Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Infants With Newly Diagnosed Neuroblastoma Who Are Undergoing Surgery With or Without Autologous Bone Marrow or Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. Giving combination chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Sometimes, after surgery, the tumor may not need more treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen given together with surgery, with or without autologous bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplant, is more effective in treating newly diagnosed neuroblastoma.
PURPOSE: This phase III trial is studying combination chemotherapy to see which regimen given together with surgery, with or without autologous bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplant, works in treating infants with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma.
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide phosphate
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Procedure: autologous bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: bone marrow ablation with stem cell support
Procedure: conventional surgery
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||European Infant Neuroblastoma Study Final Protocol|