High-Dose 3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic Acid for Consolidation of First Remission After Non-Myeloablative Therapy in Patients With High-Risk Neuroblastoma
The purpose of this study is to see if high-dose 3F8 is better than standard dose 3F8 in treating neuroblastoma.
Antibodies are made by the body to attack tumors and to fight infections. 3F8 is the name of one kind of antibody. It is made by mice, and it can attack neuroblastoma in people. 3F8 has been used safely in many patients, and it has killed cancer cells in some patients. One way it can kill cancer cells is by causing the patient's own white blood cells to attack the cancer. Granulocytes are one kind of white blood cell. GM-CSF increases the number of granulocytes in people, and it makes the granulocytes better able to kill the cancer cells. The investigators now wish to see if using a higher dose of 3F8 will be better than standard dose 3F8 in killing neuroblastoma.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||High-Dose 3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic Acid for Consolidation of First Remission After Non-Myeloablative Therapy in Patients With High-Risk Neuroblastoma: A Phase II Study|
- Assess the impact of high-dose 3F8/GM-CSF [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]on relapse-free survival in patients in first complete or very good partial remission, but at high risk of relapse.
- 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 relapse-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.
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: 3F8 and 13-cis-retinoic acid
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. 13-cis-retinoic acid is started after cycle 2.
Drug: 3F8 and 13-cis-retinoic acid
3F8 is dosed at 80 mg/m2/day (cycles 1-2) or 20 mg/m2/day (cycles 3 and beyond) and infused iv over 30-90 minutes. 13-cis-retinoic acid is dosed at 160 mg/m2/day, divided into two doses, x14 days. It is not taken on same days as 3F8.
|Contact: Brian Kushner, MD||212-639-6793|
|Contact: Nai-Kong Cheung, MD, Ph.D||646-888-2313|
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Contact: Brian Kushner, MD 212-639-6793|
|Contact: Nai-Kong Cheung, MD, PhD 646-888-2313|
|Principal Investigator: Brian Kushner, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian Kushner, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|