Lenalidomide and Monoclonal Antibody With or Without Isotretinoin in Treating Younger Patients With Refractory or Recurrent Neuroblastoma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: October 18, 2012
Last updated: July 18, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of lenalidomide when given together with monoclonal antibody with or without isotretinoin in treating younger patients with refractory or recurrent neuroblastoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as lenalidomide and isotretinoin, work in different wants to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as monoclonal antibody Ch14.18, 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. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) together with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more tumor cells.

Condition Intervention Phase
Disseminated Neuroblastoma
Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma
Recurrent Neuroblastoma
Regional Neuroblastoma
Stage 4S Neuroblastoma
Drug: lenalidomide
Biological: dinutuximab
Drug: isotretinoin
Other: pharmacological study
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Lenalidomide and Anti-GD2 Mab Ch14.18 +/- Isotretinoin in Patients With Refractory/Recurrent Neuroblastoma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • MTD defined as the highest dose level tested at which 0/6 or 1/6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) graded using the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) criteria, version 4.0 [ Time Frame: 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    All toxicities observed will be summarized in terms of type (organ affected or laboratory determination), severity (by NCI CTCAE), and attribution. Tables will be created to summarize theses toxicities and side effects by dose level and by course as well as with Kaplan-Meier plots (i.e. time to first delay or dose reduction) in order to assess the tolerability of the regime over multiple courses.

  • Recommended phase II dose [ Time Frame: 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: From start of lenalidomide until death for any reason or date that patient was last known to be alive if the patient is still alive, assessed up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be summarized with Kaplan-Meier plots.

  • Event-free survival [ Time Frame: From the start of treatment with lenalidomide until progression, clinical deterioration mandating that the patient terminate treatment or death due to any cause, assessed up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be summarized with Kaplan-Meier plots.

  • Changes in the levels of T cells, NK cells, monocytes, cytokines, and chemokines [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    These levels and the changes relative to baseline will be summarized by dose level by simple summary statistics: means (possibly after transformation) or medians, ranges, and standard deviations (if numbers and distribution permit). Scatter plots will be used to explore possible associations between the dose and day and toxicity experienced (as reflected in the maximum grade of toxicity experienced, infections or platelet recovery).

  • Changes in levels of HACA (or other genotype) and tumor response [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pharmacokinetic determinations of lenalidomide [ Time Frame: Baseline, at 69 and 90 minutes, at 2, 6, 24 hours and days 7 and 22 after last dose of lenalidomide in course 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    These will be summarized by dose level with simple summary statistics: means (possibly after transformation) or medians, ranges, and standard deviations (if numbers and distribution permit). Scatterplots will be used to explore possible associations between the dose and estimates of the pharmacokinetic parameters, and between the pharmacokinetic determinations and toxicity experienced (as reflected in the maximum grade of toxicity experienced or in clinical measurements).

  • Changes in TLDA scores [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Standard descriptive summaries as well as scatterplots will be used.

  • Overall response [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (lenalidomide, monoclonal antibody, isotretinoin)
Patients receive lenalidomide PO QD on days 1-21, monoclonal antibody Ch14.18 IV over 10 hours on days 8-11, and isotretinoin PO BID on days 15-28 of dose levels 2-6. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: lenalidomide
Given PO
Other Names:
  • CC-5013
  • IMiD-1
  • Revlimid
Biological: dinutuximab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Ch14.18
  • MOAB Ch14.18
  • monoclonal antibody Ch14.18
Drug: isotretinoin
Given PO
Other Names:
  • 13-CRA
  • Amnesteem
  • Cistane
  • Claravis
  • Sotret
Other: pharmacological study
Correlative studies
Other Name: pharmacological studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have a diagnosis of neuroblastoma either by histologic verification of neuroblastoma and/or demonstration of tumor cells in the bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamines
  • Patients must have high-risk neuroblastoma
  • Patients must have at least ONE of the following:

    • Recurrent/progressive disease at any time - regardless of response to frontline therapy
    • Refractory disease (i.e. less than a partial response to frontline therapy, including a minimum of 4 cycles of chemotherapy) AND has never had a relapse/progression
    • Persistent disease after at least a partial response to frontline therapy: i.e. patient has had a partial response to frontline therapy but still has residual disease AND has never had a relapse/disease progression; frontline response will be graded according to International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria (INRC)
  • Patients must have at least ONE of the following (excluding those patients entered in the expansion cohort who may be entered on study with no measurable or evaluable tumor if they have had a prior progression):

