This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition neuroblastoma
Treatments filgrastim, busulfan, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, etoposide, melphalan, vincristine sulfate, conventional surgery, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Collaborator Societe Francaise Oncologie Pediatrique
Start date April 1999
Trial identifier NCT00024193, CCLG-NB-1999-02, CDR0000068899, EU-20106, SFOP-NB97


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs to kill more tumor cells. Chemotherapy, given before and after surgery, followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for metastatic neuroblastoma.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy, given before and after surgery, followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have metastatic neuroblastoma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 1 year old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed primary neuroblastoma OR - Presence of neuroblasts in bone marrow associated with an elevation of urinary catecholamines - Metastatic disease demonstrated by at least 1 of the following: - Medullary invasion (bone marrow involvement) as indicated by bone uptake on meta-iodobenzyl guanidine I 123 or bone lesions on bone scan - Distant metastases to liver, pleura, lungs, or distant nodes - No 11-22 translocation PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 1 and over Performance status: - Not specified Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Not specified Hepatic: - Not specified Renal: - See Disease Characteristics Other: - No contraindications to study drugs PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - No prior chemotherapy - No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy - Not specified Radiotherapy - Not specified Surgery - Not specified

Additional Information

Official title A Study Of The Treatment Of Metastatic Neuroblastoma In Children More Than One Year Of Age At Diagnosis
Description OBJECTIVES: - Determine the efficacy of induction chemotherapy followed by surgical resection and consolidation chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in patients with metastatic neuroblastoma. - Determine the tolerability and feasibility of this regimen in these patients. - Determine the medium and long-term results in patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive induction chemotherapy comprising cyclophosphamide IV over 6 hours on days 1 and 2 and doxorubicin IV continuously and vincristine IV continuously over days 1-3 of courses 1, 2, 4, and 6. Patients receive cisplatin IV over 1 hour on days 1-4 and etoposide IV over 2 hours on days 1-3 of induction courses 3, 5, and 7. Patients also receive filgrastim (G-CSF) IV or subcutaneously once daily beginning on day 5 of courses 3, 5, and 7 and continuing until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 21 days. At the completion of induction chemotherapy, patients undergo surgical resection. Patients in complete remission receive high-dose consolidation chemotherapy comprising oral busulfan every 6 hours on days -7 to -3 and melphalan IV over 2 minutes on day -2. Autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are reinfused on day 0. Patients with n-myc tumor amplification undergo radiotherapy at least 70 days after PBSC transplantation. Patients are followed every 6 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 15-45 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2013.
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