Phase 2 trial of temozolomide and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in the treatment of patients with glioblastoma multiforme following concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy
Sumitra Ananda, Anna K Nowak, Lawrence Cher, Anthony Dowling, Chris Brown, John Simes, Mark A Rosenthal
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011
Concurrent and post-radiotherapy temozolomide (T) significantly improves survival in patient with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. We aimed to assess the activity of the combination of T and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in this population. A combination of T (days 1-5, 200mg/m(2) orally) and PLD (day 1, 40 mg/m(2) intravenous) was given every 4 weeks for six cycles following chemo-radiotherapy as a post-operative treatment. The primary endpoint was 6-month progression free survival (6PFS). Of the 40 patients who enrolled (53 years median age, 73% male), the 6PFS was 58% (95% confidence interval [CI], 41-72%). The median time to progression was 6.2 months (95% CI, 5.6-8.0 mon..View full abstract
This investigator-initiated trial was supported by an unrestricted grant from Schering-Plough (S-P) and by Cancer Australia (CA). The study was conducted and analysed independently of S-P and CA.