Last updated on February 2018

Racotumomab in Patients With High-risk Neuroblastoma


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Neuroblastoma
  • Age: Between 1 - 12 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Informed Consent or written child assent, if applicable, prior to any specific procedure of the study.
  2. Aged 1 year old and 12 years old at the time of diagnose.
  3. High-risk neuroblastoma diagnose according to the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group Staging System (INRGSS) (Annex I).
  4. Patients who have received complete chemotherapy, radiotherapy (if applicable) and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (if applicable) not earlier than 30 days prior to being included in the study, and patients of Group I who have completed therapy with cis retinoic acid or other maintenance onco-specific therapy using the standard dose for neuroblastoma treatment. .
  5. Use of concomitant metronomic chemotherapy by patients of Group II is considered acceptable.
  6. For patients belonging to other risk group who have relapsed or progressed, the period between the beginning of chemotherapy for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma and the inclusion of patients must not exceed 12 months.
  7. Partial or complete remission status, very good partial remission or stable disease (pursuant to the International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria) at the time of inclusion (Annex IV).
  8. Assessment of the disease must be conducted within 30 days prior to inclusion.
  9. Additional studies supporting the response to treatment at the time of inclusion are required.
  10. Normal organ functions according to the following parameters:
    • Adequate cardiac function as defined below:
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) 30 days prior to inclusion without substantial anomalies.
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) 30 days prior to inclusion with fractional shortening 27%
    • Adequate bone marrow functions defined as follows:
    • Neutrophil 1000/mm3 with no use of stimulating factor for at least 2 weeks prior to inclusion.
    • Lymphocytes 500/mm3
    • Platelets 50000/mm3.
    • Adequate hepatic functions defined as follows:
    • Direct bilirubin 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • AST/ALT 5 x ULN
    • Adequate renal function defined as follows:
    • Creatinine Clearance 70 ml/min/1.73m2 or serum Creatinine (Cr) as per age/gender.
  11. Known history of Hepatitis B or C seropositivity with studies showing hepatic function results within acceptable limits may be eligible.
  12. Negative HIV serology.
  13. Pregnancy test-negative for women of childbearing potential.
  14. No previous Racotumomab therapy.
  15. No previous intravenous immunoglobulin therapy for at least one month prior to the beginning of treatment.
  16. Lansky Scale 50 (Annex II)
  17. Patients with extended bone metastasis in cranial vault or cranial base due to proximity may be considered eligible.

Exclusion Criteria:

In order to be included, patients must not meet the following criteria:

  1. Neuroblastoma as progressive disease at the time of the beginning of the study.
  2. Patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of the investigational drug.
  3. Pregnant or breastfeeding patients.
  4. Patients who have received other investigational drugs or Racotumomab within 30 days prior to their inclusion in the protocol.
  5. History of autoimmune diseases, congenital immunodeficiencies or uncontrolled chronic diseases.
  6. Acute allergy disorders or history of severe allergy reactions.
  7. History of demyelinating disease or inflammatory disease of the central nervous system or the peripheral nervous system.
  8. Patients with any of the following uncontrolled intercurrent disease:
    • Active infectious diseases
    • Uncontrolled cardiac disease: symptomatic congestive heart failure, serious cardiac arrhythmia.
    • Known hepatic disease: cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis or chronic persistent hepatitis.
    • Convulsions not controlled with any anticonvulsant medication.
  9. Other malignancies after adequate therapy showing a disease-free period for more than 5 years.
  10. Patients receiving chronic therapy with systemic steroids and other immunosuppressive agents. Topical steroids and inhaled corticosteroids are permitted.
  11. History of positive HIV serology.
  12. Clinically symptomatic metastasis in central nervous system.

Recruitment Status: Open


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