This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition neuroblastoma
Treatment aldesleukin
Phase phase 2
Sponsor St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung
Start date March 1997
Trial size 25 participants
Trial identifier NCT00003743, CDR0000066861, EU-98056, STANNACH-INTERLEUKIN-2


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 1 year up to 21 years old.

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

Additional Information

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
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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2013.
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