Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:
- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.
- Jacksonville, Florida: 18-011454
- Rochester, Minnesota: 18-011454
- Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 18-011454
NCT ID: NCT03528642
Sponsor Protocol Number: NCI-2018-00876
About this study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the side effects and best dose of CB-839 hydrochloride (CB-839) in combination with radiation therapy and temozolomide in treating participants with IDH-mutated diffuse or anaplastic astrocytoma. CB-839 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or stopping them from spreading. Giving CB-839 with radiation therapy and temozolomide may work better in treating participants with IDH-mutated diffuse astrocytoma or anaplastic astrocytoma.