A Study of Avastin® (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Temozolomide and Radiotherapy in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIITreatmentClosed18 and overPharmaceutical / IndustryBO21990
2008-006146-26, NCT00943826

Trial Description


This 2 arm study investigated the efficacy and safety of the addition of bevacizumab (Avastin®) to the current standard of care (multimodality therapy of concurrent radiotherapy plus temozolomide followed by adjuvant temozolomide) as compared to the current standard of care alone. Patients were randomly assigned to either the Avastin® (10 mg/kg iv q2w) or the placebo arm, in combination with radiation therapy (total dose 60 Gy, administered as 2 Gy fractions, 5 days/week)plus temozolomide (75 mg/m2 po daily) for 6 weeks. After a 4 week treatment break, patients continued to receive Avastin® (10 mg/kg iv q2w) or placebo, plus temozolomide (150-200 mg/m2 po daily on days 1-5 of each 4 week cycle) for 6 cycles of maintenance treatment. Following the maintenance phase, Avastin® (15 mg/kg iv q3w) or placebo monotherapy was continued. The anticipated time on study treatment was until disease progression/unacceptable toxicity.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
  • newly diagnosed glioblastoma;
  • World Health Organization (WHO) performance status <=2;
  • stable or decreasing corticosteroid dose within 5 days prior to randomization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • evidence of recent hemorrhage or postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain;
  • any prior chemotherapy or immunotherapy for glioblastomas and low grade astrocytomas;
  • any prior radiotherapy to brain;
  • clinically significant cardiovascular disease;
  • history of >=grade 2 hemoptysis within 1 month prior to randomization;
  • previous centralized screening for Methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) status for enrollment into a clinical trial.

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

F. Hoffmann - La Roche, Limited

    Clinical Trials, Study Director

    Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
    NLM Identifier NCT00943826
    ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on May 19, 2015

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