This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma
Treatment ultratrace iobenguane (mibg) i 131
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start date April 2007
End date June 2009
Trial size 49 participants
Trial identifier NCT00458952, MIP-IB12


The purpose of this study is to determine whether iobenguane I 131 is safe and effective in patients with malignant pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Dosing will begin at 6.0 mCi/kg and will escalate in 1.0 mCi/kg increments until the MTD is established. The MTD is the dose immediately below the level at which escalation stops due to dose-limiting toxicity (DLT). An additional 3 patients are to be treated at the MTD, for a total of 6.
ultratrace iobenguane (mibg) i 131
Phase I: Dose escalation protocol Phase II: Treatment schedule at therapeutic dose

Primary Outcomes

Phase1: toxicities (DLTs) in 1st 6 weeks after therapeutic (tx) dose
time frame: 6 weeks post therapy dose
Phase2: tumor response by CT/MRI 9 months after tx dose
time frame: 9 months after treatment dose

Secondary Outcomes

Phase1: radiation absorbed 1 hour after dose 1(small dose), 2-4 days after dose 1, and 5-7 days after dose 1; tumor response by CT/MRI & blood/urine tests 3, 6, 9, & 12 months after tx dose; dose response by CT/MRI 9 months after tx dose
time frame: post therapy
Phase2: tumor response by CT/MRI & blood/urine tests 3, 6, 9, & 12 month after tx dose; quality of life 3, 6, 9, & 12 months after tx dose
time frame: post therapy

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Have a diagnosis of either adrenal pheochromocytoma or extra-adrenal paraganglioma by histological confirmation OR plasma-free metanephrines and 24-hour urine test for catecholamines/ metanephrines - Disease is metastatic or has recurred following surgery - At least one measurable lesion seen by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) scan performed within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug - At least one known tumor site is also seen on Ultratrace iobenguane I 131 scan - Provide written informed consent and are willing to comply with protocol requirements - Are at least 18 years of age - If female, then not of childbearing potential as documented by history (e.g., tubal ligation or hysterectomy) or is post menopausal with a minimum 1 year without menses - If female of childbearing potential, has a negative serum b-HCG pregnancy test within 48 hours prior to receiving iobenguane I 131 - Females who agree not to become pregnant and males who agree not to father a child during the 1 year period following the therapeutic dose of Ultratrace iobenguane I 131. Both females and males must use an acceptable method of birth control during the first year following the therapeutic dose of Ultratrace iobenguane I 131. Exclusion Criteria: - Females who are nursing - Active CNS lesions by CT/MR scanning within 3 months of study entry - New York Heart Association class III-IV heart failure - Received any previous systemic radiotherapy within 6 months of study entry - Administered prior whole-body radiation therapy - Received external beam radiotherapy to greater than 25 percent of bone marrow - Administered prior chemotherapy within 30 days of study entry - Karnofsky performance status is less than 60 - Platelets are less than 100,000/uL - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is less than 1,500/uL - Serum creatinine is greater than 1.5 mg/dL - Total bilirubin is greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal - AST/SGOT or ALT/SGPT is greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal - Has received a therapeutic investigational compound and/or medical device within 30 days before admission into this study - Has any medical condition or other circumstances which would significantly decrease the chances of obtaining reliable data, achieving study objectives, or completing the study and/or post dose follow-up examinations - Is determined by the Investigator that the patient is clinically unsuitable for the study. - Has received a medication which inhibits uptake of iobenguane I 131: - phenothiazines or decongestants within 2 weeks prior to enrollment; or, - a tricyclic antidepressant within 6 weeks prior to enrollment.

Additional Information

Official title A Phase I-II Study Evaluating the Maximum Tolerated Dose, Dosimetry, Safety, and Efficacy of Ultratrace Iobenguane I 131 in Patients With Malignant Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma
Description This is a phase 1 and phase 2 study. The phase 1 patients will be enrolled before the phase 2 patients are enrolled. Each patient will receive a small dose to see if the tumors absorb the drug. If the patient's tumors absorb the drug, then the patient will receive one therapeutic dose. In the phase 1 portion, every 3 patients will be given the same therapeutic dose, and usually each group of 3 patients will be given a larger dose than people who were enrolled before them. Enrollment in the phase 1 portion will be complete once researches believe that they have found the highest dose that they can give patients without causing unacceptable toxicity. This dose is called the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). All phase 2 patients will receive the MTD. Each patient in phase 1 and phase 2 will be followed for 5 years following their therapeutic dose. During this 5-year follow-up period, patients will undergo tests such as 1.) CT or MRI scans and blood and urine tests to determine if the tumors shrink, grow, or stay the same; 2.) bone scans to see if the tumor has spread to or increased in the bones and, 3.) a quality of life test to see how the symptoms of pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma affect patients' daily lives.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2012.
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