A Pilot Study of Larotrectinib for Newly-Diagnosed High-Grade Glioma With NTRK Fusion

Official Title

A Pilot and Surgical Study of Larotrectinib for Treatment of Children With Newly-Diagnosed High-Grade Glioma With NTRK Fusion


This is a pilot study that will evaluate disease status in children that have been newly diagnosed high-grade glioma with TRK fusion. The evaluation will occur after 2 cycles of the medication (Larotrectinib) have been given.

The study will also evaluate the safety of larotrectinib when given with chemotherapy in your children; as well as the safety larotrectinib when given post-focal radiation therapy.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Disease control rate
  • Incidence of Treatment- Emergent Adverse Events (Safety) of larotrectinib
  • Measurement of Are Under the Curve (AUC) of larotrectinib
  • Dose-response relationship of larotrectinib
Secondary Outcome:
  • Response rate
  • Survival rate
In this pilot study, we will assess the disease control rate (Continued Complete Response-CCR, Complete Response-CR, Partial Response-PR and Stable Disease-SD) as well as survival rate (overall survival- OS and progression free survival- PFS) in children with newly diagnosed HGG with TRK fusion who receive 2 cycles of larotrectinib monotherapy administered orally, twice daily, at 100 mg/m2 continuously on a 28-day cycle schedule. After 2 monotherapy cycles of larotrectinib, patients with CCR or CR will continue to receive larotrectinib maintenance therapy as monotherapy for a total of 12 cycles. Patients ≤ 48 months with PR or SD after 2 cycles of larotrectinib will go on to receive combination therapy with standard backbone chemotherapy (BABYPOG or HIT-SKK). Patients > 48 months of age (or patients ≥ 36 months of age, or patients with DIPG >18 months of age, at the discretion of the local investigator) will receive focal radiation therapy. A surgical cohort study will be explored whereby patients who have had a tumour biopsy/partial resection at their local institution and are planned to subsequently undergo definitive resection will receive 3-5 days (6-10 doses) of larotrectinib pre-surgery.

The study design of this trial requires 15 patients evaluable for disease control and for safety/ toxicity of larotrectinib as monotherapy. The surgical cohort will enroll up to 4 patients and will count towards the total 15 evaluable patients. A minimum of 6 patients will be evaluable for safety toxicity of larotrectinib in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

View this trial on ClinicalTrials.gov

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