Memantine for Brain Tumor

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Brain Tumor+1 MoreMemantine - Drug
4 - 18
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test if memantine can help reduce cognitive impairment after radiation therapy in pediatric patients with central nervous system tumors.

Eligible Conditions
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Cancer

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

0 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Up to 2 years

Month 6
Percentage of patients who attempt to take appropriate dose of memantine
Month 12
Change in cognition
Change in neurocognitive function (NCF)
Change in quantitative volumetric brain imaging
Month 6
Change in NCF
Up to 2 years
Disease-freedom from primary tumor
Overall survival

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Side Effects for

Escitalopram and Memantine
8%Diminished Sexual Drive
8%Reduced Salivation
8%Tension/Inner Unrest
8%Concentration Difficulties
6%Orthostatic Dizziness
6%Asthenia/Lassitude/Increased Fatigability
4%Erectile Dysfunction
4%Failing Memory
2%Ejaculatory Dysfunction
2%Micturtion Disturbances
2%Reduced Duration of Sleep
2%Weight Gain
2%Increased Duration of Sleep
2%Increased Dream Activity
2%Accomodation Disturbance
2%Increased Tendancy to Sweating
This histogram enumerates side effects from a completed 2019 Phase 4 trial (NCT01902004) in the Escitalopram and Memantine ARM group. Side effects include: Sleepiness/Sedation with 23%, Headache with 10%, Diminished Sexual Drive with 8%, Reduced Salivation with 8%, Tension/Inner Unrest with 8%.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Prevention (memantine, CogState)
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

20 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Memantine · No Placebo Group · Phase < 1

Prevention (memantine, CogState)Experimental Group · 3 Interventions: Cogstate Assessment Battery, Memantine Hydrochloride, Memantine · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Drug, Drug
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
FDA approved
FDA approved

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 2 years

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,068 Previous Clinical Trials
41,129,282 Total Patients Enrolled
Mayo ClinicLead Sponsor
2,917 Previous Clinical Trials
3,507,133 Total Patients Enrolled
Nadia N LaackPrincipal InvestigatorMayo Clinic
2 Previous Clinical Trials
183 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 4 - 18 · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
BILIRUBIN No greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal, OR No greater than the upper limit of normal if the total bilirubin level is greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal, obtained no earlier than 35 days prior to study entry.
This means that the levels of aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) are both less than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal.
(barrier method) during entire study period and for 4 weeks following the last dose of study medication This is a research study for women who may become pregnant
is associated with a significant risk for subsequent radiation-induced leukoencephalopathy (RIL)
You can use the computer to take the CogState assessment battery.
is 0.7 - 1.5 mg/dL A person's normal serum creatinine levels should be between 0.7 and 1.5 mg/dL.
If you are over 18, you need to provide informed consent