    • At least one metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) avid bone site or diffuse MIBG uptake
    • Any amount of neuroblastoma tumor cells in the bone marrow based on routine morphology (with or without immunocytochemistry) in at least one sample from bilateral aspirates and biopsies; note: patients with < 10% tumor on all samples from bilateral bone marrow aspirates/biopsies are eligible, but will be considered separately in definitions of bone marrow response
    • At least one measurable soft tissue site on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/computed tomography (CT) scan that is MIBG or positron emission tomography (PET) avid (if patient known to be MIBG non-avid); measurable is defined as >= 10 mm in at least one dimension
    • At least one measurable soft tissue site on MRI/CT scan that is non-avid by MIBG and PET but that meets either one of the following criteria:

      • The lesion has been biopsied at any time point in the past and was documented to be neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma AND the lesion has enlarged since the immediate prior therapy by a minimum of 20% in at least one dimension
      • If the lesion is stable or smaller since the last prior therapy then a biopsy must be performed at least three weeks after the last day of the last prior therapy that shows neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Patients must have a life expectancy of at least 6 weeks
  • Lansky (=< 16 years) or Karnofsky (> 16 years) score of at least 50
  • Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiotherapy prior to study enrollment
  • Patients must not have received the therapies indicated below for the specified time period prior to the first day of administration of protocol therapy on this study

    • Myelosuppressive chemotherapy: must have received last dose at least 2 weeks prior to protocol therapy; this includes cytotoxic agents given on a low dose metronomic regimen
    • Biologic (anti-neoplastic agent) (includes retinoids): must have received last dose at least 7 days prior to protocol therapy
    • Monoclonal antibodies: must have received last dose at least 7 days or 3 half-lives, whichever is longer, prior to protocol therapy
  • Radiation:

    • Patients must not have received radiation (small port) for a minimum of two weeks prior to protocol therapy; for patients with only one site of measurable or evaluable disease, radiation must not have been given to that site unless that site still has MIBG uptake or demonstrated clear progression after radiation, or a biopsy of the site demonstrated neuroblastoma at least 2 weeks after the last day of radiation
    • A minimum of 12 weeks prior to start of protocol therapy is required following large field radiation therapy (i.e. total body irradiation, craniospinal, whole abdominal, total lung, > 50% marrow space)
    • A minimum of 6 weeks must have elapsed prior to start of protocol therapy for other substantial bone marrow radiation
  • Stem Cell Transplant (SCT):

    • Patients are eligible 6 weeks after date of autologous stem cell infusion following myeloablative therapy (timed from first day of protocol therapy)
    • Patients are not eligible post allogeneic stem cell transplant
    • Patients who have received an autologous stem cell infusion to support non-myeloablative therapy (such as 131 iodine [I]-MIBG) are eligible at any time as long as they meet the other criteria for eligibility
  • A minimum of 6 weeks must have elapsed after 131I-MIBG therapy prior to start of protocol therapy
  • Prior anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) antibody, isotretinoin, or lenalidomide therapy:

    • Patients who have received prior anti-GD2 antibody therapy are eligible if they did not have tumor relapse/progression while receiving this therapy
    • Patients who have received either isotretinoin or lenalidomide are eligible, but not if they have received the two agents concomitantly
  • All cytokines or hematopoietic growth factors must be discontinued a minimum of 7 days prior to protocol therapy
  • Patients must not be receiving any other anti-cancer agents or radiotherapy at the time of study entry or while on study
  • Absolute phagocyte count (APC = neutrophils and monocytes): >= 1000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count: >= 750/mm^3
  • Platelet count: >= 50,000/mm^3, transfusion independent (no platelet transfusions within 1 week)
  • Hemoglobin >= 8.0 (may transfuse)
  • Patients with known bone marrow metastatic disease will be eligible for study as long as they meet hematologic function criteria; patients with marrow disease are not evaluable for hematologic toxicity
  • Age-adjusted serum creatinine =< 1.5 x normal for age or creatinine clearance or glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 60cc/min/1.73m^2

    • Age 1 month to < 6 months: 0.4 mg/dL for males and 0.4 mg/dL for females
    • Age 6 months to < 1 year: 0.5 mg/dL for males and 0.5 mg/dL for females
    • Age 1 to < 2 years: 0.6 mg/dL for males and 0.6 mg/dL for females
    • Age 2 to < 6 years: 0.8 mg/dL for males and 0.8 mg/dL for females
    • Age 6 to < 10 years: 1.0 mg/dL for males and 1.0 mg/dL for females
    • Age 10 to < 13 years: 1.2 mg/dL for males and 1.2 mg/dL for females
    • Age 13 to < 16 years: 1.5 mg/dL for males and 1.4 mg/dL for females
    • Age >= 16 years: 1.7 mg/dL for males and 1.4 mg/dL for females
  • =< grade 2 hematuria (criteria applicable only for dose levels that include isotretinoin) and =< grade 2 proteinuria
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal for age
  • Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 135 and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) =< 3 x upper limit of normal (note that for ALT, the upper limit of normal is defined as 45 U/L)
  • Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) if present, must be stable or improving clinically
  • Cardiac function:

