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Rebeccamycin Analog in Treating Children With Relapsed or Refractory Neuroblastoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003737
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rebeccamycin analog in treating children who have relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neuroblastoma Drug: becatecarin Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the response rate to rebeccamycin analogue in children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma.
  • Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
  • Identify and establish in vitro biologic correlates of clinical responses and toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive rebeccamycin analogue IV over 1 hour once on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue up to 30 patients within 1.5 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pharmacokinetic-Guided Phase II Trial of the Rebeccamycin Analog NSC# 655649 in Pediatric Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Neuroblastoma
Study Start Date : January 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Neuroblastoma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response (complete response, very good partial response, or partial response)
  2. Freedom from progression
  3. Time to treatment failure

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Toxicity

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


  • Histologically proven relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma
  • Measurable disease



  • Children

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months


  • Not specified


  • Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT and SGPT less than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Adequate liver function unless due to disease


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN OR
  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min
  • Adequate renal function unless due to disease


  • No other serious concurrent illness
  • No active uncontrolled infection
  • Not pregnant
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • Recovered from prior immunotherapy
  • Prior autologous bone marrow transplantation allowed
  • No concurrent immunotherapy


  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered
  • No other concurrent systemic chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Recovered from prior radiotherapy


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003737

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Tanya Trippett, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00003737    
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-095
CDR0000066852 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
recurrent neuroblastoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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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