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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Children With Metastatic Neuroblastoma in Second Remission

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 4, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody in treating children with metastatic neuroblastoma in second remission.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neuroblastoma Biological: monoclonal antibody 3F8 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Adjuvant Therapy With Antiganglioside GD2-Specific Mouse Monoclonal Antibody 3F8 for Metastatic Neuroblastoma in Second Remission

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: November 1987
Study Completion Date: September 2001
Primary Completion Date: September 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of ganglioside GD2-specific monoclonal antibody 3F8 as adjuvant therapy in patients with Stage IV neuroblastoma in second remission.

OUTLINE: Biological Response Modifier Therapy. Antiganglioside GD2-specific Monoclonal Antibody 3F8, MOAB 3F8.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 20 patients will be entered.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed, Stage IV neuroblastoma in second or subsequent complete remission, defined by the complete disappearance of all evidence of tumor on the following: Physical examination Second-look surgery Bone scan Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy Chest x-ray CT MIBG Urinary catecholamines If marrow is infiltrated by tumor, complete elimination of tumor cells from the marrow compartment must be demonstrated by histology and immunofluorescence (based on simultaneous bone marrow aspiration and biopsy samples from at least 4 separate sites)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Under 18 Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Greater than 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Grade 4 cytopenias allowed Grade 3 marrow hypoplasia allowed Hepatic: Not specified Renal: No renal dysfunction worse than grade 3 Cardiovascular: No cardiac dysfunction worse than grade 2 Pulmonary: No pulmonary dysfunction worse than grade 2 Other: No neurologic dysfunction worse than grade 2 Hearing deficit allowed

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Prior murine antibody therapy allowed provided circulating HAMA titer is less than 1,000 U/mL serum by ELISA

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002458

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Study Chair: Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002458     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 87-118
CDR0000075103 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 4, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
disseminated neuroblastoma
recurrent neuroblastoma

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
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