Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT) in Treatment of Brain Metastases
Brain Metastases - Generalized Malignancy, Primary - Brain Lesions
Conditions: official terms
Brain Neoplasms - Neoplasm Metastasis - Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Brain, Advanced solid tumors, Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT), Brain lesions, Primary solid malignancy
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: TPI 287 Type: Drug
Name: Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT) Type: Procedure
Overall Status
The main purpose of this study is to see whether addition of TPI 287 to FSRT is safe and tolerable. Researchers also want to find out if adding TPI 287 to FSRT can help with better controlling the growth of brain lesions in people with brain metastases from their cancer.
Detailed Description
Standard of care for treatment of patients with brain metastases, which are considered not surgically removable, is radiation therapy to the brain lesions. This treatment is called Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT) and is given without chemotherapy and usually over 5 days.

Researchers of this study want to find out if adding an investigational drug, called TPI 287, to standard radiation therapy (FSRT) can help people with brain metastases from cancer. TPI 287 is a drug that is being tested and is not approved for sale in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Must have histologically or cytologically confirmed non-central nervous system primary solid malignancy.

- Must have pathologically or radiologically confirmed metastatic disease in the brain.

- Potential participants with up to 3 brain metastases (symptomatic and non-symptomatic) can be treated on this study. Maximum diameter of each brain lesion should be ≤ 5 cm. Maximum tumor volume ≤ 120 cc.

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤2 (Karnofsky ≥60%).

- Life expectancy of greater than 12 weeks.

- Patients requiring treatment with corticosteroids are eligible.

- Treatment with non-enzyme inducing anti-seizure medications is allowed.

- Must have normal organ and marrow function.

- Systemic chemotherapy washout period ≥ 7 days. For investigational dugs and monoclonal antibodies washout period ≥ 5x drug half-life. There are no limitations on number of prior treatment regimens.

- Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately. Men treated or enrolled on this protocol must also agree to use adequate contraception prior to the study, for the duration of study participation, and 4 months after completion of TPI 287 administration.

- Prior brain surgery or radiation is allowed as long as the metastatic lesion(s) to be targeted in this study has not previously been treated with radiation.

- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who have had chemotherapy within 1 week (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) or investigational therapies/monoclonal antibodies within 5 half-life of investigational compound or those who have adverse events which are greater than grade 1 and are due to agents administered more than 1 week earlier. Bisphosphonates, endocrine therapy, and trastuzumab are permitted without restriction.

- Are receiving any other investigational agents.

- Previous treatment of the target lesions with radiation therapy.

- Have previously been treated with whole brain radiation.

- History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to TPI 287.

- Have brain metastases secondary to germ cell tumor or lymphoma malignancy.

- Women who are pregnant or nursing (lactating).

- Known contraindication to enhanced MRI and CT scan.

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, uncontrolled seizure activity or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Jennifer Cooksey - 813-745-4740 -
Start Date
October 2014
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
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