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Vorinostat With 131-I MIBG Therapy for Resistant/Relapsed Neuroblastoma: A Phase I Study IND# 105,744

RATIONALE: Vorinostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radioactive drugs, such as iobenguane I 131, may carry radiation directly to tumor cells and not harm normal cells. Giving vorinostat together with iobenguane I 131 may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of giving vorinostat together with iobenguane I 131 in treating patients with resistant or relapsed neuroblastoma.

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  • drug : Vorinostat
  • drug : Filgrastim
  • procedure : Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Infusion
  • radiation : 131- I Metaiodobenzylguanidine

Phase: Phase 1


Ages Eligible For Study:

2 Years - 30 Years

Inclusion Criteria

- Patients must be at least 24 months and no older than 30 years of age when registered on study. - Patients must have relapsed neuroblastoma, refractory neuroblastoma that had less than a partial response to standard treatment or persistent neuroblastoma that had at least a partial response to standard treatment. - Patients who have at least a partial response to standard treatment who still have neuroblastoma that can be seen on CT/MRI or MIBG scans must have a surgical biopsy done of the tumor to confirm that it is neuroblastoma. Patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma do not need to have a biopsy done to enter on study. - Patients must have evidence of MIBG uptake into tumor at one site within 4 weeks prior to entry on study and subsequent to any intervening therapy. - Patients must have a stem cell product available that meets study criteria. If they don't already have stem cells frozen away then they must be able to have a stem cell collection done to collect the necessary amount of stem cells for study entry and these stem cells must meet study criteria. - Patients must have adequate heart, kidney, liver and bone marrow function. Patients who have bone marrow disease must meet the bone marrow function criteria to enter the study.

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Mario DeSouza 6507243063

Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

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