- - Patients must be at least 18 years of age.
- - Patients must have confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)
- Maximum postoperative dimension of cavity plus residual contrast enhancing tumor of <
* If a patient is found on the radiation planning scan to have a tumor target larger
than this size, the patient will be removed from the study.
- - Patient must be selected for standard temozolomide chemotherapy to be administered
- - Patient agrees to have 10 week follow-up visit at a participating Johns Hopkins
- - Patient agrees to allow access to or provide clinical, imaging, and laboratory
follow-up information for three years whether or not obtained from Johns Hopkins
3.1.7. Patients must not have received prior radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy
or therapy with biologic agents (including immunotoxins, immunoconjugates, antisense,
peptide receptor antagonists, interferons, interleukins, Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes
(TIL), Lymphokine-Activated Killer Cell (LAK) or gene therapy), or hormonal therapy for
their brain tumor. Glucocorticoid therapy is allowed.
- - Patients must have a Karnofsky performance status 60% or higher (i.e. the patient must
be able to care for himself/herself with occasional help from others).
- - Patients must be able to provide written informed consent.
- - Patients with the potential for pregnancy or impregnating their partner must agree to
follow acceptable birth control methods to avoid conception.
Women of childbearing
potential must have a negative pregnancy test.
- - Patients must be able to undergo MRI scan with gadolinium contrast for treatment
- - Patients may not plan to receive any other approved or investigational agents to treat
their glioblastoma besides temozolomide prior to the evaluation visit 10 weeks after
the initiation of radiotherapy and temozolomide.
- - No prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous
cell skin cancer, cervical carcinoma in situ, or other cancer from which the patient
has been disease free for at least 2 years.
- - Patients with uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing
or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris,
cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit
compliance with study requirements will be excluded.
- - Pregnant and breastfeeding women are excluded.
Women of child-bearing potential who
are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method of birth control to avoid
pregnancy for the entire study period and up to 12 weeks after the study are excluded.
This applies to any woman who has not experienced menarche and who has not undergone
successful surgical sterilization or is not postmenopausal (defined as amenorrhea for
at least 12 consecutive months). Male subjects must also agree to use effective
contraception for the same period as above.