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NCT00636805 : Aloxi for Prevention of Acute and Delayed Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) in Malignant Glioma (MG) Patients Receiving Irinotecan With Bevacizumab
PhasePhase 2
AgesMin: 18 Years Max: N/A
Inclusion Criteria:

In order to be included in the study, patients must meet all of the following criteria:

- Patients must have histologically confirmed diagnosis of primary malignant glioma
(glioblastoma multiforme, gliosarcoma or anaplastic astrocytoma, or anaplastic
oligodendroglioma) who are either chemotherapy naïve or non-naïve and scheduled to
receive Irinotecan/Bevacizumab chemotherapy.

- Patients with recurrent disease whose diagnostic pathology confirmed malignant glioma
(glioblastoma multiforme, gliosarcoma or anaplastic astrocytoma, or anaplastic
oligodendroglioma) will not need re-biopsy.

- Age > or = 18 years.

- Patient is scheduled to receive Irinotecan/Bevacizumab chemotherapy every 2 weeks for
one complete 6-week cycle.

- An interval of at least 6 weeks between prior surgical resection and study

- An interval of at least 4 weeks between prior radiotherapy and enrollment on this
protocol unless there is unequivocal evidence of tumor progression after radiotherapy
or chemotherapy.

- The lab values following the prior chemotherapy must return within normal limits
prior to study enrollment.

- Karnofsky > 60%.

- Hematocrit > 29%, ANC > 1,500 cells/*l, platelets > 125,000 cells/*l.

- Serum creatinine < 1.5 mg/dl, serum SGOT and bilirubin < 1.5 times upper limit of

- Patients on corticosteroids must be on a stable dose for 1 week prior to entry, and
the dose should not be escalated over entry dose level, if clinically possible.

- Signed consent form approved by the Institutional Review Board prior to patient

- No evidence of hemorrhage on the baseline MRI or CT scan.

- If sexually active, patients will take contraceptive measures for the duration of the

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients are excluded from this study if they meet any of the following criteria:

- Inability or unwillingness to understand or cooperate with study procedures.

- Received any intravenous drug with potential anti-emetic effect within 24 hours prior
to the start of study-designated chemotherapeutic agent or be scheduled to receive
any drug of this type (with the exception of administration of the
palonosetron/dexamethasone infusion solution) at any time during the trial, including
the following:

- 5 HT3 receptor antagonists;

- Dopamine receptor antagonists (metoclopramide);

- Phenothiazine anti-emetics (prochlorperazine, thiethylperazine and perphenazine);

- Diphenhydramine, scopolamine, chlorpheniramine maleate, trimethobenzamide.
Diphenhydramine will be allowed if given for prophylactic treatment of
hypersensitivity reactions associated with the administration of taxanes;

- Haloperidol, droperidol, tetrahydrocannabinol, or nabilone; and

- Any systemic corticosteroid (hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisone). Topical
or inhaled preparations are allowed;

- Previous participation in any clinical trial involving palonosetron (RS-25259 of

- Any vomiting, retching or NCI Common Toxicity Criteria version 3.0 grade 2-4 nausea
(see Appendix 8.6) in the 24 hours preceding chemotherapy.

- Ongoing vomiting from any organic etiology.

- Will receive radiotherapy of upper abdomen or cranium within one week prior to or
during the study.

- Received palonosetron within 14 days prior to study enrollment (AloxiTM).

- Evidence of CNS hemorrhage on baseline MRI on CT scan.

- Co -medication that may interfere with study results; e.g. immuno-suppressive agents
other than corticosteroids.

- Prophylactic medication for the prevention of nausea and vomiting 24 hours prior to
the start of chemotherapy through 120 hours after the initiation of chemotherapy on
Study Day 1 (Study Day 6) is prohibited, with the exception of the study drug.
Corticosteroids will be allowed for treatment of cerebral swelling. Diphenhydramine
will be allowed only if given for prophylactic treatment of hypersensitivity
reactions associated with the administration of taxanes, as per the package insert
for these agents. Rescue medication for treatment of nausea and vomiting is permitted
after chemotherapy at the discretion of the investigator. The agent, dose, and time
of administration will be recorded in the patient diary.
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