Last updated on July 2019

Irinotecan Hydrochloride Temozolomide and Dinutuximab With or Without Eflornithine in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Neuroblastoma


Brief description of study

This phase II trial studies how well irinotecan hydrochloride (irinotecan), temozolomide, and dinutuximab work with or without eflornithine in treating patients with neuroblastoma that has come back or that isn't responding to treatment. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan hydrochloride and temozolomide, 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. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as dinutuximab, may induce changes in the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Eflornithine blocks the production of chemicals called polyamines that are important in the growth of cancer cells. Giving eflornithine with irinotecan hydrochloride, temozolomide, and dinutuximab, may work better in treating patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma.

Detailed Study Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine whether administration of eflornithine (DFMO) in combination with dinutuximab, irinotecan hydrochloride (irinotecan) and temozolomide results in an improved response rate compared to dinutuximab, irinotecan and temozolomide in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma and therefore is a therapeutic regimen worthy of further testing in patients with newly-diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To compare progression-free survival and overall survival between patients receiving dinutuximab, irinotecan and temozolomide with and without the addition of DFMO.

II. To define the toxicity profile of DFMO administered with dinutuximab, irinotecan and temozolomide.

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVES:

I. To characterize the immune and cytokine profiles of patients treated with DFMO/chemotherapy/dinutuximab combination and correlate with response to therapy.

II. To evaluate GD2 levels in tumor cells from patient bone marrow samples and correlate with response to therapy.

III. To explore whether the addition of DFMO to the dinutuximab and chemotherapy backbone affects pain as determined by patient report and opiate usage.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 regimens.

REGIMEN A: Patients receive temozolomide orally (PO), via nasogastric (NG), or gastric (G) tube on days 1-5, irinotecan hydrochloride intravenously (IV) over 90 minutes on days 1-5, dinutuximab IV over 10-20 hours on days 2-5, and sargramostim subcutaneously (SC) or IV over 2 hours on days 6-12 of a 21-day cycle. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 17 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

REGIMEN B: Patients receive eflornithine PO, via NG, or G tube on days -6 to 21 of cycle 1 and days 1-21 of subsequent cycles, temozolomide PO, via NG, or G tube on days 1-5, irinotecan hydrochloride intravenously (IV) over 90 minutes on days 1-5, dinutuximab IV over 10-20 hours on days 2-5, and sargramostim SC or IV over 2 hours on days 6-12. Treatment lasts 28 days for cycle 1 and then every 21 days for subsequent cycles up to 17 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 30 days and periodically for 5 years.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03794349

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Kaiser Permanente-Oakland

Oakland, CA United States
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Saint Mary's Hospital

West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Children's Hospital New Orleans

New Orleans, LA United States
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Ochsner Medical Center Jefferson

New Orleans, LA United States
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Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD United States
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C S Mott Children's Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI United States
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Arkansas Children's Hospital

Little Rock, AR United States
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University of Rochester

Rochester, NY United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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