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Modulation of Intensive Melphalan (L-PAM) by Buthionine Sulfoximine (BSO) Autologous Stem Cell Support for Resistant or Recurrent High-Risk Neuroblastoma (IND 69-112)

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of melphalan and buthionine sulfoximine followed by bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating children who have resistant or recurrent neuroblastoma.

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.


  • drug : buthionine sulfoximine
  • drug : melphalan
  • other : Filgrastim
  • procedure : Peripheral blood stem cell infusion

Phase: Phase 1


Ages Eligible For Study:

N/A - 30 Years

Inclusion Criteria

- Patients have relapsed neuroblastoma and must have exhausted all other options for treatment before they can be considered for treatment on this study. - Relapsed patients who are greater than 6 months since having a stem cell transplant can enter on this study. - Patients must have stem cells collected and stored before starting treatment. - Patients must have a double lumen central venous line in place. - Patients must have adequate kidney and liver function measured by blood tests and test of renal function (creatinine clearance or glomerular filtration rate (GFR)). - Patients must have normal heart and lung function measured by lack of physical evidence or clinical history of difficulties breathing and tests of cardiac function (Echocardiogram or MUGA evaluation). - Patients must have an essentially normal neurological exam. - Patients must have one entire kidney that has not had any radiation at treatment doses. (Xrays and scans are ok). - Patients must have recovered from the effects of any prior treatment for their tumor.

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Judy Hallagan
Not Recruiting

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