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Treatment Name: MGH 99-114. A phase II study of systemic topotecan in patients with CNS metastatic carcinoma
Keywords: Topotecan
Phase: Phase 2
Treatment ID#s: VT818         Brain mets
Age Group: Adults Only
Min Karnofsky Score: 60: Requires occasional assistance but is able to care for most of own needs
Conditions: Newly Diagnosed: Y
Recurrent: Y
Prior Surgery is Allowed
Prior Radiation is Allowed
Prior Chemotherapy is Allowed
This is for recurrent CNS brain mets. Patients must have received whole brain radiation therapy prior to entry onto this trial. Patients may not receive concurrent chemotherapy. KPS > or equal to 60. Patients must be on a stable dose of steroids for > or equal to 7 days before starting therapy. No active infections. Must have adequate marrow function.
Last Updated: 11/26/2005
Tumor Types: Metastatic Brain Tumor
Treatment Type: Chemotherapy.
Contact: Mass. General Hospital - Brain Tumor Center
Jean E. Kracher
Executive Director
Suite 315, Cox Building
Boston, MA 02114
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