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Neuro-Oncology Advances


BACKGROUND: Recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) has limited treatment options. This phase 1 protocol was designed to study the safety and preliminary efficacy of TPI 287, a central nervous system penetrant microtubule stabilizer, in combination with bevacizumab (BEV) for the treatment of rGBM.

METHODS: GBM patients with up to 2 prior relapses without prior exposure to anti-angiogenic therapy were eligible. A standard 3 + 3 design was utilized to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of TPI 287. Cohorts received TPI 287 at 140-220 mg/m

RESULTS: Twenty-four patients were enrolled at 6 centers. Treatment was generally well tolerated. Fatigue, myelosuppression, and peripheral neuropathy were the most common treatment emergent adverse events. Dose-limiting toxicity was not observed, thus the MTD was not determined. Twenty-three patients were evaluable for median and 6-month progression-free survival, which were 5.5 months (mo) and 40%, respectively. Median and 12-month overall survival were 13.4 mo and 64%, respectively. The optimal phase 2 dose was determined to be 200 mg/m

CONCLUSIONS: TPI 287 can be safely combined with BEV for the treatment of rGBM and preliminary efficacy supports further investigation of this combination.


bevacizumab, clinical trial, glioblastoma, phase 1, taxane



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