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Recurrent Neuroblastoma | Lenalidomide and Dinutuximab With or Without Isotretinoin in Treating Younger Patients With Refractory or Recurrent Neuroblastoma

Recurrent Neuroblastoma research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of lenalidomide when given together with dinutuximab with or without isotretinoin in treating younger patients with neuroblastoma that does not respond to treatment or that has come back. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as lenalidomide and isotretinoin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Monoclonal antibodies, such as dinutuximab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) together with dinutuximab therapy may kill more tumor cells.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have a diagnosis of neuroblastoma either by histologic verification of neuroblastoma and/or demonstration of tumor cells in the bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamines - Patients must have high-risk neuroblastoma - Patients must have at least ONE of the following: - Recurrent/progressive disease at any time prior to enrollment - regardless of response to frontline therapy - Refractory disease: persistent sites of disease (after less than a partial response to frontline therapy, following a minimum of 4 cycles of induction therapy) AND patient has never had a relapse/progression - Persistent disease: persistent disease after achieving at least a partial response to frontline therapy after a minimum of 4 cycles of induction therapy and patient has never had a relapse/progression - Patients must have at least ONE of the following (lesions may have received prior radiation therapy as long as they meet the other criteria listed below): - Bone disease - At least one metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) avid bone site or diffuse MIBG uptake - For recurrent/progressive or refractory disease a biopsy is not required regardless of number of MIBG avid lesions - For persistent disease, if patient has only 1 or 2 MIBG avid lesions OR a Curie score of 1-2, then biopsy confirmation of neuroblastoma and/or ganglioneuroblastoma in at least one site present at the time of enrollment (bone marrow, bone, or soft tissue) is required to be obtained at any time point prior to enrollment and two weeks subsequent to most recent prior therapy; if a patient has 3 or more MIBG avid lesions OR a Curie score of >= 3 then no biopsy is required for eligibility - If a tumor is known to be MIBG non-avid, then a patient must have at least one fludeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) avid bone site present at the time of enrollment with biopsy confirmation of neuroblastoma and/or ganglioneuroblastoma obtained at any time prior to enrollment and two weeks subsequent to most recent prior therapy - Any amount of neuroblastoma tumor cells in the bone marrow based on routine morphology (with or without immunocytochemistry) in at least one sample from bilateral aspirates and biopsies - At least one soft tissue lesion that meets the criteria for a TARGET lesion as defined by: - SIZE: Lesion can be accurately measured in at least one dimension with a longest diameter >= 10 mm, or for lymph nodes >= 15 mm on short axis; lesions meeting size criteria will be considered measurable - In addition to size, a lesion needs to meet ONE of the following criteria: - MIBG avid; for patients with persistent disease only: if a patient has only 1 or 2 MIBG avid lesions OR a Curie score of 1-2, then biopsy confirmation of neuroblastoma and/or ganglioneuroblastoma in at least one site present at time of enrollment (either bone marrow, bone and/or soft tissue) is required to be obtained at any time point prior to enrollment and at least two weeks subsequent to most recent prior therapy; if a patient has 3 or more MIBG avid lesions OR a Curie score of >= 3 then no biopsy is required for eligibility - FDG-PET avid (only if tumor is known to be MIBG non-avid); these patients must have had a biopsy confirming neuroblastoma and/or ganglioneuroblastoma in at least one FDG-PET avid site present at the time of enrollment done prior to enrollment and at least two weeks subsequent to the most recent prior therapy - Non-avid lesion (both MIBG and FDG-PET non-avid); these patients must have had a biopsy confirming neuroblastoma and/or ganglioneuroblastoma in at least one non-avid lesion present at the time of enrollment done prior to enrollment and at least two weeks subsequent to the most recent prior therapy - Patients with prior progressive disease who do not meet criteria above, are eligible as long as they have not been off treatment for > 3 months prior to enrollment on NANT 2011-04 - Patients must have a life expectancy of at least 6 weeks - Lansky (=< 16 years) or Karnofsky (> 16 years) score of at least 50 - Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiotherapy prior to study enrollment - Patients must not have received the therapies indicated below for the specified time period prior to the first day of administration of protocol therapy on this study - Myelosuppressive chemotherapy: must have received last dose at least 2 weeks prior to protocol therapy; this includes cytotoxic agents given on a low dose metronomic regimen - Biologic (anti-neoplastic agent) (includes retinoids): must have received last dose at least 7 days prior to protocol therapy - Monoclonal antibodies: must have received last dose at least 7 days or 3 half-lives, whichever is longer, prior to protocol therapy - Radiation: - Patients must not have received radiation (small port) for a minimum of two weeks prior to protocol therapy - Except for patients with a history of progressive disease, patients whose only site(s) of disease have been radiated are eligible if at least one lesion meets at least one of the criteria listed in sites of disease above - A minimum of 12 weeks prior to start of protocol therapy is required following large field radiation therapy (i.e. total body irradiation, craniospinal, whole abdominal, total lung, > 50% marrow space) - A minimum of 6 weeks must have elapsed prior to start of protocol therapy for other substantial bone marrow radiation - Stem Cell Transplant (SCT): - Patients are eligible 6 weeks after date of autologous stem cell infusion following myeloablative therapy (timed from first day of protocol therapy) - Patients are not eligible post allogeneic stem cell transplant - Patients who have received an autologous stem cell infusion to support non-myeloablative therapy (such as 131 iodine [I]-MIBG) are eligible at any time as long as they meet the other criteria for eligibility - A minimum of 6 weeks must have elapsed after 131I-MIBG therapy prior to start of protocol therapy - Prior anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) antibody, isotretinoin, or lenalidomide therapy: - Patients who have received prior anti-GD2 antibody therapy are eligible if they did not have tumor relapse/progression while receiving this therapy - Patients who have received either isotretinoin or lenalidomide are eligible, but not if they have received the two agents concomitantly - All cytokines or hematopoietic growth factors must be discontinued a minimum of 7 days prior to protocol therapy - Patients must not be receiving any other anti-cancer agents or radiotherapy at the time of study entry or while on study - Absolute phagocyte count (APC = neutrophils and monocytes): >= 1000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count: >= 750/mm^3 - Platelet count: >= 50,000/mm^3, transfusion independent (no platelet transfusions within 1 week) - Hemoglobin >= 8.0 (may transfuse) - Patients with known bone marrow metastatic disease will be eligible for study as long as they meet hematologic function criteria; patients with marrow disease are not evaluable for hematologic toxicity - Age-adjusted serum creatinine =< 1.5 x normal for age or creatinine clearance or glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 60 cc/min/1.73 m^2 - Age 1 month to < 6 months: 0.4 mg/dL for males and 0.4 mg/dL for females - Age 6 months to < 1 year: 0.5 mg/dL for males and 0.5 mg/dL for females - Age 1 to < 2 years: 0.6 mg/dL for males and 0.6 mg/dL for females - Age 2 to < 6 years: 0.8 mg/dL for males and 0.8 mg/dL for females - Age 6 to < 10 years: 1.0 mg/dL for males and 1.0 mg/dL for females - Age 10 to < 13 years: 1.2 mg/dL for males and 1.2 mg/dL for females - Age 13 to < 16 years: 1.5 mg/dL for males and 1.4 mg/dL for females - Age >= 16 years: 1.7 mg/dL for males and 1.4 mg/dL for females - =< grade 2 hematuria (criteria applicable only for dose levels that include isotretinoin) and =< grade 2 proteinuria - Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal for age - Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 135 and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) =< 3 x upper limit of normal (note that for ALT, the upper limit of normal is defined as 45 U/L) - Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) if present, must be stable or improving clinically - Cardiac function: - Normal ejection fraction (>= 55%) documented by either echocardiogram or radionuclide multi gated acquisition scan (MUGA) evaluation; OR - Normal fractional shortening (>= 27%) documented by echocardiogram - No dyspnea at rest - Serum triglyceride =< 300 mg/dL (applicable only for dose levels that include isotretinoin) (note that a non-fasting triglyceride value could be obtained, if this is > 300 mg/dL then a fasting triglyceride should be obtained and patient will be eligible if the fasting level is =< 300 mg/dL) - =< grade 2 hypercalcemia (applicable only for dose levels that include cis retinoic acid [RA]) - Skin toxicity =< grade 1 - All post-menarchal females must have a negative beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG); males and females of reproductive age and childbearing potential must use effective contraception for the duration of their participation; females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL within 10-14 days and again within 24 hours prior to prescribing lenalidomide for cycle 1 and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before she starts taking lenalidomide; FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing; men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a successful vasectomy - Patients with other ongoing serious medical issues must be approved by the study chair prior to registration Exclusion Criteria: - Quantitative serum b-HCG must be negative in girls who are post-menarchal; males or females of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method; pregnant or breast-feeding women will not be entered on this study - Breast feeding women are not eligible - Patients who have an active or uncontrolled infection are excluded - Patients with a paraben allergy cannot take isotretinoin preparations containing this compound (i.e. Accutane, Sotret) but are eligible if they can take an alternate preparation without paraben; (applicable only for entry onto dose levels receiving isotretinoin) - Patients with a history of venous or arterial thrombosis personally before the age of 40 years unless associated with a central line - Patients with a history of prior central nervous system (CNS) metastases or skull lesions with intracranial extension will be required to have a head computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at study entry demonstrating no active CNS metastases; patients with skull metastases with associated intracranial soft tissue masses will remain eligible - Inability to swallow lenalidomide capsules whole; capsules of 13-isotretinoin may be opened - Patient declines participation in NANT 2004-05; unless the institution has been granted special exemption from mandatory enrollment on NANT 2004-05 by the NANT Operations Center

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Recurrent Neuroblastoma

Refractory Neuroblastoma

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Biological:DinutuximabGiven IV

Drug:IsotretinoinGiven PO

Other:Laboratory Biomarker AnalysisCorrelative studies

Drug:LenalidomideGiven PO

Other:Pharmacological StudyCorrelative studies

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Treatment (lenalidomide, dinutuximab, isotretinoin)Patients receive lenalidomide PO QD on days 1-21, dinutuximab IV over 10 hours on days 8-11, and isotretinoin PO BID on days 15-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Study Status

Suspended

Start Date: February 4, 2013

Completed Date:

Phase: Phase 1

Type: Interventional

Design:

Primary Outcome: Maximum tolerated dose defined as the highest dose level tested at which 0/6 or 1/6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) graded using National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) criteria, version 4.0

Secondary Outcome: Overall survival

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Araz Marachelian

Lead Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Collaborator:

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01711554

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