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J Clin Oncol. 2005 Oct 20;23(30):7646-53.

Phase I study of O6-benzylguanine and temozolomide administered daily for 5 days to pediatric patients with solid tumors.

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National Cancer Institute Neuro-Oncology Branch, Building 82, Room 219, 9030 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20892-8200, USA.



This pediatric phase I trial of O6-benzylguanine (O6BG) and temozolomide (TMZ) on a daily schedule for 5 days, every 28 days was performed to determine the maximum-tolerated dose of TMZ when given with a biologically active dose of O6BG and to define the toxicity profile of the combination in children with solid tumors.


Patients < or = 21 years old with refractory solid tumors were eligible. O6BG was administered intravenously over 60 minutes daily for 5 days. TMZ was administered orally 30 minutes after completion of each O6BG infusion. Starting doses of O6BG and TMZ were 60 mg/m2/d and 28 mg/m2/d, respectively. O6BG was escalated to 90 and 120 mg/m2/d; TMZ was subsequently escalated to 40, 55, 75, and 100 mg/m2/d. Cycles were repeated every 28 days.


Forty-one patients were enrolled; 32 patients were assessable for toxicity. The combination of O6BG and TMZ was tolerable at TMZ doses less than half of the conventional dose of 200 mg/m2/d. Myelosuppression occurred sporadically at all dose levels and was the dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) at 100 mg/m2/d of TMZ combined with 120 mg/m2/d O6BG. Nonhematologic toxicities were generally mild. Evidence of antitumor activity was observed at 120 mg/m2/d O6BG combined with TMZ doses of 55 mg/m2/d and above.


The recommended doses of O6BG administered with TMZ on a 5-day schedule in children are 120 mg/m2/d of O6BG and 75 mg/m2/d of TMZ. Evidence of activity was observed at these doses. Myelosuppression was the DLT.

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