Last updated on February 2018

Prolonged Exposure to Doxorubicin in Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma


Brief description of study

The standard therapy of glioblastoma (GBM) consists of gross total resection followed by focal irradiation to the tumor bed with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). The association of valproic acid and TMZ during radiotherapy improves survival of GBM. Preclinical studies suggested that doxorubicin had a strong antineoplastic activity against human gliomas. Moreover, some studies showed that the continuous infusion of anthracyclines in patients with solid tumor ensured a better safety profile compared with bolus administration.

Based on these findings, the purpose of this study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of prolonged administration of doxorubicin in combination with radiotherapy, temozolomide and valproic acid in pediatric and adult patients with newly diagnosed GBM and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02758366

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