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3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic Acid for Primary Refractory Neuroblastoma in Bone Marrow

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2010
Last updated: October 15, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

August 16, 2010
October 15, 2014
August 2010
August 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Assess the activity of high-dose 3F8/GM-CSF [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
against persistent neuroblastoma in bone marrow of patients who have no other evidence of disease by standard studies.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01183897 on Archive Site
  • Apply real-time quantitative RT-PCR [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    to test the hypothesis that the minimal residual disease content of bone marrow after the first treatments with 3F8/GMCSF has significant prognostic impact on progression-free survival.
  • Monitor safety of the high-dose antibody treatment [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    to assure no side-effects or noxious sequelae develop or emerge that were not seen in the prior phase I study.
Same as current
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3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic Acid for Primary Refractory Neuroblastoma in Bone Marrow
3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic Acid for Primary Refractory Neuroblastoma in Bone Marrow: A Phase II Study

The purpose of this study is to see find out what effects, good and/or bad, the combination of 3F8 and GM-CSF has on the patient and the cancer.

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Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Biological: 3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic

This phase II, open-label, single arm trial assesses the anti-NB activity of high-dose 3F8 (80 mg/m2/day), which is used in cycles 1-2, with return to standard 3F8 dosage (20 mg/m2/day) in subsequent cycles.Clinical results will be compared to those in the predecessor trials which used only the standard 3F8 dosage. Starting with A(6), patients no longer receive high-dose 3F8 but receive only standard dose 3F8 (20mg/m2/day) for all cycles The patients have primary refractory BM disease. Protocol treatment is through 24 months.

Real-time quantitative RT-PCR63-65 will be used to assess MRD in BM. 13-cis-retinoic acid is started no later than after cycle 4 (i.e., after response is scored), but sooner if CR is achieved after cycles 1, 2, or 3, or if early HAMA develops.

Experimental: 3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic
This phase II study of the anti-GD2 murine IgG3 monoclonal antibody 3F8 combined with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) will assess response in of primary refractory neuroblastoma in bone marrow (i.e., incomplete response to standard treatment).
Intervention: Biological: 3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic
Kushner BH, Modak S, Basu EM, Roberts SS, Kramer K, Cheung NK. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in neuroblastoma patients receiving anti-GD2 3F8 monoclonal antibody. Cancer. 2013 Aug 1;119(15):2789-95. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28137. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
August 2015
August 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of NB as defined by a) histopathology (confirmed by the MSKCC Department of Pathology), or b) BM metastases or MIBG-avid lesion(s) plus high urine catecholamine levels.
  • High-risk NB as defined by risk-related treatment guidelines1 and the International NB Staging System,89 i.e., stage 4 with (any age) or without (> or = to 18 months of age) MYCN amplification or MYCN-amplified stage 4S.
  • Patients have primary refractory disease limited to BM, i.e., high-risk NB (defined above) resistant to standard therapy, as evidenced by incomplete response in BM, but no measurable MIBG-avid soft tissue tumor assessable for response and no progressive disease.
  • Signed informed consent indicating awareness of the investigational nature of this program.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Creatinine > 3.0 mg/dL
  • ALT, AST and Alkaline Phosphatase > 5.0 times the upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin > 3.0 mg/dL
  • Patients with grade 3 or higher toxicities (using the CTCAE v 4.0) related to cardiac, neurological, pulmonary or gastrointestinal function as determined by physical exam. Patients must have normal blood pressure for age.
  • Progressive disease
  • History of allergy to mouse proteins.
  • Active life-threatening infection.
  • Human anti-mouse antibody (HAMA) titer >1000 Elisa units/ml.
  • Inability to comply with protocol requirements.
18 Months and older
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United States
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Brian Kushner, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
October 2014

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