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Carvedilol With Chemotherapy in Second Line Glioblastoma and Response of Circulating Tumor Cells

NCT03861598

Description:

Subjects will receive standard chemotherapy and Tumor Treated Fields (TTFields) and will also receive Carvedilol for 4 cycles of treatment. Carvedilol will start at 6.25 mg orally twice a day and be increased to 12.5 mg orally twice daily after 1 to 2 weeks if tolerated. Peripheral glioma circulating tumor cells (CTC) and brain MRI with and without contrast will be obtained at baseline, 2 cycles, and 4 cycles to determine the efficacy and direction of change of the CTC using a new assay tool. Preliminary assessment of the tolerability of Carvedilol with standard chemotherapy will also be evaluated.

Related Conditions:
  • Glioblastoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Early Phase 1

Trial Eligibility

Document

Title

  • Brief Title: Carvedilol With Chemotherapy in Second Line Glioblastoma and Response of Circulating Tumor Cells
  • Official Title: A Feasibility Study: Evaluating Carvedilol With Chemotherapy in Second Line Glioblastoma Multiforme and Response of Peripheral Glioma Circulating Tumor Cells

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: WVU010318
  • NCT ID: NCT03861598

Conditions

  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioblastoma

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
CarvedilolCoreg, Coreg CRCohort 1

Purpose

Subjects will receive standard chemotherapy and Tumor Treated Fields (TTFields) and will also receive Carvedilol for 4 cycles of treatment. Carvedilol will start at 6.25 mg orally twice a day and be increased to 12.5 mg orally twice daily after 1 to 2 weeks if tolerated. Peripheral glioma circulating tumor cells (CTC) and brain MRI with and without contrast will be obtained at baseline, 2 cycles, and 4 cycles to determine the efficacy and direction of change of the CTC using a new assay tool. Preliminary assessment of the tolerability of Carvedilol with standard chemotherapy will also be evaluated.

Detailed Description

      This will be a feasibility study to assess the use of a new PCR assay with response to
      standard chemotherapy treatment in the second line setting in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
      The change in direction with the combination of carvedilol with standard of chemotherapy
      based upon brain MRI results will be assessed and associating that with also the change in
      the quantity of tumor cells with a new invented assay device. Six subjects will be enrolled
      in the study who have recurrent GBM and will be receiving second line treatment.

      The subjects will receive standard therapy per the discretion of the treating oncologist.
      Carvedilol will start at 6.25 mg orally twice daily for 1-2 weeks to confirm tolerance. The
      subjects will then receive carvedilol at 12.5 mg orally twice daily as the maximum dose and
      take it continuously for 4 cycles of therapy. At the completion of 4 cycles, patients will
      stop taking carvedilol. If the patients were on previous anti-hypertensive medications, they
      will be instructed to restart those medications if stopped on this trial for carvedilol.

      Peripheral blood samples will be collected at baseline before initiation of treatment, on
      first day of every cycle for four cycles and after the last cycle is completed to obtain
      peripheral glioma circulating tumor levels. Subjects will be re-evaluated for response every
      2 cycles of therapy with brain MRI with and without contrast.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Cohort 1ExperimentalCarvedilol orally with standard chemotherapy starting at 6.25 mg and increasing to 12.5 mg if tolerated after 1-2 weeks for a total of 4 cycles of treatment.
  • Carvedilol

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Grade IV Glioblastoma, receiving chemotherapy with or without TTfields.

          -  Progressive or recurrent disease requiring second line treatment

          -  evidence of progression of disease by brain MRI and are planned to receive
             chemotherapy

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Current use of another beta blocker that cannot be switched to carvedilol at the onset
             of the trial.

          -  Systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg and/or heart rate <60 bpm without hypertensive
             medications

          -  Allergy to beta blockers

          -  Severe or uncontrolled asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Identify the correlation between our new RT-qPCR assay for circulating tumor cells and the change in responses in patients on treatment to MRI results.
Time Frame:Baseline, end of cycle 2, end of cycle 4, approximately 6 months depending on treatment plan
Safety Issue:
Description:Identify the correlation between our new RT-qPCR assay for circulating tumor cells and the change in responses in patients on treatment to MRI results. We will use 1 to indicate progression of disease seen on brain MRI, 2 to indicate stability or no change in imaging, and 3 to indicate response to treatment. The correlation will be assessed by Spearman's Rank Correlation coefficient. We will have six patients on this study which will give us 12 changed measurements.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Evaluate response with the addition of carvedilol to standard chemotherapy in the second line treatment in glioblastoma multiforme
Time Frame:Baseline, end of cycle 2, end of cycle 4, approximately 6 months depending on treatment plan
Safety Issue:
Description:Evaluate response with the addition of carvedilol to standard chemotherapy in the second line treatment in glioblastoma multiforme. Evaluate the correlation between changes in measurements derived from this new assay with changes in a numerical scale based upon brain MRI results. We will use 1 to indicate progression of disease seen on brain MRI, 2 to indicate stability or no change in imaging, and 3 to indicate response to treatment. The correlation will be assessed by Spearman's Rank Correlation coefficient. We will have six patients on this study which will give us 12 changed measurements. We are evaluating the changes of responses in patients on treatment to MRI results and correlate those with our new RT-qPCR assay for circulating tumor cells.
Measure:Evaluate incidents of adverse events during the time subjects are taking carvedilol with chemotherapy
Time Frame:From Baseline to 30 days after stopping carvedilol.
Safety Issue:
Description:Evaluate adverse events during the time subjects are taking carvedilol with chemotherapy

Details

Phase:Early Phase 1
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:West Virginia University

Last Updated

July 31, 2020