A Prospective, Multi-center Trial of NovoTTF-100A Together With Temozolomide Compared to Temozolomide Alone in Patients with Newly Diagnosed GBM

Study ID
STU 072012-094

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

  • Clements University Hospital
  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital
  • UT Southwestern Moncrieff Cancer Center
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System

Patrick Brooks

Principal Investigator
Robert Timmerman, M.D.


a prospective, randomly controlled pivotal study will be conducted on 700 patients (randomized at a 2:1 ratio in favor of the novoTTF-100a group). Patients with histologically confirmed GBM will be randomized after having completed RT/TMZ to either maintenance TMZ and novoTTF for up to 24 months (experimental arm), or maintenance TMZ chemotherapy alone (control). The primary endpoint will be progression free survival (PFS), overall survival is clinically an equally important secondary endpoint. The sample size was chosen based on the log-rank test comparing time to event (i.e., progression or death prior to progression) assuming patients treated with the novoTTF-100a together with maintenance TMZ will have a median PFS significantly greater than controls (9 months compared to 7 months, hazard ratio [Less Than] 0.78), respectively; with an overall 5% 2-sided type i error and 80% power). This sample size also has adequate power (80%) to detect a minimum of 4.5 month increase in median overall survival (hazard ratio [Less Than] 0.76) in novoTTF-100a treated patients compared with control patients (expected control group median oS [?] 14.6 months, Stupp et al, neJM 2005).

Participant Eligibility

a. Pathological evidence of GBM using WHO classification criteria.
b. > 18 years of age.
c. Received maximal debulking surgery and radiotherapy concomitant with Temozolomide (45-70Gy):
1. Patients may enroll in the study if received Gliadel wafers before entering the trial
2. Any additional treatments received prior to enrollment will be considered an exclusion.
3. Minimal dose for concomitant radiotherapy is 45 Gy
d. Karnofsky scale >= 70
e. Life expectancy at least 3 months
f. Participants of childbearing age must use effective contraception.
g. All patients must sign written informed consent.
h. Treatment start date at least 4 weeks out from surgery.
i. Treatment start date at least 4 weeks out but not more than 7 weeks from the later of last dose of concomitant Temozolomide or radiotherapy