Convection-Enhanced Delivery of 124I-8H9 for Patients With Non-Progressive Diffuse Pontine Gliomas Previously Treated With External Beam Radiation Therapy
Brain Cancer - Brain Stem Glioma
Conditions: official terms
Conditions: Keywords
Brain stem glioma, CNS, MAB 124I-8H9, infusion cannula, DIPG, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, 11-011
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Radioactive iodine-labeled monoclonal antibody 8H9
Type: Radiation
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to test the safety of a new method to treat Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). The researchers will use "convection-enhanced delivery" (CED) to deliver an agent called 124I-8H9. CED is performed during surgery. The study agent is infused through a small tube placed into the tumor in the brain. Many studies have shown this can safely be done in animals but this study is the first time 124I-8H9 will be given by CED in humans. This will be one of the first times that CED has been performed in the brain stem.

8H9 is something called an antibody. Antibodies are made by the body to fight infections and sometimes cancer. The antibody 8H9 is produced by mice and can attack many kinds of tumors. A radioactive substance, 124I, is attached to 8H9. 124I-8H9 sticks to parts of tumor cells and can cause the tumor cells to die from radiation. Studies have also been done on humans using 124I-8H9 to treat other kinds of cancer. Our studies of some DPG and related tumors suggest that 8H9 will bind to the tumor, but the investigators don't know that for sure.

In this study, the researchers want to find out how safe 124I-8H9 given by CED is at different dose levels. They will look to see what effects (both good and bad) it has on the patient. The dose of 124I-8H9 will increase for each new group of patients. The procedure has already been safely performed with lower doses and infusion volumes in a number of patients here at MSKCC. The amount they get will depend on when they enter the study. If too many serious side effects are seen with a certain dose, no one will be treated with a higher dose, and some more patients may be treated with a lower dose to make sure that dose is safe.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 21 Years
Minimum Age: 3 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Consensus of diagnosis must be reached by a multidisciplinary pediatric neuro-oncology team by considering both clinical evidence and MRI presentation. Tissue diagnosis is not required.

- The patient must have undergone prior external beam radiotherapy to a dose of 54-60 Gy to the brain stem. At least 4 weeks but no more than 14 weeks must have elapsed from the completion of radiotherapy.

- The patient must be in adequate general condition for study, with Lansky or Karnofsky Performance Score of > or = to 50 at study entry .

Lansky Performance scale will be used for patients ≤16 years of age.

- The patient must be > to or = to 3 and ≤ 21 years old.

- Patient must weigh a minimum of 8 kg.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Clinical and/or radiographic (MRI) progression of tumor following external beam radiation therapy.

- Metastatic disease.

- Untreated symptomatic hydrocephalus determined by treating physician.

- AST or ALT > 2x the upper limit of normal.

- Platelets < 100,000/mcL.

- ANC < 1000/mcL.

- Abnormal PT (Inr) >1.5 INR or PTT > 42 sec (may be corrected with FFP, cryoprecipitate, vitamin K, etc).

- Total bilirubin > 2.0 mg/dl.

- Serum creatinine > 1.5x the upper limit of normal for age, or calculated creatinine clearance or nuclear GFR < 70 ml/min/1.73 m2.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Maria Donzelli, PNP - 212-639-2336
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York, United States
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: Maria Donzelli, PNP - 212-639-2336
Start Date
December 2011
Completion Date
December 2015
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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