Apatinib in the Treatment of Recurrent Atypical/Malignant Meningioma in Adults

  • End date
    Aug 31, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Beijing Sanbo Brain Hospital
Updated on 24 March 2022
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Apatinib mesylate may be an effective treatment for recurrent atypical/malignant meningioma. This prospective clinical study is now planned to verify the effectiveness and safety of apatinib mesylate in the treatment of relapsed atypical/malignant meningioma.


Vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF is related to the abnormal angiogenesis of meningioma and can also activate other growth factor pathways. Meningiomas are vascular tumors. Studies have shown that the expression of VEGF in atypical meningiomas is twice that of benign meningiomas, and VEGF in anaplastic meningiomas is 10 times that of benign meningiomas. Therefore, anti-angiogenesis therapy may be more effective for higher grade meningiomas. Previous clinical studies have confirmed that anti-angiogenic drugs such as bevacizumab, sunitinib and PTK 787 can slow down tumor growth and prolong progression-free survival for recurrent atypical/malignant meningioma. In summary, apatinib mesylate may be an effective treatment for recurrent atypical/malignant meningioma. This prospective clinical study is now planned to verify the effectiveness and safety of apatinib mesylate in the treatment of relapsed atypical/malignant meningioma.

Condition Recurrent Atypical/Malignant Meningioma
Treatment Apatinib mesylate
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04501705
SponsorBeijing Sanbo Brain Hospital
Last Modified on24 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age ≥18 years old (at the time of enrollment), regardless of gender
The pathological diagnosis of atypical/malignant meningioma was clear after biopsy or surgery
The tumor recurrence is confirmed by MRI, that is, the diameter of the lesion on the enhanced MRI image is ≥1cm, and ≥2 slices (slice interval 5mm) are visible; or after another biopsy or surgery, the pathological diagnosis is atypical/malignant meningioma
Previous surgery and radiotherapy (including conventional radiotherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery treatment) are required. There are no restrictions on whether to receive chemotherapy or the number of times of the above treatments
The time interval from the last radiotherapy is ≥4 weeks
The time interval from the last chemotherapy is ≥4 weeks, and the patients have fully recovered from the acute toxicity of the last treatment
The interval between the last biopsy or surgery is ≥2 weeks
KPS score ≥50 points
If the patient is on glucocorticoid therapy, the hormone dosage has stabilized or decreased for at least 2 weeks before the baseline MRI
The expected survival time is ≥12 weeks
The main organ functions are normal, and there is no serious blood, heart, lung, liver, kidney dysfunction and immune deficiency diseases. The laboratory inspection meets the following requirements
(1) Routine blood examination, which must be met (no blood transfusion within
WBC≥3.0×109/L; NEUT≥1.5×109/L
PLT ≥100×109/L; (2) The biochemical inspection shall meet the following standards
BIL≤1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN); b. ALT and AST≤2.0×ULN; c. Serum Cr≤1.5×ULN or endogenous creatinine clearance ≥50ml/min (Cockcroft-Gault formula); (3) Occult blood in stool (-); (4) Urine routine is normal, or urine protein <(++), or 24-hour urine protein <1.0 g; (5) Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥50%. 12. The coagulation function is normal, without active bleeding and thrombosis
International standardized ratio INR≤1.5×ULN
Partial thromboplastin time APTT≤1.5×ULN
Prothrombin time PT≤1.5ULN. 13. Female patients of childbearing age must undergo a negative pregnancy test (serum or urine) within 7 days before enrollment, and voluntarily use appropriate methods of contraception during the observation period and within 8 weeks after the last administration of apatinib mesylate tablets ; Male patients of childbearing age should agree to use appropriate methods of contraception during the observation period and within 8 weeks after the last administration of apatinib mesylate tablets
Patients need to provide 25-30 pieces of tumor tissue slices after the last biopsy or surgery
The patient has normal swallowing function and can swallow the tablet intact
The patient voluntarily joined the study and signed an informed consent form (ICF)
The patient is expected to have good compliance and be able to follow up the efficacy and adverse reactions as required by the protocol

Exclusion Criteria

Past application of anti-tumor angiogenesis drugs
Patients diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 2 and other tumor syndromes
People who are known to be allergic to any component of apatinib mesylate
Antiepileptic drugs that induce liver enzymes are being used, unless antiepileptic drugs that have been replaced with non-hepatic enzymes are at least 2 weeks away from enrollment
Patients with other malignant tumors, unless they have survived for 5 years and the investigator believes that the risk of recurrence is low or patients with carcinoma in situ
Patients with hypertension who cannot be reduced to the normal range after treatment with antihypertensive drugs (systolic blood pressure ≤ 140 mmHg / diastolic blood pressure ≤ 90 mmHg)
Patients with coronary heart disease ≥2 grade, arrhythmia (including QTc prolongation in men>450 ms, women>470 ms) and cardiac insufficiency
Urine routine test indicates urine protein ≥(++), or 24-hour urine protein ≥1.0g
Abnormal coagulation function (INR>1.5 or prothrombin time (PT)>ULN+4 seconds or APTT>1.5×ULN), have bleeding tendency or are receiving thrombolytic or anticoagulant therapy
There are many factors that affect the absorption of oral drugs, such as uncontrollable nausea and vomiting, chronic diarrhea and intestinal obstruction
There is an infection that is difficult to control
Those who had significant blood coughing up 2 months before enrollment, or had blood volume of 2.5ml or more per day; had clinically significant bleeding symptoms or had clear bleeding tendency within 3 months before enrollment, such as Gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic gastric ulcer, gastrointestinal perforation, stool occult blood++ and above at baseline, intratumoral or intracranial hemorrhage, or vasculitis, etc
Arterial/venous thrombosis events that occurred within 6 months before enrollment, such as cerebrovascular accidents (including temporary ischemic attacks, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral infarction), deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Pregnant or breast-feeding women; fertility patients who are unwilling or unable to take effective contraceptive measures
Other situations that the researcher thinks are not suitable for inclusion
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