This site became the new on June 19th. Learn more.
Show more Menu IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu IMPORTANT: Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu
Give us feedback

Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors of Childhood

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: February 14, 2002
Last updated: April 14, 2015
Last verified: December 2013
Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of imatinib mesylate in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory solid tumors of childhood. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth.

Condition Intervention Phase
Childhood Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor Childhood Synovial Sarcoma Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Lung Metastases Recurrent Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor Recurrent Neuroblastoma Recurrent Osteosarcoma Drug: imatinib mesylate Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Other: pharmacological study Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate, NSC 716051 Formerly STI571) in Children With Refractory or Relapsed Solid Tumors

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate, determined using the RECIST criteria [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    95% confidence interval will be computed.

  • Toxicity reported using the CTC version 2.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to disease progression [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Calculated by the method of Kaplan and Meier.

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (imatinib mesylate)
Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate once or twice daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days for up to 2 years in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: imatinib mesylate
Given orally
Other Names:
  • CGP 57148
  • Gleevec
  • Glivec
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Other: pharmacological study
Correlative studies
Other Name: pharmacological studies

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the response rate of patients with relapsed or refractory pediatric solid tumors treated with imatinib mesylate.

II. Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients. III. Determine the time to progression in patients treated with this drug. IV. Determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug in these patients. V. Correlate response with c-kit and platelet-derived growth factor receptor expression in patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease (Ewing's sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor vs osteosarcoma vs neuroblastoma vs other).

Patients receive oral imatinib mesylate once or twice daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days for up to 2 years in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed solid tumors including the following:

    • Ewing's sarcoma
    • Bone or soft tissue primitive neuroectodermal tumor
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Desmoplastic small round cell tumor
    • Synovial cell sarcoma
    • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Metastatic pulmonary disease eligible

    • No pleural effusion of any size or definite radiologic evidence of pleural-based disease
  • Recurrent or refractory to conventional therapy

    • GIST eligible at initial presentation
  • Tumor tissue blocks must be available
  • At least 1 measurable lesion

    • At least 20 mm by conventional techniques
    • At least 10 mm by spiral CT scan
    • Lesions assessable only by radionuclide scan are not considered measurable
  • Performance status - Lansky 50-100% (≤ 10 years of age)
  • Performance status - Karnofsky 50-100% (> 10 years of age)
  • At least 2 months
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm^3*
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm^3* (transfusion independent)
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL* (RBC transfusions allowed)
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN
  • INR < 1.5
  • PTT ≤ ULN
  • Fibrinogen ≥ lower limit of normal
  • Creatinine normal for age
  • Glomerular filtration rate ≥ 70 mL/min
  • No uncontrolled infection
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception
  • At least 1 week since prior biologic therapy or immunotherapy and recovered
  • At least 1 week since prior growth factors
  • No concurrent immunomodulating agents
  • At least 2 weeks since prior myelosuppressive chemotherapy (4 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No concurrent chemotherapy
  • No concurrent steroids
  • Recovered from prior radiotherapy
  • At least 2 weeks since prior local palliative radiotherapy (small port)
  • At least 3 months since prior craniospinal radiotherapy or radiotherapy to 50% or more of pelvis
  • At least 6 weeks since other prior substantial bone marrow radiation
  • No concurrent radiotherapy during first course of treatment
  • Concurrent palliative radiotherapy to local painful lesions allowed after first course of treatment provided there is no evidence of disease progression and at least 1 measurable lesion remains outside radiation port
  • No concurrent therapeutic doses of warfarin
  • No concurrent anticonvulsants that induce the cytochrome p450 enzyme system (e.g., phenytoin, carbamazepine, and phenobarbital)
  • Concurrent benzodiazepines and gabapentin allowed
  • Concurrent low-molecular weight heparin allowed
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00030667

United States, California
Children's Oncology Group
Arcadia, California, United States, 91006-3776
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Mason Bond Children's Oncology Group
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00030667     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-01869
NCI-2012-01869 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
ADVL0122 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
ADVL0122 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA098543 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: February 14, 2002
Last Updated: April 14, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Sarcoma, Ewing
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Sarcoma, Synovial
Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Imatinib Mesylate
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on July 19, 2017