What Amount of Study Drug Reaches your Brain Tumor Before Surgery

What we are studying

One reason that chemotherapy drugs might not work against brain tumors is that the drugs may not be able to get into the brain tumor and slow the growth of cancer cells. The first 18 people enrolled on this study will receive the study drug before surgery for their brain tumor. Researchers would like to see how much of the drug reaches the brain tumor.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 90

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any number of prior therapies is allowed; study subjects must be able to swallow tablets or dispersed tablets in solution

What is involved

  • The first 18 people enrolled on this trial will receive 4 doses of the study drug lapatinib in pill form starting 2 days before surgery to remove their brain tumor



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Jill Weber

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