Testing the Use of the Immunotherapy Drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Plus Radiation Therapy Compared to the Usual Treatment (Temozolomide and Radiation Therapy) for Newly Diagnosed MGMT Unmethylated Glioblastoma
Study Number: NRG-BN007
This phase II/III trial compares the usual treatment with radiation therapy and temozolomide to radiation therapy plus immunotherapy with ipilimumab and nivolumab in treating patients with newly diagnosed MGMT unmethylated glioblastoma. Radiation therapy uses high energy photons to kill tumor and shrink tumors. Chemotherapy drugs, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving radiation therapy with ipilimumab and nivolumab lengthen the time without brain tumor from returning or growing and extend patients life compared to usual treatment of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Radiation at OSF-Glen Oak, UnityPoint-Methodist, and Western Illinois Cancer Treatment Center (Galesburg)
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