This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition retinoblastoma
Treatments carboplatin, cytarabine, etoposide, vincristine sulfate, clinical observation, adjuvant therapy, radiation therapy
Sponsor Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Start date September 2005
End date July 2010
Trial identifier NCT00360750, CCLG-RB-2005-11, CDR0000481598, EU-20616, EUDRACT-2004-001367-21


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, vincristine, etoposide, and cytarabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. Sometimes, after surgery, the tumor does not need more treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy or observation works in treating young patients with advanced retinoblastoma who have undergone surgery to remove the eye.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Outcome data compared to historical controls
time frame:
Disease-free and overall survival in children undergoing observation after enucleation
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants up to 15 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed unilateral retinoblastoma - Prior primary enucleation required - No metastatic spread PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - Not specified PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - See Disease Characteristics - No prior chemotherapy - No concurrent steroids as antiemetic agents

Additional Information

Official title A Data Collection Study to Compare the Outcome for Children With Advanced Unilateral Retinoblastoma Treated With or Without Post-Enucleation Chemotherapy ± Radiotherapy on RB 2005 11 With Historical Controls Receiving no Additional Therapy
Description OBJECTIVES: - Compare outcome data in children with advanced unilateral retinoblastoma with historical controls in order to determine whether post-enucleation chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy improves outcome. - Determine the disease-free and overall survival of children with unilateral retinoblastoma with no adverse histological features who undergo observation after enucleation. - Determine the toxicity of these regimens in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a nonrandomized study. Patients are assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups according to histological features. - Group 1 (no adverse histological features): Patients are observed and monitored for the development of orbital recurrence and metastatic disease. - Group 2a (deep choroidal invasion and/or retrolaminar invasion of the optic nerve and disease in the anterior chamber): Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour, vincristine IV, and etoposide IV over 4 hours on day 1, and, if necessary, intrathecal cytarabine on day 2. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 4 courses. - Group 2b (invasion of the cut end of the optic nerve): Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour, vincristine IV, and etoposide IV over 4 hours on day 1, and, if necessary, intrathecal cytarabine on day 2. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 6 courses. Patients also undergo orbital radiotherapy 5 days a week for 4 weeks. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for up to 10 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Not specified
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2013.
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