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Interleukin-2 in Treating Children With Stage IV Neuroblastoma Who Have Received Induction Therapy and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill neuroblastoma cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 in treating children with stage IV neuroblastoma who have received induction therapy and peripheral stem cell transplantation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neuroblastoma Biological: aldesleukin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter Observer-Blind Randomized Phase II Parallel Study Comparing Three Doses of Subcutaneous Interleukin 2 After Megatherapy and Peripheral Stem Cell Reinfusion in Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in Patients Over 1 Year of Age

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Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: March 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum dose that can be administered in an ambulatory setting among three dose regimens in children with stage IV neuroblastoma. II. Determine the highest tolerated level if a sustained increase in NK-cell number is observed. III. Determine the type, duration, and reversibility of side effects at the three dose levels. IV. Confirm the chosen dose level.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, parallel, open label, multicenter study. Part I: Patients receive one of three doses of interleukin-2 (IL-2) subcutaneously beginning 20 to 40 days following autologous stem cell reinfusion. IL-2 is administered for 5 consecutive days every 14 days for up to 3 months, for a total of 6 courses. Cohorts of 5 patients are entered at each dose level of IL-2 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 3 or more patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Part II: Additional patients receive IL-2 at the dose level below the MTD. These patients are stratified according to prior therapy (melphalan plus megatherapy vs total body irradiation or meta-iodobenzylguanidine scan plus melphalan vs busulfan containing regimens). Patients are followed at 1 week.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 25 patients will be accrued for this study.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage IV neuroblastoma At least stable disease after modern induction regimens and megatherapy followed by autologous stem cell reinfusion

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 1 Performance status: Lansky 80-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Lymphocyte count at least 500/mm3 Platelet count at least 30,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL (at least 1 week since transfusional support) Blood coagulation less than 25% above upper limit of normal (ULN) for age (WHO grade 0) Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 25% above ULN for age (WHO grade 0) Renal: Creatinine less than 25% above ULN for age (WHO grade 0) Cardiovascular: No significant history or current evidence of cardiovascular disease (e.g., uncontrolled hypertension, serious arrhythmias) Normal shortening fraction at cardiac ultrasonography Normal ECG Other: No evidence of active infections Normal chest x-ray Normal brain CT scan No other concurrent disease or second primary malignancy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics No other concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids or other hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 30 days since prior investigational drugs or devices No concurrent investigational drugs, agents, or devices

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003743

St. Anna Children's Hospital
Vienna, Austria, A-1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung
Study Chair: Ruth Ladenstein, MD St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003743     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066861
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2013
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
disseminated 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
Antineoplastic Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents