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DExterous Hand Control Through Fascicular Targeting (DEFT) - (Human Subjects)

Our goal is to temporarily implant the following groups for 180 +/- 30 days: 1. Five human partial hand amputees (amputated at the level of the hand) with 2 FAST-LIFE electrodes, one inserted into the motor fascicle of the ulnar nerve and the other into the sensory fascicle. 2. Five human hand and forearm amputees (amputated at the level of the forearm) with 2 FAST-LIFE electrodes in the ulnar nerve (one in the motor fascicle, one in the sensory fascicle) and 2-5 FAST-LIFE electrodes in the median nerve (one in the motor fascicle, one to four in the remaining sensory fascicles).
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Jonathan Cheng
98715
All
18 Years to 95 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02994160
STU 092014-061
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Criteria for Inclusion of Subjects: Hand and forearm amputees: 1. Male or female, age 18 and older, of any race or ethnicity 2. Able and willing to sign Consent 3. Able and willing to participate in all study activities including implantation, testing and explantation of the study device. 4. Able to communicate effectively in English without an interpreter After preliminary screening subjects will be assessed for the following inclusion criteria: 1. Patient has an existing myoelectric hand prosthesis and demonstrates proficiency during daily use 2. Overall and phantom pain are well-controlled and not incapacitating Criteria for Exclusion of Subjects: 1. If MR neurogram and EMG/NCS study show nerve or muscle dysfunction/injury at a higher level than anticipated based on the appearance of the physical amputation stump, the subject may be excluded from the study due to adverse neuromuscular anatomy which would preclude use of the proposed experimental electrode implants. The radiographs will be used to confirm suitability of the amputation stump configuration. If the bony anatomy of the amputation stump is found to be unsuitable, the patient may be excluded from the study. 2. Subjects who have a history of cardiac arrhythmia will be excluded from the study.
Other: FastLIFE electrode
Amputation, Traumatic, Hand, Brain and Nervous System
peripheral nerve, intraneural electrode, hand amputation, forearm amputation
UT Southwestern
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Chemotherapy Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed Localized Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

This phase II trial studies how well chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy work in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed central nervous system germ cell tumors that have not spread to other parts of the brain, spinal canal, or body (localized). Drugs used as chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, etoposide, and ifosfamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Giving chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
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Daniel Bowers
10760
All
3 Years to 21 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01602666
STU 062012-095
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patients must be newly diagnosed with localized primary CNS NGGCT (Stratum 1) or localized primary CNS germinoma (Stratum 2); germ cell tumors located in the suprasellar, pineal, bifocal (pineal + suprasellar) and ventricles are eligible; tumors present in the above mentioned locations and with unifocal parenchymal extension are eligible
• Stratum 1(NGGCT): Patients must have one of the following criteria:
• Patients with serum and/or CSF hCGbeta > 100 mIU/mL or any elevation of serum and/or CSF alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) > 10 ng/mL or greater than the institutional normal are eligible, irrespective of biopsy results
• Patients with any of the following elements on biopsy/resection are eligible, irrespective of serum and/or CSF hCGbeta and AFP levels: endodermal sinus tumor (yolk sac), embryonal carcinoma, choriocarcinoma, malignant/immature teratoma, and mixed GCT with malignant GCT elements
• Stratum 2 (Germinoma): Patients must have both serum and CSF markers obtained (unless obtaining CSF is medically contraindicated) and must have one of the following criteria to be eligible:
• Patients with institutional normal AFP (or =< 10 ng/mL if no institutional normal exists) in both serum and CSF (unless medically contraindicated) AND hCGbeta 5 to =< 50 mIU/mL in serum and/or CSF (unless medically contraindicated) (only 1 is required to be elevated) are eligible; no histologic confirmation required
• Patients with bifocal (pineal + suprasellar) involvement or pineal lesion with diabetes insipidus (D1) AND hCGbeta =< 100 mIU/mL in serum and/or CSF AND institutional normal AFP (or =< 10 ng/mL if no institutional normal exists) in both serum and CSF (unless medically contraindicated) are eligible; no histologic confirmation required
• Patients with histologically confirmed germinoma or germinoma mixed with mature teratoma and hCGbeta =< 100 mIU/mL in serum and/or CSF and institutional normal AFP (or =< 10 ng/mL if no institutional normal exists) in both serum and CSF (unless medically contraindicated) are eligible
• All patients must have a cranial MRI with and without gadolinium at diagnosis/prior to enrollment; if surgical resection is performed, patients must have pre-operative and post-operative cranial MRI with and without gadolinium; the post-operative brain MRI should be obtained within 72 hours of surgery; if patient has a biopsy only, post-operative cranial MRI is recommended but not required; all patients must have a spine MRI with gadolinium obtained at diagnosis/prior to enrollment; Note: if the spine study is performed for the first time after surgical resection or biopsy, it is recommended to be obtained with and without gadolinium
• Lumbar CSF must be obtained prior to study enrollment unless medically contraindicated; if a patient undergoes surgery and lumbar CSF cannot be obtained at this time, then it should be performed at least 10 days following surgery before study enrollment; false positive cytology can occur within 10 days of surgery; Note: patients with positive CSF cytology obtained prior to 10 days after surgery may have cytology repeated to determine eligibility
• Patients must have CSF tumor markers obtained prior to enrollment unless medically contraindicated; ventricular CSF obtained at the time of CSF diversion procedure (if performed) is acceptable for tumor markers but lumbar CSF is preferred; in case CSF diversion and biopsy/surgery are combined, CSF tumor markers should be collected first
• Patients must be enrolled on ALTE07C1 prior to enrollment on ACNS1123; patients must be enrolled within 31 days of definitive diagnostic surgery (day 0) or clinical diagnosis
• Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,000/uL
• Platelet count >= 100,000/uL (transfusion independent)
• Hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dL (may receive red blood cell [RBC] transfusions)
• Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomular filtration rate (GFR) >= 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 OR serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows:
• 0.8 mg/dL (2 to < 6 years of age)
• 1.0 mg/dL (6 to < 10 years of age)
• 1.2 mg/dL (10 to < 13 years of age)
• 1.5 mg/dL (male) and 1.4 mg/dL (female) (13 to < 16 years of age)
• 1.7 mg/dL (male) and 1.4 mg/dL (female) (>= 16 years of age)
• Total bilirubin =< 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) for age
• Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) < 2.5 times ULN
• Patients with seizure disorder may be enrolled if well controlled
• Patients must not be in status, coma, or assisted ventilation prior to study enrollment
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with mature teratoma or completely resected immature teratoma with normal tumor markers are not eligible
• Patients with tumors located outside the ventricles (basal ganglia, thalamus) are not eligible
• Patients with metastatic disease by cranial or spinal MRI evaluation or CSF cytology (unless medically contraindicated) are not eligible
• Patients must not have received any prior tumor-directed therapy other than surgical intervention and corticosteroids
• Female patients who are pregnant are ineligible
• Lactating females are not eligible unless they have agreed not to breastfeed their infants
• Female patients of childbearing potential are not eligible unless a negative pregnancy test result has been obtained
• Sexually active patients of reproductive potential are not eligible unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of their study participation
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
Radiation: 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy, Drug: Carboplatin, Drug: Etoposide, Drug: Ifosfamide, Radiation: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Childhood Central Nervous System Germinoma, Central Nervous System Nongerminomatous Germ Cell Tumor, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Young Patients With Newly Diagnosed, Previously Untreated, High-Risk Medulloblastoma/PNET

This randomized phase III trial studies different chemotherapy and radiation therapy regimens to compare how well they work in treating young patients with newly diagnosed, previously untreated, high-risk medulloblastoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine sulfate, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Carboplatin may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. It is not yet known which chemotherapy and radiation therapy regimen is more effective in treating brain tumors.
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Daniel Bowers
10760
All
3 Years to 21 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00392327
STU 122010-132
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Newly diagnosed, previously untreated: (1) M0 medulloblastoma with > 1.5 cm^2 residual; (2) M+ medulloblastoma; patients with diffusely anaplastic medulloblastoma are eligible regardless of M-stage or residual tumor
• As of amendment # 2, enrollment of patients with supratentorial PNET has been discontinued
• All patients with M4 disease are not eligible
• A pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain with and without contrast is required; NOTE: computed tomography (CT) scans are NOT sufficient for study eligibility
• Post-operative head MRI scan with and without contrast (preferably within 72 hours post-surgery); for patients who undergo stereotactic biopsy only, either a pre or post-operative MRI is sufficient; for patients with M2 and M3 disease, a post-op MRI is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory
• Spinal MRI imaging with and without gadolinium is required within 10 days of surgery if done pre-operatively or within 28 days of surgery if done post-operatively; for posterior fossa tumors, pre-operative MRI scans are preferred
• Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology examination must be obtained pre-operatively or within 31 days following surgery; the optimal time for obtaining CSF is prior to surgery or 1-3 weeks following surgery; ventricular CSF (either pre- or post-op) may be used only if a post-operative spinal tap is contraindicated; if a spinal tap is contraindicated and there is no ventricular CSF available, then CSF cytology can be waived for patients with supratentorial tumors or if there is documentation of spinal subarachnoid metastases (M3); patients who are categorized as M1 must have either an intra-operative positive CSF (via lumbar puncture at the end of the procedure) or a positive lumbar CSF obtained > 7 days post-operatively
• Patients must have a Karnofsky performance level of >= 30 for patients > 16 years of age or a Lansky performance scale of >= 30 for patients =< 16 years of age and life expectancy > 8 weeks
• No previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy
• Corticosteroids should not be used during chemotherapy administration as an antiemetic
• Selected strong inhibitors of cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 4 (cytochrome P450 3A4) include azole antifungals, such as fluconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, and strong inducers include drugs such as rifampin, phenytoin, phenobarbitol, carbamazepine, and St. John's wort; the use of these drugs should be avoided with vincristine (vincristine sulfate)
• CYP450 3A4 stimulators or inhibitors should be avoided or used with great caution when taking cyclophosphamide; aprepitant should also be used with caution with etoposide or vincristine chemotherapy
• Cisplatin should be used with caution with nephrotoxic drug; aminoglycoside should be avoided or used with caution during or shortly after cisplatin administration and concomitant use with amphotericin B should probably also be avoided; patients receiving cisplatin and other potentially ototoxic drugs such as aminoglycoside or loop diuretics concomitantly should be closely monitored for signs of ototoxicity
• Plasma levels of anticonvulsant agents should be monitored and doses adjusted during therapy with cisplatin
• No other experimental therapy is permitted while on study
• Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 OR a serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows:
• 0.8 mg/dL (2 to < 6 years of age)
• 1.0 mg/dL (6 to < 10 years of age)
• 1.2 mg/dL (10 to < 13 years of age)
• 1.5 mg/dL (male) or 1.4 mg/dL (female) (13 to < 16 years of age)
• 1.7 mg/dL (male) or 1.4 mg/dL (female) (>= 16 years of age)
• Total bilirubin < 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age
• Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) or serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) < 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age; for patients on anti-seizure medications, SGOT (AST) or SGPT (ALT) must be < 5 x ULN
• Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,000/uL
• Platelets >= 100,000/uL (untransfused)
• Hemoglobin >= 8 g/dl (may be transfused)
• Female patients who are post-menarchal must have a negative pregnancy test; lactating female patients must agree not to breast-feed while on this trial; males or females of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
Drug: Carboplatin, Drug: Cisplatin, Drug: Cyclophosphamide, Biological: Filgrastim, Drug: Isotretinoin, Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis, Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment, Radiation: Radiation Therapy, Drug: Vincristine Sulfate
Medulloblastoma, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Phase 1 Study of MM-398 Plus Cyclophosphamide in Pediatric Solid Tumors

This is a Phase 1 study of the combination of two drugs: MM-398 and Cyclophosphamide. The goal is to find the highest dose of MM-398 that can be given safely when it is used together with the chemotherapy drug Cyclophosphamide.
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Patrick Leavey
35610
All
12 Months to 20 Years old
Phase 1
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02013336
STU 092013-007
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Histologically or cytologically-confirmed Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, or osteosarcoma
• Disease progression after prior therapy in locally advanced or metastatic setting
• Measurable or evaluable disease based on the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST v1.1) criteria
• Age 12 months to <21 years
• Adequate bone marrow reserves, hepatic function, and renal function
• Recovered from effects of any prior surgery or cancer therapy
• Patients 18 years or older will provide written consent. A parent or legal guardian of a patient <18 years of age will provide informed consent and patients 11 to 18 years of age will provide written assent or as per participating institutional policy.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Clinically significant gastrointestinal disorders
• NYHA Class III or IV congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias or uncontrolled blood pressure
• Active infection or unexplained fever
• Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of MM-398 or other liposomal products
• Recent Investigational therapy
• Pregnant or breast feeding; females of child-bearing potential must test negative for pregnancy at the time of enrollment
Drug: MM-398 (Irinotecan Sucrosofate Liposome Injection) plus cyclophosphamide
Neuroblastoma, Sarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Mycosis Fungoides, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors, Brain and Nervous System, Eye and Orbit, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Cervix, Colon, Corpus Uteri, Ear, Esophagus, Gall Bladder, Head and Neck, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung/Thoracic, Melanoma, skin, Nose, Other Digestive Organ, Other Endocrine System, Other Female Genital, Other Male Genital, Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs, Other Skin, Other Urinary, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Stomach, Throat, Thyroid, Urinary Bladder, Uterine (Endometrial), Vulva, Hodgkins Lymphoma, Kaposis sarcoma, Other Hematopoietic, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue
pediatric, MM-398, cyclophosphamide, irinotecan
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Study of SRP-4045 and SRP-4053 in DMD Patients (ESSENCE)

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of SRP-4045 and SRP-4053 compared to placebo in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with out-of-frame deletion mutations amenable to skipping exon 45 and exon 53, respectively.
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Susan Iannaccone
13463
Male
7 Years to 13 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02500381
STU 082015-050
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Genotypically confirmed DMD, with genetic deletion amenable to exon 45 or exon 53 skipping
• Stable dose of oral corticosteroids for at least 24 weeks
• Intact right and left biceps or 2 alternative upper muscle groups
• Mean 6MWT greater than or equal 300 meters and less than or equal to 450 meters
• Stable pulmonary function: forced vital capacity (FVC) equal to or greater than 50% predicted
Exclusion Criteria:

• Treatment with gene therapy at any time
• Previous treatment with SMT C1100, PRO045 (BMN 045), PRO053 (BMN 053) or PRO051 (BMN 051) within 24 weeks prior to Week 1
• Current or previous treatment with any other experimental treatment (other than deflazacort) within 12 weeks prior to Week 1
• Major surgery within 3 months prior to Week 1
• Presence of other clinically significant illness Other inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
Drug: SRP-4045, Drug: SRP-4053, Drug: Placebo
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Other
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Exon Skipping, DMD, Exon 53, Exon 45, Ambulatory, Pediatric, Duchenne
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Darbepoetin Trial to Improve Red Cell Mass and Neuroprotection in Preterm Infants (Darbe)

Study Hypothesis: Preterm infants administered weekly Darbe during the neonatal period will have improved neurocognitive outcome at 22-26 months compared to placebo
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Lina Chalak
35027
All
23 Weeks to 28 Weeks old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03169881
STU 072017-084
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Inborn and outborn preterm infants
• 23 0/7-28 6/7 weeks gestation
• ≤24 hours postnatal age
Exclusion Criteria:

• Hematocrit > 60%
• Infants with known congenital or chromosomal anomalies, including congenital heart disease and known brain anomalies
• Hemorrhagic or hemolytic disease
• EEG- confirmed seizures
• Congenital thrombotic disease
• Systolic blood pressures >100 mm Hg while not on pressor support
• Receiving Epo or Darbe clinically, or planning to receive Epo or Darbe during hospitalization
• Infants in whom no aggressive therapy is planned
• Family will NOT be available for follow-up at 22-26 months
Drug: Darbepoetin, Drug: Placebo
Neurocognitive, Neuroprotective, Neonatal, Neurodevelopmental Impairment, Other
UT Southwestern; Children’s Health; Parkland Health & Hospital System
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A Study of Therapeutic Iobenguane (131-I) for Relapsed, High-Risk Neuroblastoma Subjects (OPTIMUM)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 131I-MIBG in patients with neuroblastoma, who relapsed.
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Tanya Watt
128737
All
1 Year and over
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03561259
STU 042016-029
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Subjects with a diagnosis of iobenguane avid, relapsed, high-risk neuroblastoma based on revised INRC criteria who have completed at least one cycle of induction and consolidation therapy with an INRC criterion of partial response or better, and then showed new progressive disease (revised INRC criteria progressive disease) as described in Park, et al. (2017).This may include one or more of the following drugs: cyclophosphamide or ifosfamide, cisplatin or carboplatin, vincristine, doxorubicin (adriamycin), etoposide, topotecan, and/or busulfan and melphalan (sometimes used during stem cell transplant) and/or immunotherapy. (If a subject is symptomatic and for logistical reasons cannot be treated immediately with 131I-MIBG, 1 to 2 cycles of "bridging chemotherapy" or immunotherapy will be permitted. If "bridging chemotherapy" or immunotherapy is applied, approximately 4 weeks will be required for reassessment of the baseline including tumor assessment. 2. Must be therapeutic 131I-MIBG naive. 3. All soft tissue lesions identified on CT/MRI scans must be iobenguane-avid lesions on an iobenguane (123I) scan or any non iobenguane avid lesions biopsy proven to be non-tumor lesions. 4. Adequate cryopreserved autologous peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow (at least 2 aliquots of 2.0 × 10exp6 CD34/kg at the time of study enrollment). 5. If a man, must agree to use an adequate contraception method as deemed appropriate by the Investigator (e.g., vasectomy, condoms) or partner using effective contraception and to not donate sperm during the study and for 90 days after receiving the last dose of study drug. 6. If a woman of childbearing potential, have a negative serum pregnancy test result prior to each dosing and, if sexually active, be practicing an effective method of birth control [e.g., intrauterine device, double-barrier method (i.e., diaphragm, or a cervical cap) with intravaginal spermicidal foam, cream or gel], or male partner sterilization throughout the study. 7. Age at study entry ≥1 year. 8. Previous platelet transfusions are permitted, as long as the subject has a platelet count ≥50,000/μL without transfusion support for at least 1 week. 9. Subjects must have a minimum pulse oximetry measurement of at least 94% at baseline. 10. An absolute neutrophil count ≥750/μL without growth factor for 5 days. 11. Liver function parameter results: total bilirubin ≤1.5 × upper limit of normal for age, and serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (alanine aminotransferase) [SGPT (ALT)] and serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (aspartate aminotransferase) [SGOT (AST)] <3 × upper limit of normal (note that for ALT, the upper limit of normal for all sites is defined as 45 U/L). 12. Normal thyroid function as measured by T4 and TSH or have abnormal results that are not considered clinically important by the Investigator or may be receiving levothyroxine. 13. Cardiac Function: Ejection fraction (≥55%) documented by echocardiogram within 1 month prior to Visit 1 (baseline). 14. Karnofsky Performance Status (for subjects >16 years of age) or the Lansky Performance Status Performance Status (for subjects 1 to 16 years of age) ≥50%. 15. Full recovery from the toxic effects of any prior therapy.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Evidence of non-avid iobenguane lesions on iobenguane (123I) scan including soft tissue disease on CT/MRI that is not iobenguane-avid. 2. Subjects with primary refractory disease. 3. Subjects within 5 half-lives after any antibody-based immunotherapy, or have not recovered from effects of any biologic therapy. 4. Subjects that are refractory to the prior treatment regimen. 5. Subjects <12 weeks after myeloablative therapy with autologous stem cell transplant. 6. Subjects who have had an allogeneic stem cell treatment less than 4 months from Visit 1 are excluded. Those who have received allogeneic stem cell treatment more than 4 months from Visit 1 must have recovered and have no active graft versus host disease (GVHD) to be eligible. 7. History of local radiation therapy within the last 3 months. 8. History of total body irradiation. 9. Subjects do not have adequate renal function defined as adjusted serum creatinine ≥1.5 × upper limit of normal for sex and age. 10. Subjects who are on hemodialysis. 11. Pregnancy or breastfeeding. 12. Significant active infections including active hepatitis B, or hepatitis C infection, or known infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (testing for HIV is not required prior to study entry). 13. Clinically important cardiac, pulmonary, and hepatic impairment.
Drug: 131I-MIBG
Neuroblastoma, Neoplasms, Neuroectodermal Tumors, Brain and Nervous System
Iobenguane Avid High-risk Neuroblastoma, 3-Iodobenzylguanidine, Radiopharmaceutical
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Study of Intrathecal Administration of Onasemnogene Abeparvovec-xioi for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (STRONG)

The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of intrathecal administration of onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi in infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with 3 copies of SMN2 and deletion of SMN1.
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Susan Iannaccone
13463
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6 Months to 60 Months old
Phase 1
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NCT03381729
STU 062016-082
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Key Inclusion Criteria
• Patients ≥6 months and up to 60 months (1800 days) of age at time of dosing following diagnostic confirmation during screening period by genotype who demonstrate the ability to sit unassisted for 10 or more seconds but cannot stand or walk
• Diagnostic confirmation by genotype includes lab documentation of homozygous absence of SMN1 exon 7; with exactly three copies of SMN2
• Negative gene testing for SMN2 gene modifier mutation (c.859G>C)
• Onset of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at < 12 months of age
• Able to sit independently and not standing or walking independently. Definition of sitting independently is defined by the World Health Organization Multicentre Growth Reference Study (WHO-MGRS) criteria of being able to sit up unsupported with head erect for at least 10 seconds. Child should not use arms or hands to balance body or support position (Wijnhoven 2004)
• Be up-to-date on childhood vaccines that include palivizumab prophylaxis (also known as Synagis) to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections are also recommended in accordance with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP 2009) Key Exclusion Criteria
• Current or historical ability to stand or walk independently
• Contraindications for spinal tap procedure or administration of intrathecal therapy or presence of an implanted shunt for the drainage of CSF or an implanted central venous (CNS) catheter
• Severe contractures as determined by designated Physical Therapist(s) at screening that interfere with either the ability to attain/demonstrate functional measures or interferes with ability to receive intrathecal (IT) dosing
• Severe scoliosis (defined as ≥ 50° curvature of spine) evident on X-ray examination
• Previous, planned or expected scoliosis repair surgery/procedure within 1 year of dose administration
• Use of invasive ventilatory support (tracheotomy with positive pressure) or pulse oximetry < 95% saturation at screening while the patient is awake, or for high altitudes > 1000 m, oxygen saturation < 92% while the patient is awake
• Pulse oximetry saturation must not decrease ≥ four (4) percentage points between screening and highest value on day of dosing
• Use or requirement of non-invasive ventilatory support for 12 or more hours daily over the two (2) weeks prior to dosing
• Medical necessity for a gastric feeding tube, where the majority of feedings are given by non-oral methods (i.e., nasogastric tube or nasojejunal tube) or patients whose weight-for-age falls below the 3rd percentile based on WHO Child Growth Standards (Onis 2006). Placement of a permanent gastrostomy prior to screening is not an exclusion
• Use or requirement of non-invasive ventilatory support for 12 or more hours daily over the two (2) weeks prior to dosing
• Medical necessity for a gastric feeding tube, where the majority of feedings are given by non-oral methods or patients whose weight-for-age falls below the 3rd percentile based on WHO Child Growth Standards (Onis 2006). Placement of a permanent gastrostomy prior to screening is not an exclusion
• Active viral infection (includes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or serology positive for hepatitis B or C, or Zika virus)
• Serious non-respiratory tract illness requiring systemic treatment and/or hospitalization within two (2) weeks prior to study entry
• Respiratory infection requiring medical attention, medical intervention or increase in supportive care of any manner within four (4) weeks prior to study entry
• Severe non-pulmonary/respiratory tract infection within four (4) weeks before study dosing or concomitant illness that in the opinion of the Principal Investigator (PI) creates unnecessary risks for gene transfer such as:
• Major renal or hepatic impairment
• Known seizure disorder
• Diabetes mellitus
• Idiopathic hypocalciuria
• Symptomatic cardiomyopathy
• History of bacterial meningitis or brain or spinal cord disease, including tumors, or abnormalities by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) that would interfere with the lumbar puncture (LP) procedures or CSF circulation
• Known allergy or hypersensitivity to prednisolone or other glucocorticosteroids or their excipients
• Known allergy or hypersensitivity to iodine or iodine-containing products
• Concomitant use of any of the following: drugs for treatment of myopathy or neuropathy, agents used to treat diabetes mellitus, or ongoing immunosuppressive therapy, plasmapheresis, immunomodulators such as adalimumab, or immunosuppressive therapy within 3 months of study dosing
• Inability to withhold use of laxatives or diuretics in the 24 hours prior to dose administration
• Anti-AAV9 antibody titers >1:50 as determined by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) binding immunoassay
• Should a potential patient demonstrate anti AAV9 antibody titer > 1:50, he or she may receive retesting within 30 days of the screening period and will be eligible to participate if the anti AAV9 antibody titer upon retesting is ≤ 1:50
• Clinically significant abnormal laboratory values (GGT, ALT, and AST, or total bilirubin > 2 × ULN, creatinine ≥ 1.0 mg/dL, hemoglobin [Hgb] < 8 or > 18 g/dL; white blood cell [WBC] > 20,000 per cmm) prior to gene replacement therapy. Patients with an elevated bilirubin level that is unequivocally the result of neonatal jaundice shall not be excluded
• Participation in recent SMA treatment clinical trial or receipt of an investigational or approved compound product or therapy received with the intent to treat SMA at any time prior to screening for this study
• Oral beta agonists must be discontinued 30 days prior to dosing.
• Inhaled albuterol specifically prescribed for the purposes of respiratory (bronchodilator) management is acceptable and not a contraindication at any time prior to screening for this study
• Expectation of major surgical procedures during the 1-year study assessment period
Biological: Onasemnogene Abeparvovec-xioi
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Gene Transfer, Gene Therapy, Adeno-associated virus, Survival Motor Neuron, SMN, AAV9
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Risk-Adapted Therapy for Young Children With Embryonal Brain Tumors, Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, High Grade Glioma or Ependymoma

RATIONALE: In this study a combination of anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapy) is used to treat brain tumors in young children. Using chemotherapy gives the brain more time to develop before radiation is given. The chemotherapy in this study includes the drug methotrexate. This drug was an important part of the two clinical trials which resulted in the best survival results for children less than 3 years of age with medulloblastoma. Most patients treated on this trial will also receive radiation which is carefully targeted to the area of the tumor. This type of radiation (focal conformal or proton beam radiotherapy) may result in fewer problems with thinking and learning than radiation to the whole brain and spinal cord. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well giving combination chemotherapy together with radiation therapy works in treating young patients with newly diagnosed central nervous system tumors.
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Daniel Bowers
10760
All
up to 5 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00602667
STU 032011-138
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Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed CNS tumors of any of the following :
• Medulloblastoma (all histologic subtypes, including medullomyoblastoma and melanotic medulloblastoma)
• Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) (including CNS neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma, medulloepithelioma, and ependymoblastoma)
• Pineoblastoma
• Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT)
• Choroid plexus carcinoma
• High grade glioma (including anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, anaplastic ganglioglioma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with anaplastic features, high-grade astroblastoma , anaplastic pilocytic astrocytoma, malignant glioneuronal tumor, glioblastoma multiforme), or gliosarcoma,
• Ependymoma (including all ependymoma histological variants)
• Age < 3 years at time of diagnosis for all histological diagnosis. Medulloblastoma patients ≥ 3 and < 5years old at diagnosis who have non-metastatic disease with no more than 1cm2 of residual tumor are also eligible.
• Meets criteria for 1 of the following risk groups:
• Low-risk group:
• Histologically confirmed nodular desmoplastic medulloblastoma, including medulloblastoma with extensive nodularity
• Focal areas of anaplasia or other atypical features suggesting more aggressive phenotype in a tumor otherwise considered nodular desmoplastic should be treated on the intermediate-risk group, with final risk stratification at the discretion of principal investigator and study pathologist
• No evidence of CNS metastasis 7 to 28 days after surgery by MRI and cytologic examination of lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
• Ventricular CSF from a shunt or Ommaya reservoir may be used to rule out M1 disease when lumbar puncture is medically contraindicated
• Intermediate-risk group assignment when there is no other evidence of metastasis and CSF sampling is not possible
• Gross total resection, defined as residual tumor or imaging abnormality (not definitive for residual tumor) with a size of < 1 cm2 confirmed on postoperative CT scan or MRI
• Brain stem invasion by the tumor in the absence of imaging evidence of residual tumor (tumor size < 1 cm2) and otherwise meets criteria for the low-risk group, the patient will be classified as low-risk
• Desmoplastic medulloblastoma patients who are ≥3 -<5 years of age will NOT be eligible for the low risk arm of the protocol.
• Intermediate-risk group:
• Histologically confirmed nodular desmoplastic medulloblastoma with less than gross total resection and no evidence of metastasis
• Any eligible histologic diagnosis other than desmoplastic medulloblastoma with no evidence of CNS metastasis
• Medulloblastoma patients who are ≥3 and < 5 yrs of age irrespective of histology and with no evidence of CNS metastasis
• High-risk group:
• Any eligible histologic diagnosis with evidence of CNS metastasis
• Patients with extraneural metastasis are eligible for treatment on the high-risk group PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
• Lansky performance status ≥ 30 (except for posterior fossa syndrome)
• WBC > 2,000/mm3
• Platelets > 50,000/mm3 (without support)
• Hemoglobin > 8 g/dL (with or without support)
• ANC > 500/mm3
• Serum creatinine < 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
• ALT < 5 times ULN
• Total bilirubin < 3 times ULN PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
• See Disease Characteristics
• No more than 31 days since prior definitive surgery
• No prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy other than corticosteroid therapy
Drug: Induction Chemotherapy, Drug: Low-Risk Therapy, Drug: High-Risk Therapy, Drug: Intermediate-Risk Therapy
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors, Brain and Nervous System
untreated childhood medulloblastoma, untreated childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor, untreated childhood pineoblastoma, childhood atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, childhood choroid plexus tumor, childhood high grade glioma, newly diagnosed childhood ependymoma
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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A Study of Galcanezumab (LY2951742) in Participants 6 to 17 Years of Age With Episodic Migraine (REBUILD-1)

The main purpose of this study is to evaulate the efficacy and safety of galcanezumab in participants 6 to 17 years of age for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine. The primary objective is to demonstrate the superiority of galcanezumab versus placebo in the reduction of monthly migraine headache days across the 3-month double-blind treatment period.
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Eric Remster
150068
All
6 Years to 17 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03432286
STU 072018-085
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Have a diagnosis of migraine with or without aura as defined by the IHS ICHD-3 guidelines (1.1 or 1.2 according to ICHD-3 [2018]), with a history of migraine headaches of at least 6 months prior to screening.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Participants who are taking, or are expected to take, therapeutic antibodies during the course of the study (adalimumab, infliximab, trastuzumab, bevacizumab, etc.). Prior use of therapeutic antibodies, other than antibodies to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) or its receptor, is allowed if that use was more than 12 months prior to baseline.
• Known hypersensitivity to multiple drugs, monoclonal antibodies or other therapeutic proteins, or to galcanezumab or its excipients.
• Current use or prior exposure to galcanezumab, another CGRP antibody, or CGRP receptor antibody, including those who have previously completed or withdrawn from this study or any other study investigating a CGRP antibody.
• History of persistent daily headache, cluster headache or migraine subtypes including hemiplegic (sporadic or familial) migraine and migraine with brainstem aura (previously basilar-type migraine) as defined by IHS ICHD-3.
• History of significant head or neck injury within 6 months prior to screening; or traumatic head injury at any time that is associated with significant change in the quality or frequency of their headaches, including new onset of migraine following traumatic head injury.
• Participants with a known history of intracranial tumors or developmental malformations including Chiari malformations.
Drug: Galcanezumab, Drug: Placebo
Episodic Migraine
pediatric, children, prevention, prophylaxis, headache, pediatric migraine
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Modafinil in Treating Children With Memory and Attention Problems Caused by Cancer Treatment for a Brain Tumor

RATIONALE: Modafinil may help improve memory, attention, and fatigue caused by cancer treatment. PURPOSE: This phase II randomized trial studies how well modafinil works in treating children with memory and attention problems caused by cancer treatment for a brain tumor.
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Naomi Winick
18066
All
6 Years to 19 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01381718
STU 022012-021
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INCLUSION CRITERIA:
• Age ≥ 6 years and ≤ 18 years 10 months at the time of study entry (so that participants will be < 19 at the 6 week evaluation, which is the upper age limit for which the included instruments are valid).
• Diagnosis of a primary brain tumor treated with at least one of the following: 1. neurosurgical resection of the brain tumor; 2. cranial irradiation; or 3. any chemotherapy to treat the brain tumor.
• Off-treatment and progression-free for at least 12 months and ≤ 14 years. Treatment cessation is defined as the final dose of chemotherapy, the last dose (fraction) of radiation or date of surgery, whichever occurred last.
• Parent/Legal Guardian and child able to read English or Spanish.
• Vision and hearing (eyeglasses and/or hearing aid permissible) sufficient for valid test administration and cooperation with examinations.
• Availability of a reliable parent or legal guardian who is willing and able to complete all of the outcome measures and fulfill the requirements of the study, including administration of medications and accompanying the participant to all study visits.
• Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test result and must agree to use a medically acceptable method of contraception throughout the entire study period and for 30 days after the last dose of study drug.
• Childbearing potential is defined as girls who are >Tanner stage 2, except for those who have documented pan pituitary insufficiency or other hormonal state incompatible with pregnancy.
• Urine pregnancy tests are acceptable. EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
• Off treatment > 14 years
• Inability to perform the testing procedure (for example, because of aphasia, motor deficits affecting the dominant hand, or IQ < 70)
• Known cardiac disorders including arrhythmias, hypertension requiring treatment or structural heart disease
• Diagnosis of narcolepsy, sick sinus syndrome, arrhythmia or prolonged QTc
• History of stroke or head injury associated with loss of consciousness within 12 months of registration
• History of grade 2 depression or anxiety or treatment with antidepressants, antipsychotics or MAO inhibitors within 30 days of registration
• Concurrent treatment with any medications or substances that are potent inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4, hepatic enzyme inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAEDs),or other drugs known to affect the metabolism of modafinil. Examples include but are not limited to itraconazole, ketoconazole, doxycycline, rifampin, St. John's wort, phenytoin, phenobarbital, diazepam, tricyclic antidepressants.
• If patients were previously taking, EIAEDs, they must be off for > 2 weeks prior to study enrollment.
• Treatment with other stimulant medications within 14 days of registration; however, a diagnosis of ADHD does NOT exclude a child from participation
• Participants with known hypersensitivity to modafinil, armodafinil or any of its components
Drug: modafinil, Other: placebo
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors, Fatigue, Neurotoxicity, Cognitive/Functional Effects, Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment, Brain and Nervous System
childhood brain tumor, neurotoxicity, fatigue, cognitive/functional effects, psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Neuromuscular Blockade in Patients With Severe Renal Impairment

This study is intended to be a single-site, prospective, randomized, double-blinded study that intends to enroll a total of 60 patients with severe renal impairment undergoing surgery with general endotracheal anesthesia at Parkland Hospital. Patients will be randomized to receive either neostigmine (for reversal of cisatracurium) or sugammadex (for reversal of rocuronium). A standardized anesthetic protocol that is usual and customary for the type of operation the patient is having will be provided to the anesthesia teams of enrolled subjects. The remainder of the anesthetic care of the subject will not deviate from the standard of care. All patients will be monitored with continuous pulse oximetry postoperatively for 24 hours.
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Tiffany Moon
66760
All
18 Years to 80 Years old
Phase 2
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03904550
STU-2018-0411
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Inclusion Criteria:

• 18-80 years old
• Severe renal impairment (CrCl < 30 mL/min)
• Undergoing non-emergent surgery that requires neuromuscular blockade
• Planned extubation in the operating room immediately after surgery
• American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification 3 to 4
• Willing and able to consent in English or Spanish
• No personal history of neuromuscular disease
Exclusion Criteria:

• Age less than 18 or older than 80
• Patient does not speak English or Spanish
• Planned postoperative intubation/ventilation
• Allergy to sugammadex, neostigmine, glycopyrrolate, cisatracurium, or rocuronium
• Family or personal history of malignant hyperthermia
• Patient refusal
• Pregnant or nursing women
• "Stat" (emergent) cases
• Pre-existing muscle weakness of any etiology
• Patients on toremifene (a selective estrogen receptor modulator)
• Women on oral contraceptives who do not wish to use a non-hormonal method of contraception for 7 days following surgery
Drug: Cisatracurium + Neostigmine, Drug: Rocuronium + Sugammadex
Neuromuscular Blockade, Renal Impairment
Children’s Health
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A Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Long-term SOBI003 Treatment in Pediatric MPS IIIA Patients

MPS IIIA, also known as Sanfilippo A, is an inherited lysosomal storage disease (LSD). MPS IIIA is caused by a deficiency in sulfamidase, one of the enzymes involved in the lysosomal degradation of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) heparan sulfate (HS). The natural course of MPS IIIA is characterized by devastating neurodegeneration with initially mild somatic involvement. The aim of the present study is to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of long-term SOBI003 treatment. SOBI003 is a chemically modified recombinant human (rh) Sulfamidase developed as an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT).
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Luis Umana Franco
150802
All
18 Months to 78 Months old
Phase 1/Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03811028
STU-2019-0796
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Completion of study SOBI003-001
• Informed consent obtained from the patient´s legally authorized representative
Exclusion Criteria:

• If, in the opinion of the investigator, there are patient specific safety concerns that contraindicates further treatment with SOBI003
Drug: SOBI003
Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A (MPS IIIA)
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Dabrafenib Combined With Trametinib After Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly-Diagnosed High-Grade Glioma

This phase II trial studies how well the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib works after radiation therapy in children and young adults with high grade glioma who have a genetic change called BRAF V600 mutation. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and reduce the size of tumors. Dabrafenib and trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking BRAF and MEK, respectively, which are enzymes that tumor cells need for their growth. Giving dabrafenib with trametinib after radiation therapy may work better than treatments used in the past in patients with newly-diagnosed BRAF V600-mutant high-grade glioma.
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Daniel Bowers
10760
All
3 Years to 25 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03919071
STU-2019-1457
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Inclusion Criteria:

• PRE-ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY SCREENING (STEP 0): Patient is suspected of having localized newly-diagnosed HGG, excluding metastatic disease
• PRE-ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY SCREENING (STEP 0): Patient and/or their parents or legal guardians have signed informed consent for eligibility screening on APEC14B1 Part A.
• PRE-ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY SCREENING (STEP 0): Specimens obtained at the time of diagnostic biopsy must be submitted through APEC14B1 as soon as possible (ASAP), preferably within 13 calendar days of the procedure.
• Patients must be >= 3 years and =< 21 years of age at the time of enrollment
• Patients must have eligibility confirmed by Rapid Central Pathology and Molecular Screening Reviews performed on APEC14B1
• Newly diagnosed high-grade glioma with BRAFV600-mutation
• Positive or negative results for H3 K27M by immunohistochemistry (IHC)
• Histologically confirmed high-grade glioma (World Health Organization [WHO] grade III or IV) including but not limited to: anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (aPXA), anaplastic gangliogliomas (aGG), glioblastoma (GB), and high-grade astrocytoma, not otherwise specified (NOS)
• Patients must have had histologic verification of a high-grade glioma diagnosis. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology by lumbar puncture must be done if clinically indicated and determined to be safe prior to study enrollment. If cytology proves positive, the patient would be considered to have metastatic disease and would, therefore, be ineligible.
• A pre- and post-operative brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast and a baseline spine MRI with contrast must be obtained prior to enrollment. The requirement for a post-operative MRI is waived for patients who undergo biopsy only. If the spine MRI is positive, the patient would be considered to have metastatic disease and would be ineligible.
• Patients must have a performance status corresponding to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scores of 0, 1, or 2. Use Karnofsky for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky for patients =< 16 years of age.
• Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1000/uL (within 7 days prior to enrollment).
• Platelet count >= 100,000/uL (transfusion independent) (within 7 days prior to enrollment).
• Hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dL (may receive red blood cell [RBC] transfusions) (within 7 days prior to enrollment).
• Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 (within 7 days prior to enrollment) or
• A serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows (within 7 days prior to enrollment):
• Age 3 to < 6 years (Male 0.8 mg/dL, Female 0.8 mg/dL)
• Age 6 to < 10 years (Male 1 mg/dL, Female 1 mg/dL)
• Age 10 to < 13 years (Male 1.2 mg/dL, Female 1.2 mg/dL)
• Age 13 to 16 < years (Male 1.5 mg/dL, Female 1.4 mg/dL)
• Age >= 16 years (Male 1.7 mg/dL, Female 1.4 mg/dL)
• Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age (within 7 days prior to enrollment), and
• Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 135 U/L (within 7 days prior to enrollment). For the purpose of this study, the ULN for SGPT is 45 U/L.
• Patients with a seizure disorder may be enrolled if their seizures are well controlled while on non-enzyme inducing anticonvulsants permitted on this study.
• Patients must be enrolled and protocol therapy must be projected to begin no later than 31 days after definitive surgery (day 0). If a biopsy only was performed, the biopsy date will be considered the date of definitive surgery. For patients who have a biopsy or incomplete resection at diagnosis followed by additional surgery, the date of the last resection will be considered the date of definitive surgery.
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent.
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with intrinsic brainstem or primary spinal cord tumors will be excluded.
• Patients with metastatic disease (defined as neuraxis dissemination either by imaging or by cytology) will be excluded.
• Patients must not have received any prior tumor-directed therapy including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or bone marrow transplant for the treatment of HGG other than surgical intervention and/or corticosteroids.
• Previous treatment with dabrafenib or another RAF inhibitor, trametinib or another MEK inhibitor, or an ERK inhibitor.
• Patients with a history of a malignancy with confirmed activating RAS mutation.
• History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to dabrafenib, trametinib, and their excipients.
• Uncontrolled medical conditions (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver disease, or uncontrolled infection), psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical conditions that do not permit compliance with the protocol; or unwillingness or inability to follow the procedures required in the protocol.
• Presence of active gastrointestinal (GI) disease or other condition (e.g., small bowel or large bowel resection) that will interfere significantly with the absorption of drugs.
• History of hepatitis B virus, or hepatitis C virus infection (patients with laboratory evidence of cleared hepatitis B virus and/or hepatitis C virus may be enrolled).
• History or current diagnosis of cardiac disease indicating significant risk of safety for patients participating in the study such as uncontrolled or significant cardiac disease, including any of the following:
• Recent myocardial infarction (within the last 6 months);
• Uncontrolled congestive heart failure;
• Unstable angina (within last 6 months);
• Clinically significant (symptomatic) or known, uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias (e.g., sustained ventricular tachycardia, and clinically significant second or third degree atrioventricular [AV] block without a pacemaker) except sinus arrhythmia within the past 24 weeks prior to the first dose of study treatment;
• Coronary angioplasty or stenting (within last 6 months);
• Intra-cardiac defibrillators;
• Abnormal cardiac valve morphology (>= grade 2) documented by echocardiogram.
• Patients with a history or current evidence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or central serous retinopathy (CSR), or predisposing factors to RVO or CSR (e.g., uncontrolled glaucoma or ocular hypertension).
• Patients with presence of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis.
• Female patients who are pregnant are ineligible since there is yet no available information regarding human fetal or teratogenic toxicities.
• Lactating females are not eligible unless they have agreed not to breastfeed their infants for the duration of the study and for 4 months following discontinuation of study therapy.
• Female patients of childbearing potential are not eligible unless a negative pregnancy test result has been obtained.
• Sexually active patients of reproductive potential (male or female) are not eligible unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of their study participation and for 4 months following discontinuation of study therapy. Male patients (including those who have had a vasectomy) taking dabrafenib and trametinib combination therapy must use a condom during intercourse while on study and for 16 weeks after stopping treatment, and should not father a child during these periods. Women of childbearing potential should use effective non-hormonal contraception during therapy and for 4 weeks following discontinuation of dabrafenib and at least 4 months following the last dose of trametinib in patients taking combination therapy. Women should be advised that dabrafenib may decrease the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives and an alternate method of contraception, such as barrier methods, should be used.
Drug: Dabrafenib Mesylate, Radiation: Radiation Therapy, Drug: Trametinib Dimethyl Sulfoxide
Glioblastoma, Malignant Glioma, Anaplastic Astrocytoma, Anaplastic Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma, Anaplastic Ganglioglioma, WHO Grade III Glioma, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Cladribine Tablets After Treatment With Natalizumab (CLADRINA)

The purpose of this study is to generate hypotheses regarding the safety, efficacy, and immunological impact of cladribine tablets after treatment with natalizumab in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (active SPMS).
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Olaf Stuve
58631
All
18 Years to 60 Years old
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04178005
STU-2019-1618
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Inclusion Criteria:
Patients who meet the following inclusion criteria will be eligible for enrollment in the study: 1. Age between 18 and 60 years, inclusive. 2. Diagnosis of relapsing forms of MS, to include RRMS and active SPMS, diagnosed with McDonald Criteria 2005, 2010, and/or 2017 (1-3) 3. EDSS 0
•5.5 (Functional system changes in cerebral (or mental) functions and in bowel and bladder functions not used in determining EDSS for protocol eligibility). 4. Has had a minimum of 12 months of continuous natalizumab therapy (300 mg/d), including patients receiving extended interval dosing of natalizumab (e.g., less frequently than every-4-week infusion). 5. Negative history for any relapses at least 28 days prior to enrollment. 6. Weighing between 40 kilograms or more. 7. Female subjects of childbearing potential must use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy for 4 weeks before initiation of cladribine tablets and must agree to continue to practice adequate contraception for at least 6 months after the last dose. Women using systemically acting hormonal contraceptives should add a barrier method during cladribine treatment and for at least 4 weeks after the last dose in each treatment year. 8. Female subjects must not be pregnant; female subjects must not be lactating or breast-feeding at least 10 days after the last dose. 9. Male subjects must be willing to use a condom during dosing and for six months after the last dose. Alternatively, their female partner must use another form of contraception (such as an intra-uterine device [IUD], barrier method with spermicide, or hormonal contraceptive [e.g., implant, injectable, patch or oral]) during dosing and for six months after last dose. 10. Understands and is capable of following through with study protocol requirements and assessments. 11. Willing to provide voluntary and informed consent based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Exclusion Criteria:
Patients who meet any of the following exclusion criteria will not be eligible for enrollment in the study: 1. Natalizumab failure based on clinician's discretion. 2. Not active progressive MS (4). 3. A diagnosis of PML or any suspicion of PML. 4. A diagnosis of Clinically Isolated Syndrome 5. Known hypersensitivity to cladribine. 6. Any prior exposure to cladribine. 7. Lymphocyte count not within normal limits of the local, hospital laboratory. 8. Previous or current exposure to mitoxantrone, azathioprine, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, myelosuppressive treatments, total lymphoid irradiation. 9. Receiving oral or systemic corticosteroid treatments within the 28 days prior to enrollment. 10. Receiving cytokine base treatment, Intra Venous Immuno Globulin (IVIG) or Plasma pheresis, 3 months prior to enrollment in the study. 11. Having platelet count or neutrophil count below the lower limit of the normal range within the 28 days prior to enrollment in the study. 12. Positive for HIV, or positive hepatitis C antibody test or hepatitis B surface antigen test and/or core antibody test for IgG and/or IgM. 13. History of tuberculosis (TB), presence of active tuberculosis, or latent tuberculosis as detected by local standard of practice like imaging (e.g., chest X-ray, chest CT scan, MRI) and/or positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold test and/or skin test and/or clinical examination or has had latent TB disease at any time in the past. 14. Immunocompromised subjects, including subjects currently receiving immunosuppressive or myelosuppressive therapy with, e.g., monoclonal antibodies, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine or azathioprine, or chronic use of corticosteroids. 15. Active malignancy or history of malignancy. 16. Received a live vaccine within 6 weeks prior to cladribine tablet administration or intends to receive a live vaccination during the trial. After the last dose of cladribine tablets, the subject should avoid live vaccine as long as the subject's white blood cell counts are not within normal limits. 17. Allergy or hypersensitivity to gadolinium and/or any other contraindication to perform an MRI. 18. Has any renal condition that would preclude the administration of gadolinium (e.g. acute or chronic severe renal insufficiency (GFR < 30 mL/min/1.73m2) -
Drug: Cladribine
Multiple Sclerosis
UT Southwestern
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31P-MRS Imaging to Assess the Effects of CNM-Au8 on Impaired Neuronal Redox State in Multiple Sclerosis (REPAIR-MS)

REPAIR-MS is a single-center open label, sequential group, investigator and patient blinded study to assess the CNS metabolic effects, safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of CNM-Au8 in patients who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) within fifteen (15) years of Screening. The primary endpoint is the ratio of the oxidized to reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+:NADH) measured non-invasively by 31phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS).
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Benjamin Greenberg
105091
All
18 Years to 55 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03993171
STU-2019-0992
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. At least 18 years of age and up to 55 years (inclusive) of age at Baseline. 2. Clinical diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who have had Relapsing MS (RMS) no longer than 15 years from diagnosis. 3. Stable treatment with natalizumab for at least the prior six (6) months. 4. Stable disease activity over the prior six (6) months. 5. All hematological parameters and biochemical parameters deemed stable or transient in nature. 6. Able to understand and give written informed consent.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Patients with a clinical relapse requiring systemic steroid treatment within the prior six (6) months. 2. Patients treated with any other MS therapy other than natalizumab; or treated with clemastine fumarate. 3. Patients with a history of significant other major medical condition that may interfere with the conduct of the study or interpretation of the study results. 4. Patients who may have difficulty complying with the protocol and/or study procedures. 5. Patient with clinically significant abnormalities in hematology, blood chemistry, ECG, or physical examination not resolved by the Baseline visit which according to Investigator can interfere with study participation. 6. Patients with clinically significant hepatic or renal dysfunction or clinical laboratory findings that would limit the interpretability of change in liver or kidney function, or those with low platelet counts (< 150 x 109 per liter) or eosinophilia (absolute eosinophil count of ≥500 eosinophils per microliter). 7. Patients with a prior history of, or positive serological assay for the presence of HIV infection, or laboratory evidence of active or chronic infection with hepatitis C (HCV) or hepatitis B (HBV). 8. Patients participating in any other investigational drug trial or using an investigational drug (within 12 weeks prior to screening and thereafter) 9. Positive screen for drugs of abuse or known alcohol abuse. 10. Females who are pregnant, have a positive pregnancy test, are nursing, or who plan to get pregnant during the course of this clinical trial or within 6 months of the end of this trial. 11. Women of child-bearing potential, or men, who are unwilling or unable to use accepted methods of birth control during the study and for 6 months following completion of study participation. 12. Patients with implanted metal objects in their body that may be affected by an MRI procedure. 13. Patients who are claustrophobic or otherwise unlikely to be able to complete the MRI scanning procedures. 14. Patients with a history of gold allergy. 15. Patient is considered a suicide risk in the opinion of the Investigator, has previously made a suicide attempt, or is currently demonstrating active suicidal ideation. 16. Any active ophthalmological cause for retinal damage other than MS or based on the Investigator's judgment any other ophthalmic diseases that would confound the study results or optical coherence tomography assessment. 17. PRN use of stimulant medications including: amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine, methylphenidate, or modafinil.
Drug: gold nanocrystals
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, Brain and Nervous System
neurodegeneration, gold, nanoparticle, NAD+, redox, 31P-MRS, multiple sclerosis, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, nanocrystal, NADH
UT Southwestern
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Compatibility of C7 With Ketogenic Diet in Patients Diagnosed With G1D

To explore triheptanoin (C7 oil) compatibility with the ketogenic diet by evaluating EEG, and seizure rate, glycemia and ketosis in proven G1D patients receiving a ketogenic diet.
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Juan Pascual
85158
All
30 Months to 35 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03301532
STU 102015-091
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Diagnosis of glucose transporter type 1 deficiency (G1D), confirmed by clinical genotyping at a CLIA-certified laboratory.
• Stable on ketogenic diet at 2.5:1 to 4:1 ratio (i.e., no changes in ratio will have taken place for 2 months). The initiation of a ketogenic diet is previous to
•and thus is not part of this study.
• Males and females 30 months to 35 years and 11 months old inclusive.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Subjects with evidence of independent, unrelated metabolic and/or genetic disease.
• Subjects with a chronic gastrointestinal disorder, such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease, or colitis that could increase the subject's risk of developing diarrhea or stomach pain.
• Subjects with a BMI (body mass index) greater than or equal to 30.
• Subjects currently not on ketogenic diet.
• Women who are pregnant or breast feeding may not participate. Women who plan to become pregnant during the course of the study, or who are unwilling to use birth control to prevent pregnancy (including abstinence) may not participate. Females age 10 and over will be asked to provide a urine sample for a pregnancy test via dipstick. Subjects will be asked to agree to abstinence or another form of birth control for the duration of the study.
• Allergy/sensitivity to C7
• Previous use of triheptanoin less than 1 month prior to study initiation.
• Treatment with medium chain triglycerides in the last 24 hours.
• Subjects exhibiting signs of dementia, or diagnosed with any degenerative brain disorder (such as Alzheimer's disease) that would confound assessment of cognitive changes, in the opinion of the investigator.
• Active drug or alcohol use or dependence that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements.
• Inability or unwillingness of subject or legal guardian/representative to give written informed consent, or assent for children age 10-17,
• Addition of a new antiseizure drug in the previous 3 months.
Drug: Triheptanoin
GLUT1DS1
G1D, glucose, transporter
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Eflornithine (DFMO) and Etoposide for Relapsed/Refractory Neuroblastoma

Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) will be used in an open label, multicenter, study in combination with etoposide for subjects with relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma.
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Tanya Watt
128737
All
up to 31 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04301843
STU-2020-1293
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Inclusion Criteria:

• All patients must have a pathologically confirmed diagnosis of neuroblastoma, ≤ 30.99 years of age with history of relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma.
• All patients must have completed upfront therapy with at least 4 cycles of aggressive multi-drug chemotherapy.
• Specific Criteria by Arm: Arms 1 and 2: Subjects with no active disease: i. No evidence of residual disease by CT/MRI and MIBG scan (or PET for patients who have a history of MIBG non-avid disease). o Note: Patients with residual masses detected by CT/MRI may be considered in CR if their MIBG is negative or if MIBG positive and evaluated by PET and found to have negative PET scans; biopsy confirmation may be considered if there is still reasonable concern for persistent disease but is not required. ii. No evidence of disease metastatic to bone marrow. Arm 3: Measurable or evaluable disease, including at least one of the following: Measurable tumor by CT or MRI; or a positive MIBG and PET; or positive bone marrow biopsy/aspirate in at least one site.
• Timing from prior therapy: Enrollment (first dose of DFMO) no later than 60 days from last dose of the most recent therapy.
• Subjects must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior anti- cancer chemotherapy and be within the following timelines: 1. Myelosuppressive chemotherapy: Must not have received within 2 weeks of enrollment onto this study (6 weeks if prior nitrosourea). 2. Hematopoietic growth factors: At least 5 days since the completion of therapy with a growth factor. 3. Biologic (anti-neoplastic agent): At least 7 days since the completion of therapy with a biologic agent. For agents that have known adverse events occurring beyond 7 days after administration, this period must be extended beyond the time during which adverse events are known to occur. The duration of this interval must be discussed with the Study Chair. 4. Immunotherapy: At least 6 weeks since the completion of any type of immunotherapy, e.g. tumor vaccines, CAR-T cells. 5. Anti-GD2 Monoclonal antibodies: At least 2 weeks must have elapsed since prior treatment with a monoclonal antibody. 6. XRT: At least 14 days since the last treatment except for radiation delivered with palliative intent to a non-target site. 7. Stem Cell Transplant: 1. Allogeneic: No evidence of active graft vs. host disease 2. Allo/Auto: ≥ 2 months must have elapsed since transplant. 8. MIBG Therapy: At least 8 weeks since treatment with MIBG therapy
• Subjects must have a Lansky or Karnofsky Performance Scale score of 60% or higher.
• Life expectancy > 2 months
• All clinical and laboratory studies for organ functions to determine eligibility must be performed within 7 days prior to first dose of study drug unless otherwise indicated below.
• Subjects must have adequate organ functions at the time of registration:
• Hematological: Total absolute neutrophil count ANC ≥750/μL
• Liver: Subjects must have adequate liver function as defined by AST and ALT <5x upper limit of normal (Normal=45), Bilirubin <1.5x upper limit normal (Normal=1.0). Normal PT, PTT, fibrinogen.
• Renal: Adequate renal function defined as (perform one of the following): Creatinine clearance or radioisotope GFR 70 mL/min/1.73 m2 or greater or a serum creatinine based on age/gender
• Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test. Patients of childbearing potential must agree to use an effective birth control method. Female patients who are lactating must agree to stop breast-feeding.
• Written informed consent in accordance with institutional and FDA guidelines must be obtained from all subjects (or patients' legal representative).
Exclusion Criteria:

