N2007-02:Bevacizumab,Cyclophosphamide,& Zoledronic Acid in Patients W/ Recurrent or Refractory High-Risk Neuroblastoma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium
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First received: April 18, 2009
Last updated: April 3, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Zoledronic acid may stop the growth of tumor cells in bone. Giving bevacizumab together with cyclophosphamide and zoledronic acid may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects of giving bevacizumab together with cyclophosphamide and zoledronic acid in treating patients with recurrent or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Bevacizumab
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: zoledronic acid
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Bevacizumab With Bolus and Metronomic Cyclophosphamide and Zoledronic Acid in Children With Recurrent or Refractory Neuroblastoma

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Further study details as provided by New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determination of toxicities and feasibility of the combination of bolus plus metronomic cyclophosphamide and zoledronic acid with and without bevacizumab when given to children with refractory or recurrent high risk neuroblastoma. [ Time Frame: Study entry, day 14 of course 1, prior to course 2, day 14 of course 2. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Any dose limiting toxicity (DLT) as defined in section 9.2 of protocol.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of response within the confines of a phase I study. [ Time Frame: Before study treatment, prior to courses 3 and 6 and then after every 3rd subsequent course. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Eligible patients are assessed for response after receiving 2 courses OR if they terminate treatment for reasons of toxicity OR if they progress prior to completion of 2 courses of therapy.

  • Analysis of Circulating Endothelial Cells, Circulating Factors, Gene expression and Bone Metabolism Studies. [ Time Frame: Will be measured a total of 4 times, prior to start of course and then at day 14 of courses 1 and 2 only. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Biologic studies will be done to analyse circulating endothelial cells(CEC), circulating precursor cells (CEP)and assessment of markers of bone metabolism.

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Bevacizumab
    Every course will be 28 days. Bevacizumab 10 mg/kg/dose , will be administered intravenously every 14 days beginning on day 0 of the second course.
    Other Names:
    • Avastin
    • BV
    Drug: cyclophosphamide
    Cyclophosphamide will be administered as an intravenous (IV) bolus according to the protocol assigned dose level followed by daily oral dosing (25mg/m2/day) without interruption (unless toxicity supervenes).
    Other Names:
    • Cytoxan
    • CTX
    Drug: zoledronic acid
    Administered on day 0 of course 1 and day 1 of course 2 and all subsequent courses in a dose of 4mg/m2 (max 4 mg per dose). On days when zoledronic acid (ZA) and cyclophosphamide (CTX) are given together, CTX should be given first.
    Other Names:
    • Zometa
    • ZA
Detailed Description:



  • To determine the toxicities and feasibility of bolus and metronomic cyclophosphamide when given in combination with zoledronic acid with and without bevacizumab in patients with recurrent or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma.


  • To preliminarily evaluate the antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients within the confines of a pilot study.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour and zoledronic acid IV over 15 minutes on day 0 and oral cyclophosphamide once daily on days 1-27 in course 1. In course 2 and all subsequent courses, patients receive bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on days 0 and 14, cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour and zoledronic acid IV over 15 minutes on day 1, and oral cyclophosphamide once daily on days 0 and 2-27. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 2 years* in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

NOTE: *Patients may receive up to 13 doses of zoledronic acid.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be no more 30 years of age when enrolled on study.
  • Patients must have relapsed neuroblastoma, refractory neuroblastoma that had less than a partial response to standard treatment or persistent neuroblastoma that had at least a partial response to standard treatment.
  • Patients who have at least a partial response to standard treatment who still have neuroblastoma that can be seen on CT/MRI or MIBG scans must have a surgical biopsy done of the tumor to confirm that it is neuroblastoma. Patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma do not need to have a biopsy done to enter on study.
  • Patients must have adequate heart, kidney, liver blood clotting and bone marrow function. Patients who have bone marrow disease must meet the bone marrow function criteria to enter the study.
  • Patients must have recovered from all prior chemotherapy and surgical procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • They are known to be sensitive to Bevacizumab.
  • They have a history of very high blood pressure which required intensive intervention
  • They are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Neuroblastoma is present in the brain on a CT or MRI scan done at study entry. Patients with neuroblastoma found in the bones of the skull are eligible if there is no tumor mass associated with them pressing on the brain.
  • They have a history non healing wounds
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00885326

Contact: Julia Glade-Bender, MD (212) 305-3379 jg589@columbia.edu

United States, California
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90027-0700
Contact: Araz Marachelian, MD    323-361-5687    amarachelian@chla.usc.edu   
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center Recruiting
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Contact: Clare Twist, MD    650-723-5535      
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Contact: Katherine K. Matthay, MD    415-476-3831    matthayk@peds.ucsf.edu   
United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Howard Katzenstein, MD    404-727-4451    Howard.katzenstein@choa.org   
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Susan L. Cohn, MD    773-702-2571    scohn@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu   
United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Suzanne Shusterman, MD    617-632-4901    suzanne_shusterman@dfci.harvard.edu   
United States, Michigan
C.S Mott Children's Hospital Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Gregory Yanik, MD    734-936-8785    gyanik@umich.edu   
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Susan Kreissman, MD    919-684-3401      
Contact: Michael Armstrong, MD    919-668-9055      
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
Contact: Brian Weiss, MD    513-636-9863    brian.weiss@chmcc.org   
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4318
Contact: Yael Mosse, MD    215-590-0965    mosse@chop.edu   
United States, Texas
Cook Children's Medical Center - Fort Worth Recruiting
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
Contact: Meaghan Granger, MD    682-885-2580    mgranger@cookchildrens.org   
Texas Children's Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-2399
Contact: Peter Zage, MD    832-822-4586    sblaney@txccc.org   
United States, Washington
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center - Seattle Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Contact: Julie R. Park, MD    206-987-2106    Julie.park@seattlechildrens.org   
Canada, Ontario
Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Sylvain Baruchel, MD    416-813-7795      
Canada, Quebec
CHU Sainte Justine Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5
Contact: Pierre Teira, MD    514-345-4870    pierre.teira.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium
Principal Investigator: Julia L. Glade-Bender, MD Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Responsible Party: New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00885326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000638257, P01CA081403, NANT2007-02
Study First Received: April 18, 2009
Last Updated: April 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium:
recurrent neuroblastoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Zoledronic acid
Alkylating Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antirheumatic Agents
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014