the toxic effects of this drug in these patients.
  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug in these patients.


  • Determine, preliminarily, the potential anti-glioma activity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive oral CC-8490 once daily on days 1 and 3-28 (course 1 only). Beginning with course 2 and for all subsequent courses, patients receive oral CC-8490 once daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of CC-8490 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, a total of 10 patients are treated at that dose.

Patients are followed within 2 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 34 patients will be accrued for this study.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Histologically confirmed supratentorial malignant glioma, including any of the following:
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic oligodendroglioma
  • Anaplastic mixed oligoastrocytoma
  • Malignant glioma/astrocytoma not otherwise specified OR
  • Clinical and radiographic diagnosis of progressive low-grade glioma
  • Radiographically diagnosed infiltrating brain stem gliomas not amenable to biopsy allowed
  • Recurrent or progressive disease as determined by 1 of the following:
  • CT scan or MRI within the past 21 days
  • Biopsy within the past 12 weeks
  • Failed prior radiotherapy



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy

  • More than 8 weeks


  • Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent)
  • Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL (transfusion allowed)


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • AST and ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal
  • No significant active hepatic disease that would preclude study participation


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min
  • No significant active renal disease that would preclude study participation


  • No significant active cardiac disease that would preclude study participation


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study participation
  • No other malignancy within the past 3 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No significant active psychiatric disease that would preclude study participation
  • No other condition or laboratory abnormality that would preclude study participation
  • Able to swallow capsules whole


Biologic therapy

  • At least 2 weeks since prior interferon
  • No concurrent immunotherapy


  • At least 2 weeks since prior vincristine
  • At least 3 weeks since prior procarbazine
  • At least 4 weeks since prior temozolomide or carboplatin
  • At least 6 weeks since prior nitrosoureas
  • No other concurrent anticancer chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • At least 2 weeks since prior tamoxifen
  • Concurrent steroids allowed provided dose has been stable for at least 5 days prior to study enrollment


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • At least 2 weeks since prior resection of a recurrent or progressive tumor


  • At least 2 weeks since other prior non-cytotoxic therapy
  • At least 4 weeks since other prior cytotoxic therapies
  • More than 28 days since prior experimental study drugs
  • No other concurrent investigational agents

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

National Cancer Institute

    Howard A. Fine, Principal Investigator

    Link to the current record.
    NLM Identifier NCT00074243 processed this data on May 04, 2015

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