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Registration number
NCT00002875
Ethics application status
Date submitted
1/11/1999
Date registered
24/05/2004
Date last updated
1/08/2014

Titles & IDs
Public title
Radiation Therapy Plus Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Medulloblastoma
Scientific title
Phase III Prospective Randomized Study of Craniospinal RT Followed by One of Two Adjuvant Chemotherapy Regimens (CCNU, CDDP, VCR OR CPM, CDDP, VCR) for Newly-Diagnosed Average Risk MedulloblastomaMEDULLOBLASTOMA
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CCG-A9961
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A9961
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
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Central Nervous System Tumors 0 0
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Neuroendocrine tumour (NET)
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Brain
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Children's - Brain

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Other interventions - filgrastim
Treatment: Drugs - cisplatin
Treatment: Drugs - cyclophosphamide
Treatment: Drugs - lomustine
Treatment: Drugs - mesna
Treatment: Drugs - vincristine sulfate
Treatment: Other - low-LET electron therapy
Treatment: Other - low-LET photon therapy

Experimental: Regimen A - Following surgery, craniospinal irradiation followed by a boost to the primary tumor. Beginning within 1 week after initiation of radiotherapy, patients receive vincristine sulfate weekly for 8 doses. Beginning 6 weeks after the completion of radiotherapy, patients receive adjuvant lomustine/vincristine sulfate/cisplatin every 6 weeks for a total of 8 courses.

Experimental: Regimen B - Following surgery, craniospinal irradiation plus vincristine sulfate, followed by adjuvant cyclophosphamide/vincristine sulfate/cisplatin every 6 weeks for a total of 8 courses.


Other interventions: filgrastim


Treatment: Drugs: cisplatin


Treatment: Drugs: cyclophosphamide


Treatment: Drugs: lomustine


Treatment: Drugs: mesna


Treatment: Drugs: vincristine sulfate


Treatment: Other: low-LET electron therapy


Treatment: Other: low-LET photon therapy


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Treatment: Drugs
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Treatment: Other
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Outcomes
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Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Pathologically confirmed posterior fossa medulloblastoma (CCG
diagnosis code 2041) Localized disease required, i.e.: No more than 1.5 square centimeters
of residual tumor on postoperative contrast-enhanced CT or MRI (preferably within 72 hours
but no more than 14 days after surgery) No evidence of metastatic disease on pre- and
postoperative MRI of spine (with dye enhancement) and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
cytology within 3 days prior to surgery Cytologic analysis of ventricular CSF allowed only
if medical contraindication to lumbar puncture and with approval of study chairperson Brain
stem involvement eligible

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 3 to 21 at diagnosis Performance status: Not specified
Hematopoietic: ANC greater than 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3
Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL ALT less than 1.5
times normal Renal: Nuclear glomerular filtration rate or creatinine clearance greater than
70 mL/min per 1.73 square meters

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy (other than
corticosteroids) No more than 31 days since definitive surgery
Minimum age
3 Years
Maximum age
22 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
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Randomised controlled trial
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Blinded (masking used)
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Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
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Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
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Recruitment in Australia
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WA
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Princess Margaret Hospital for Children - Perth
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6001 - Perth
Recruitment outside Australia
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San Juan
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Switzerland
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Geneva

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
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Children's Oncology Group
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Government body
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Other
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Pediatric Oncology Group
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Ethics approval
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Summary
Brief summary
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs used in
chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or
die. Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet
known which chemotherapy regimen is more effective when combined with radiation therapy for
treating medulloblastoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare two combination chemotherapy treatments plus
radiation therapy in treating children with newly diagnosed medulloblastoma.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00002875
Trial related presentations / publications
Turgut M. Cerebellar mutism. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Mar;1(3):262. doi: 10.3171/PED/2008/1/3/262.
Robertson PL, Muraszko KM, Holmes EJ, Sposto R, Packer RJ, Gajjar A, Dias MS, Allen JC; Children's Oncology Group. Incidence and severity of postoperative cerebellar mutism syndrome in children with medulloblastoma: a prospective study by the Children's Oncology Group. J Neurosurg. 2006 Dec;105(6 Suppl):444-51.
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Contacts
Principal investigator
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Roger J. Packer, MD
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Children's Research Institute
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