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An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
This trial id was obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, providing information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants with locations in all 50 States and in 196 countries.
Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.
Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Malignant Glioma of Brain, Astrocytoma, Malignant Astrocytoma, Oligodendroglioma, Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma of Brain (Diagnosis), Mixed Oligo-Astrocytoma, Ependymoma, Ganglioglioma, Pylocytic/Pylomyxoid Astrocytoma, Brain Tumor, Glioma, Brain Cancer, Glioblastoma, Glioblastoma Multiforme|
This research study is a Phase I clinical trial, which tests the safety of an investigational drug and also tries to define the appropriate dose of the investigational drug as a possible treatment for this diagnosis. "Investigational" means that the intervention is being studied. The FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has not approved rQNestin34.5v.2 as a treatment for any disease. This is the first time that rQnestin34.5v.2 will be given to humans. The research drug, rQNestin34.5v.2, is an oncolytic viral vector made from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1). The large majority of humans already have regular HSV1 in their nervous system. Normally, this virus can cause cold sores in areas like the lips, fingers and genitals in humans by making copies of itself in normal healthy cells. In some cases, HSV1 can cause severe infection of the brain and liver and/or death. However, scientists have removed or changed parts of the rQNestin virus being used on this study so it can only make copies of itself in glioma cells and not normal healthy cells. If it is effective, the rQNestin34.5v.2 drug will spread to a glioma cell, kill it, and then make a copy of itself and spread again. This should be repeated over and over until all glioma cells are reached. If rQNestin34.5v.2 moves into a normal brain cell, it should not grow and make copies, and therefore should not spread to other normal brain cells. The purpose of this research study is to test if rQnestin34.5v.2 is safe to use in humans, and if it is effective in treating malignant glioma. This study is also looking for the highest dose of rQNestin34.5v.2 that can be given safely to people with malignant brain tumors.
Experimental: Arm A- rQNestin
Arm A is rQNestin34.5v.2 treatment This study follows a standard 3+3 dose escalation design. Participants will not enroll to Arm B until the MTD or HTD has been met for Arm A. Subjects with presumed radiologic evidence of recurrent malignant glioma will undergo stereotactic biopsy under monitored general or local anesthesia. Evidence of recurrent high grade or malignant must be found on frozen section for the person to receive administration of the agent. rQNestin34.5v.2 Indicated dose as per cohort, Intratumor administration during surgery, single dose
Experimental: Arm B- rQNestin+CPA
Arm B is rQNestin34.5v.2 treatment with Cyclophosphamide (CPA) pre-treatment This study follows a standard 3+3 dose escalation design. Participants will not enroll to Arm B until the MTD or HTD has been met for Arm A. Cyclophosphamide one intravenous injection 2 days prior to procedure. Subjects with presumed radiologic evidence of recurrent malignant glioma will undergo stereotactic biopsy under monitored general or local anesthesia. Evidence of recurrent high grade or malignant must be found on frozen section for the person to receive administration of the agent. rQNestin34.5v.2 Indicated dose as per cohort, Intratumor administration during surgery, single dose
Drug: - rQNestin
rQNestin is an oncolytic viral vector. It is administered via intratumoral injection during biopsy surgery.
Drug: - Cyclophosphamide
Cyclophosphamide is an immunomodulating agent. It is administered intravenously in a single dose 2 days (+/- 6 hrs) before surgery.
Procedure: - Stereotactic biopsy
In both arms, subjects will undergo standard of care stereotactic biopsy in the intraoperative MRI operating room. The stereotactic needle will be placed stereotactically into the tumor bed using intraoperative MRI guidance to collect the biopsy, and again to administer the rQNestin oncolytic virus.
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