A study to look at the effectiveness of chemotherapy plus bevacizumab compared with chemotherapy alone in children and adolescents with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS) (BERNIE)

A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Standard Chemotherapy in Children and Adolescents With Sarcoma.

  • Cancer
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This trial runs in
  • Amsterdam
  • Barakaldo
  • Barcelona
  • Be'er Sheva
  • Birmingham
  • Bordeaux
  • Bristol
  • Brno-Bohunice
  • Bruxelles
  • Edinburgh
  • Essen
  • Firenze
  • Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Genova
  • Gent
  • Glasgow
  • Haifa
  • Hlavní město Praha
  • Leeds
  • Lille
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Lublin
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Manchester
  • Marseille
  • Milano
  • Moskva
  • Málaga
  • Münster
  • Nantes
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Nottingham
  • Padova
  • Paris
  • Petah Tikva
  • Québec
  • Rennes
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio Grande do Sul
  • Roma
  • Rotterdam
  • Sankt-Peterburg
  • Santiago
  • Sevilla
  • Sutton
  • São Paulo
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Torino
  • Toronto
  • Toulouse
  • Utrecht
  • València
  • Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy
  • Villejuif
  • Warszawa
Trial Identifier:

NCT00643565 2007-005017-19 BO20924

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      Trial Summary

      This open-label two-arm study will assess the safety and efficacy of a combination of bevacizumab + standard chemotherapy with standard chemotherapy alone as active comparator in childhood and adolescent patients with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma or non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma. Patients will be randomized to receive bevacizumab + standard chemotherapy or standard chemotherapy alone. Treatment will consist of 9 x 3-week cycles of induction treatment (standard chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab 7.5 mg/kg iv on day 1 of each cycle) followed by 12 x 4-week cycles of maintenance treatment (standard chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab 5 mg/kg iv on days 1 and 15 of each cycle). The anticipated time on study treatment is 1-2 years.

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 2 Phase
      NCT00643565 , BO20924 , 2007-005017-19 Trial Identifier
      Standard chemotherapy, bevacizumab [Avastin] Treatments
      Sarcoma Condition
      Official Title

      An Open-label, Multi-center, Randomized Study of the Safety and Effect on Event-free Survival of Bevacizumab in Combination With Standard Chemotherapy in Childhood and Adolescent Patients With Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma and Non-rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥6 Months & ≤ 18 Years Age
      No Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria
      • childhood and adolescent patients aged >/=6 months to 18 years of age
      • metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma or non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma
      • adequate bone marrow function
      • adequate renal and liver function
      • adequate blood clotting
      Exclusion Criteria
      • previous malignant tumors
      • tumor invading major blood vessels
      • prior systemic anti-tumor treatment

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