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|Eligible Ages||1 Year and Over|
- - Diagnosis: Refractory or relapsed neuroblastoma with original diagnosis based on tumor histopathology or elevated urine catecholamines with typical tumor cells in the bone marrow.
- - Age > 1 year and able to cooperate with radiation safety restrictions during therapy period.
- - Life Expectancy: greater than 6 weeks.
- - Lanksy and Karnofsky Performance Status: 60% or higher.
- - Disease status: Failure to respond to standard therapy (usually combination chemotherapy with or without radiation and surgery) or development of progressive disease at any time (any new lesion or an increase in size of >25% of a pre-existing lesion).
- - Stem cells: Patients must have an autologous hematopoietic stem cell product available for re-infusion after MIBG treatment at doses of >12 mCi/kg if needed.
- - Prior Therapy: Patients may enter this study with or without re-induction therapy for recurrent tumor.
- - Organ Function - Liver function: bilirubin <2x normal and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 10x normal.
- - Kidney function: Creatinine less than or equal to 2 - Hematopoietic Criteria Patients must have adequate hematopoietic function (without transfusion): absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >.
- - Normal lung function as manifested by no dyspnea at rest or exercise intolerance, no oxygen requirement.
- - No clinically significant cardiac dysfunction - Signed informed consent: The patient and/or the patient's legally authorized guardian must acknowledge in writing that consent to become a study subject has been obtained, in accordance with institutional policies approved by the U.
- - Patients with disease of any major organ system that would compromise their ability to withstand therapy.
- - Because of the teratogenic potential of the study medications, no patients who are pregnant or lactating will be allowed.
- - Patients who are on hemodialysis.
- - Patients with active infections that meet grade 3-4 toxicity criteria.
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|Kieuhoa Vo, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of California, San Francisco|
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Neuroblastoma remains a fatal disease for a large percentage of patients, especially those with high-risk disease features who become resistant to conventional therapy. 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG) is a norepinephrine analog that concentrates in adrenergic tissue and therefore holds promise for cell-specific treatment of neuroblastoma. 131I-MIBG is active against relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma and associated hematopoietic toxicity can be abrogated with autologous stem cell rescue. 131I-MIBG given in doses of 10-18 millicurie (mCi)/kg with stem cell rescue, if necessary, is safe and effective palliative therapy for refractory or relapsed neuroblastoma patients.
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