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High-Dose Chemotherapy With Tandem Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Rescue for the Treatment of High-Risk Pediatric Solid Tumors.

Phase 1/Phase 2
21 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Ewing's Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hepatoblastoma, Hodgkin's Disease, Germ Cell Tumor

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Trial Information

High-Dose Chemotherapy With Tandem Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Rescue for the Treatment of High-Risk Pediatric Solid Tumors.

Significant advances have been made in recent years in the treatment of solid tumors of
childhood. However, much of the improvement in survival has been made in low stage and
localized disease. Of significance is the fact that the improvements have come in up-front
remission rates without translation into significantly high event-free survival(EFS) or
overall survival (OS). This is despite the fact that these tumors as a whole are largely
chemotherapy responsive.

Recent advances in the understanding of the biology of hematopoeitic stem cells have driven
the design of treatment regimens that allow for dose intensification without unacceptable
hematologic toxicity. Protocol development has focused on active agents that have a broad
range between hematologic and non-hematologic toxicities. This study uses a double
autologous peripheral blood stem cell rescue (PBSC) following dose-intensive chemotherapy
for the treatment of high-risk pediatric solid tumors. This study utilizes PBSC to limit
the risk of tumor cell contamination while retaining prompt hematologic recovery from these
highly intensified treatments.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Malignant Diseases:

- Ewing's sarcoma/PNET:

- CR1 - Metastatic disease at diagnosis, tumor volume > 100 ml, pelvic bone

- CR2 - Locally recurrent disease

- Soft tissue sarcoma

- CR1 - Metastatic disease at diagnosis or locally advanced disease where
local control is suboptimal (i.e., inability to provide radiation therapy
due to extent of disease).

- CR2 - Locally recurrent disease (VGPR2 acceptable)

- Hepatoblastoma:

- VGPR1 - Patients with metastatic disease at diagnosis who have a
persistently elevated alpha FP, or unresectable primary as a way of
converting to resectable.


- Hodgkin's Disease:

- VGPR1 - Progression on primary therapy/Refractory disease


- Germ Cell Tumor:

- CR2/VGPR2 - recurrent disease

- Wilms Tumor:

- CR2/VGPR2 - recurrent disease

- IRB approved signed written informed consent by patient and/or their legally
authorized guardian.

- Patients 21 years of age or younger at initial diagnosis, with older patients
considered individually for primary pediatric disease diagnosis.

- Adequate central venous access (double lumen CVL or 2 single lumen PCVC).

- Adequate PBSC harvests with a minimum of 2.0 x 108 MNC/kg available for each PBSC

- Organ Function:

- Platelets > 50,000/ml

- SGOT < 10 x upper limits of normal

- Creatinine < 1.5 x normal baseline

- Normal cardiac function in accordance with institutional policies

- Normal pulmonary function in accordance with institutional policies.

- Physiologic status:

- No active infections

- Adequate performance status as measured by Karnofsky (> 70%) or Lansky scale (>
60%) as appropriate for age.

- Bone Marrow Status

- No evidence of morphologic involvement with tumor at the time of transplant

Off Study Criteria:

- Severe toxicity. Contact the Study Coordinator immediately and complete Adverse
Reaction Form.

- Disease progression or relapse prior to PBSC #1 or between PBSC rescue # 1 and #2.

- Inability to collect adequate numbers of PBSC for successful transplantation.

- Patient or parent/guardian refusal to remain on study.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Determine the feasibility and toxicity of tandem PBSC rescue following high dose chemotherapy as consolidation in pediatric patients with high risk solid tumors.

Outcome Time Frame:


Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Morris Kletzel, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

BMT 0499 Solid



Start Date:

April 1999

Completion Date:

September 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • wilm's tumor
  • stem cell transplantation
  • solid tumor
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Sarcoma, Ewing's
  • Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
  • Sarcoma



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