Isotretinoin With or Without Monoclonal Antibody Ch14.18, Aldesleukin, and Sargramostim Following Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Neuroblastoma

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Study phase:

    III What is this?

    During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 2093-05
  • NCT ID:

    NCT00026312
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    ANBL0032

About this study

This partially randomized phase III trial studies isotretinoin with monoclonal antibody Ch14.18, aldesleukin, and sargramostim to see how well it works compared to isotretinoin alone following stem cell transplant in treating patients with neuroblastoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as isotretinoin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as monoclonal antibody Ch14.18, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumors to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them. Aldesleukin and sargramostim may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. It is not yet known if chemotherapy is more effective with or without monoclonal antibody Ch14.18, aldesleukin, and sargramostim following stem cell transplant in treating neuroblastoma.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients must be diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and categorized as high risk at the time of diagnosis; exception: patients who are initially diagnosed as non-high-risk neuroblastoma, but later converted (and/or relapsed) to high risk neuroblastoma are also eligible
  • All patients must have completed therapy including intensive induction followed by ASCT and radiotherapy to be eligible for ANBL0032; radiotherapy may be waived for patients who either have small adrenal masses which are completely resected up front, or who never have an identifiable primary tumor; examples of such therapies include:
    • Following treatment per A3973 protocol
    • Following treatment per POG-9341/9342 protocol
    • Following treatment per CCG3891
    • Following treatment on New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) 2001-02
    • Enrollment on or following treatment per ANBL02P1
    • Enrollment on or following treatment per ANBL07P1
    • Tandem transplant patients are eligible:
      • Following treatment on or per ANBL0532
      • Following treatment per Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) 9640
      • Following treatment per COG ANBL00P1
      • Following treatment per CHP 594/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) 34-DAT
  • No more than 12 months from the date of starting the first induction chemotherapy after diagnosis to the date of ASCT except for the rare occasions as noted below; for tandem ASCT patients, this will be the date of the FIRST stem cell infusion; exception: for those who are initially diagnosed as non-high risk neuroblastoma, but later converted (and/or relapsed) to high risk neuroblastoma, the 12 months restriction should start from the date of induction therapy for high risk neuroblastoma (not from the initial induction therapy for non-high risk disease), to the date of ASCT
  • At pre-ASCT evaluation patients must meet the International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria (INRC) for CR, VGPR, or PR for primary site, soft tissue metastases and bone metastases; patients who meet those criteria must also meet the protocol specified criteria for bone marrow response as outlined below:
    • ≤ 10% tumor (of total nucleated cellular content) seen on any specimen from a bilateral bone marrow aspirate/biopsy
    • Patient who have no tumor seen on the prior bone marrow, and then have ≤ 10% tumor on any of the bilateral marrow aspirate/biopsy specimens done at pre-ASCT and/or pre-enrollment evaluation will also be eligible (note that per INRC this would have been defined as "overall" response of progressive disease [PD])
  • Prior to enrollment on ANBL0032, a determination of mandatory disease staging must be performed (tumor imaging studies including computed tomography [CT] or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], MIBG scan, and vanillylmandelic acid [VMA]/homovanillic acid [HVA]; bone marrow aspirates are required but biopsy may be omitted if negative prior to ASCT); this disease assessment is required for eligibility and should be done preferably within 2 weeks, but must be done within a maximum of 4 weeks before enrollment
    • For those with residual disease before radiotherapy, re-evaluation of irradiated residual tumors is preferably performed at the earliest 5 days after completing radiotherapy; patients with residual disease are eligible; biopsy is not required; patients who have biopsy proven residual disease after ASCT will be enrolled on Stratum 07
    • Patients must not have progressive disease at the time of study enrollment except for protocol specified bone marrow response and except for elevations of catecholamines as the only sign of disease in a patient who had normal catecholamines at pre-ASCT evaluation
  • Patients must be enrolled before treatment begins; the date protocol therapy is projected to start must be no later than ten (10) calendar days after the date of study enrollment; patients should be enrolled preferably between day 56 and day 85 after peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) infusion (day from 2nd stem cell infusion for tandem transplant); patients must be enrolled no later than day 200 after PBSC infusion; enrollment must occur after completion of radiotherapy, and after completion of tumor assessment post-ASCT and radiotherapy; informed consent should be obtained within 3 weeks pre-ASCT up to the time of registration
  • Patients must not have received prior anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) antibody therapy
  • Patients must have a Lansky or Karnofsky performance scale score of ≥ 50% and patients must have a life expectancy of ≥ 2 months
  • Total absolute phagocyte count (APC = %neutrophils + %monocytes) X white blood cell (WBC) is at least 1000/uL
  • Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) ≥ 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 or a serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows:
    • No greater than 0.4 mg/dL (1 month to < 6 months)
    • No greater than 0.5 mg/dL (6 months to < 1 year)
    • No greater than 0.6 mg/dL (1 to < 2 years)
    • No greater than 0.8 mg/dL (2 to < 6 years)
    • No greater than 1.0 mg/dL (6 to < 10 years)
    • No greater than 1.2 mg/dL (10 to < 13 years)
    • No greater than 1.4 mg/dL (≥ 13 years [female])
    • No greater than 1.5 mg/dL (13 to < 16 years [male])
    • No greater than 1.7 mg/dL (≥ 16 years [male])
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x normal
  • Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) ≤ 5 x normal
  • Veno-occlusive disease, if present, should be stable or improving
  • Shortening fraction of ≥ 27% by echocardiogram, or if shortening fraction abnormal, ejection fraction of ≥ 55% by gated radionuclide study or echocardiogram; note: the echocardiogram or gated radionuclide study must be performed within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) > 60% predicted by pulmonary function test; for children who are unable to do pulmonary function tests (PFTs), no evidence of dyspnea at rest and no exercise intolerance should be documented; note: the pulmonary function test must be performed within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Patients with seizure disorder may be enrolled if on anticonvulsants and well-controlled; central nervous system (CNS) toxicity < grade 2
  • Written informed consent in accordance with institutional and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines must be obtained from parent or legal guardian
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test; patients of childbearing potential must agree to use an effective birth control method; female patients who are lactating must agree to stop breast-feeding

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Carola A Arndt, M.D.

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Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015