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High-Dose 3F8/GM-CSF Immunotherapy Plus 13-Cis-Retinoic Acid for Consolidation of First Remission After Myeloablative Therapy and Autologous Stem-Cell Transplantation

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2010
Last updated: September 22, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
The purpose of this study is to see if high-dose 3F8 combined with GM-CSF is better than standard dose 3F8 in treating neuroblastoma. Another purpose of the study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, 3F8 has on cancer. The investigators also want to see if the antibody works against a very small amount of neuroblastoma (minimal residual disease) that is left in the bone marrow.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: 3F8 monoclonal antibody and 13-cis-Retinoic Acid
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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 Myeloablative Therapy and Autologous Stem-Cell Transplantation in Patients With High-Risk Neuroblastoma: A Phase II Study

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the impact of high-dose 3F8/GM-CSF on relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    in patients who are post-stem-cell transplantation and in first complete or very good partial remission, but at high risk of relapse.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Apply real-time quantitative RT-PCR to test the hypothesis that the minimal residual disease content of bone marrow [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    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 ]
    to assure no side-effects or noxious sequelae develop or emerge that were not seen in the prior phase I study.

Estimated Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 3F8 monoclonal antibody 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. The patients are post-transplant and in 1st complete/very good partial remission (CR/VGPR),89 with no evidence of NB by standard studies, but are at high risk for relapse.
Drug: 3F8 monoclonal antibody and 13-cis-Retinoic Acid
A cycle consists of treatment with 3F8 for 5 days. GMCSF is started 5 days in advance of each 3F8 cycle. The break between end of a cycle of 3F8/GM-CSF and start of next cycle is 2-to-4-weeks through 4 cycles; subsequent breaks are ~6-8 weeks. 13-cis-retinoic acid is started after cycle 2.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of NB as defined by a) histopathology (confirmed by the MSKCC Department of Pathology), or b) BM metastases or MIBG-avid lesion(s) plus high urine catecholamine levels.
  • High-risk NB as defined by risk-related treatment guidelines1 and the International NB Staging System,89 i.e., stage 4 with (any age) or without (> or = to 18 months of age) MYCN amplification, MYCN-amplified stage 2 or stage 3 (any age), or MYCN-amplified stage 4S.
  • The patients are post-stem cell transplantation and in first CR/VGPR, including no measurable MIBG-avid soft tissue tumor assessable for response.
  • Signed informed consent indicating awareness of the investigational nature of this program.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Creatinine > 3.0 mg/dL
  • ALT, AST and Alkaline Phosphatase > 5.0 times the upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin > 3.0 mg/dL
  • Patients with grade 3 or higher toxicities (using the CTCAE v3.0) related to cardiac, neurological, pulmonary or gastrointestinal function as determined by physical exam. Patients must have normal blood pressure for age.
  • Progressive disease
  • History of allergy to mouse proteins.
  • Active life-threatening infection.
  • Human anti-mouse antibody (HAMA) titer >1000 Elisa units/ml.
  • Inability to comply with protocol requirements
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01183416

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Brian Kushner, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01183416     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-158
Study First Received: August 16, 2010
Last Updated: September 22, 2016

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

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
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dermatologic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
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