Conquering Diseases

Study Of Use Of Tumor Genetic Testing To Guide Treatment For Meningioma


Seeking men and women whose meningioma (cancer of the brain covering) has gotten bigger or grew back after treatment for a study of whether cancer drugs targeting tumors based on their genetics is better, the same, or worse than the standard treatment for meningiomas.


Participants in this study will be placed on one of four different experimental drug therapies selected based on genetic testing of their tumor. The experimental drugs have been approved for use in different types of cancer but not for meningiomas.

What we're hoping for

We are studying whether use experimental drugs targeting specific tumor genetics but approved for other types of cancers are safe and effective in shrinking tumors for people with meningiomas that have grown bigger or grew back after treatment.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT02523014

 Principal Investigator

David  Cachia, MD

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

The Cancer  Research Office



UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655