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Carmustine Implants in Treating Patients With Brain Metastases


The Treatment of One or Two Supratentorial Brain Metastases With Surgical Resection and BCNU-Polymer Wafers


Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving the drugs in different ways may kill more tumor cells.


Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of implanted carmustine wafers in treating patients who have brain metastases and who are undergoing surgery to remove the tumor.

Study Status: Completed


Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Cancer
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant
Procedure: conventional surgery
Phase 2

Verified by New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy July, 2003

Sponsored by: New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy
Information provided by: National Cancer Institute (NCI) identifier: NCT00003878

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Alessandro Olivi, MD., Study Chair

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