    • Normal ejection fraction (>= 55%) documented by either echocardiogram or radionuclide multi gated acquisition scan (MUGA) evaluation; OR
    • Normal fractional shortening (>= 27%) documented by echocardiogram
  • No dyspnea at rest
  • Serum triglyceride =< 300mg/dL (applicable only for dose levels that include isotretinoin) (note that a non-fasting triglyceride value could be obtained, if this is > 300 mg/dL then a fasting triglyceride should be obtained and patient will be eligible if the fasting level is =< 300 mg/dL)
  • =< grade 2 hypercalcemia (applicable only for dose levels that include cis retinoic acid [RA])
  • Skin toxicity =< grade 1
  • All post-menarchal females must have a negative beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG); males and females of reproductive age and childbearing potential must use effective contraception for the duration of their participation; females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL within 10-14 days and again within 24 hours prior to prescribing lenalidomide for cycle 1 and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before she starts taking lenalidomide; FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing; men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a successful vasectomy
  • Patients with other ongoing serious medical issues must be approved by the study chair prior to registration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Quantitative serum b-HCG must be negative in girls who are post-menarchal; males or females of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method; pregnant or breast-feeding women will not be entered on this study
  • Breast feeding women are not eligible
  • Patients who have an active or uncontrolled infection are excluded
  • Patients with a paraben allergy cannot take isotretinoin preparations containing this compound (i.e. Accutane, Sotret) but are eligible if they can take an alternate preparation without paraben; (applicable only for entry onto dose levels receiving isotretinoin)
  • Patients with a history of venous or arterial thrombosis personally before the age of 40 years unless associated with a central line
  • Patients with a history of prior central nervous system (CNS) metastases or skull lesions with intracranial extension will be required to have a head CT or MRI at study entry demonstrating no active CNS metastases; patients with skull metastases with associated intracranial soft tissue masses will remain eligible
  • Inability to swallow lenalidomide capsules whole; capsules of 13-isotretinoin may be opened
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01711554

United States, California
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90027
Contact: Araz Marachelian    323-361-8573    amarachelian@chla.usc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Araz Marachelian         
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford University Recruiting
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Contact: Clare J. Twist    650-723-5535    clare.twist@stanford.edu   
Principal Investigator: Clare J. Twist         
University of California San Francisco Medical Center-Parnassus Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Contact: Katherine K. Matthay    415-476-0603    matthayk@peds.ucsf.edu   
Principal Investigator: Katherine K. Matthay         
United States, Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Margaret E. Macy    720-777-8866    Margaret.macy@childrenscolorado.org   
Principal Investigator: Margaret E. Macy         
United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston Recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Kelly C. Goldsmith    404-727-2655    kgoldsm@emory.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kelly C. Goldsmith         
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Susan L. Cohn    773-702-2571    scohn@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu   
Principal Investigator: Susan L. Cohn         
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Suzanne Shusterman    617-632-4901    suzanne_shusterman@dfci.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Shusterman         
United States, Michigan
C S Mott Children's Hospital Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Gregory A. Yanik    734-746-3243    gyanik@umich.edu   
Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Yanik         
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Stephen S. Roberts    212-639-4034    robertss@mskcc.org   
Principal Investigator: Stephen S. Roberts         
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Contact: Brian D. Weiss    513-636-9863    brian.weiss@cchmc.org   
Principal Investigator: Brian D. Weiss         
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Yael P. Mosse    215-590-0965    mosse@chop.edu   
Principal Investigator: Yael P. Mosse         
United States, Texas
Cook Children's Medical Center Recruiting
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
Contact: Mary Meaghan P. Granger    682-885-4007    mgranger@cookchildrens.org   
Principal Investigator: Mary Meaghan P. Granger         
United States, Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Contact: Julie R. Park    206-987-1947    julie.park@seattlechildrens.org   
Principal Investigator: Julie R. Park         
Canada, Ontario
Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Sylvain Baruchel    416-813-7795    sylvain.baruchel@sickkids.ca   
Principal Investigator: Sylvain Baruchel         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Araz Marachelian New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Treatment (NANT)
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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01711554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02011, NCI-2012-02011, N2011-04, CDR0000741991, NANT N2011-04, NANT 2011-04, NANT N2011-04, P01CA081403
Study First Received: October 18, 2012
Last Updated: July 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Dermatologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents

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