• BSA of <0.25 m2.
• Subjects that received DFMO at a dose higher than 1000mg/m2 BID prior to this study are not eligible.
• Subjects that received a dose of DFMO in combination with etoposide are not eligible.
• Investigational Drugs: Subjects who are currently receiving another investigational drug are excluded from participation.
• Anti-cancer Agents: Subjects who are currently receiving other anticancer agents are not eligible. Subjects must have fully recovered from hematological and bone marrow suppression effects of prior chemotherapy.
• Infection: Subjects who have an uncontrolled infection are not eligible until the infection is judged to be well controlled in the opinion of the investigator.
• Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study, or in whom compliance is likely to be suboptimal, should be excluded.
Drug: Eflornithine
Neuroblastoma, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Response and Biology-Based Risk Factor-Guided Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Non-high Risk Neuroblastoma

This phase III trial studies how well response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy works in treating younger patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma. Sometimes a tumor may not need treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. Measuring biomarkers in tumor cells may help plan when effective treatment is necessary and what the best treatment is. Response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy may be effective in treating patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma and may help to avoid some of the risks and side effects related to standard treatment.
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Tanya Watt
128737
All
up to 18 Months old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02176967
STU 072014-062
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patients must be:
• < 12 months (< 365 days) of age at diagnosis with INRG stage L1; or
• < 18 months (< 547 days) of age at diagnosis with INRG stage L2 or stage Ms neuroblastoma/ganglioneuroblastoma
• Enrollment on ANBL00B1 or APEC14B1 is required for all newly diagnosed patients
• Patients must have newly diagnosed v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene neuroblastoma derived homolog (MYCN) non-amplified neuroblastoma (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology [ICD-O] morphology 9500/3) or MYCN non-amplified ganglioneuroblastoma verified by histology
• Patients must meet the specified criteria for one of the treatment groups defined below; genomic features include MYCN gene amplification, segmental chromosome aberrations (somatic copy number loss at 1p, 3p, 4p, or 11q or somatic copy number gain at 1q, 2p, or 17q) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) index
• "Favorable" genomic features are defined by one or more whole-chromosome gains or hyperdiploid tumor (DNA index > 1) in the absence of segmental chromosome aberrations as defined above
• "Unfavorable" genomic features are defined by the presence of any segmental chromosome aberration (somatic copy number loss at 1p, 3p, 4p, or 11q or somatic copy number gain at 1q, 2p, or 17q) or diploid tumor (DNA index = 1); this includes copy neutral loss of heterozygosity (LOH)
• Only patients with MYCN non-amplified tumors are eligible for this study
• Group A: patients < 12 months (< 365 days) of age with newly diagnosed INRG stage L1 neuroblastoma/ganglioneuroblastoma who meet the following criteria:
• Greatest tumor diameter < 5 cm of adrenal or non-adrenal origin
• Patients with non-adrenal primaries are eligible, but must have positive uptake on metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan or elevated catecholamine metabolites (urine or serum) to support the diagnosis of neuroblastoma
• No prior tumor resection or biopsy
• Group A will be further split into two subsets, which are mutually exclusive, for statistical purposes
• Group A1:
• > 6 months and < 12 months of age with an adrenal primary tumor < 5 cm in greatest diameter OR
• Patients less than 6 months of age with an adrenal primary tumor > 3.1 and < 5 cm in greatest diameter OR
• < 12 months of age with a non-adrenal primary site < 5 cm in greatest diameter
• Group A2: =< 6 months of age with an adrenal primary site and tumor =< 3.1 cm in greatest diameter.
• Group B: patients < 18 months (< 547 days) of age with newly diagnosed INRG stage L2 neuroblastoma/ganglioneuroblastoma who meet the following criteria:
• No life threatening symptoms or no impending neurologic or other organ function compromise (e.g. epidural or intraspinal tumors with existing or impending neurologic impairment, periorbital or calvarial-based lesions with existing or impending cranial nerve impairment, anatomic or mechanical compromise of critical organ function by tumor [abdominal compartment syndrome, urinary obstruction, etc.]); horner syndrome is not considered neurologic compromise
• No prior tumor resection, tumor biopsy ONLY
• Only patients with both favorable histology and favorable genomic features will remain on study as part of Group B; the institution will be notified of histologic and genomic results within 3 weeks of specimen submission on ANBL00B1 or APEC14B1
• Group C: patients < 18 months (< 547 days) of age with newly diagnosed INRG stage Ms neuroblastoma/ganglioneuroblastoma
• No prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy, with the exception of dexamethasone, which is allowed
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with MYCN amplified tumors are not eligible
• Group B and C patients who do not enroll on ANBL1232 within 4 weeks of definitive diagnostic procedure
• Group A and C patients, not required to undergo tumor biopsy, who do not enroll on ANBL1232 within 4 weeks of confirmatory imaging study
Drug: Carboplatin, Other: Clinical Observation, Drug: Cyclophosphamide, Drug: Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, Drug: Etoposide, Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis, Other: Pharmacological Study
Neuroblastoma, Ganglioneuroblastoma, Localized Resectable Neuroblastoma, Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Rituximab, Bendamustine Hydrochloride, and Bortezomib Followed by Rituximab and Lenalidomide in Treating Older Patients With Previously Untreated Mantle Cell Lymphoma

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Others interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bendamustine hydrochloride, also work in different ways to kill cancer cells or stop them from dividing. Bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Lenalidomide may stop the growth of mantle cell lymphoma by blocking blood flow to the cancer. It is not yet known whether giving rituximab together with bendamustine and bortezomib is more effective than rituximab and bendamustine, followed by rituximab alone or with lenalidomide in treating mantle cell lymphoma. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial studies rituximab, bortezomib, bendamustine, and lenalidomide in treating previously untreated older patients with mantle cell lymphoma.
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Prapti Patel
103509
All
60 Years to 120 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01415752
STU 112013-025
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DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
• Histologically confirmed untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), with documented cyclin D1 by immunohistochemical stains and/or t(11;14) by cytogenetics or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
• Patients must have at least one objective measurable disease parameter
• Abnormal PET scans will not constitute evaluable disease, unless verified by CT scan or other appropriate imaging
• Measurable disease in the liver is required if the liver is the only site of lymphoma
• Patient must have no CNS involvement PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
• ECOG performance status 0-2
• ANC ≥ 1,500/mcL (1.5 x 10^9/L)*
• Platelets ≥ 100,000/mcL (100 x 10^9/L)* NOTE: *Unless due to marrow involvement.
• AST/ALT ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
• Bilirubin ≤ 2 times ULN
• Calculated creatinine clearance by Cockroft-Gault formula ≥ 30 mL/min
• Women (sexually mature female) must not be pregnant or breast-feeding
• Negative pregnancy test
• Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males use an accepted and effective method of contraception
• Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a female of child-bearing potential, even if they have had a successful vasectomy
• All patients must be counseled at a minimum of every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure
• No evidence of prior malignancy except adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ cervical carcinoma, or any surgically or radiation-cured malignancy continuously disease free for ≥ 5 years so as not to interfere with interpretation of radiographic response
• Patient agrees that if randomized to Arms C or D, and proceed onto Arms G or H, they must register into the mandatory RevAssist® program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of RevAssist®
• Patients must have no medical contra-indications to, and be willing to take, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis as all patients registering to the lenalidomide/rituximab Arms G and H will be required to have DVT prophylaxis
• Patients randomized to Arms G or H who have a history of a thrombotic vascular event will be required to have therapeutic doses of low-molecular weight heparin or warfarin to maintain an INR between 2.0
•3.0
• Patients on Arms G and H without a history of a thromboembolic event are required to take a daily aspirin (81 mg or 325 mg) for DVT prophylaxis
• Patients who are unable to tolerate aspirin should receive low molecular weight heparin therapy or warfarin treatment
• Women must agree to abstain from donating blood during study participation and for at least 28 days after discontinuation from protocol treatment
• Males must agree to abstain from donating blood, semen, or sperm during study participation and for at least 28 days after discontinuation from protocol treatment
• HIV-positive patients are not excluded but, to enroll, must meet all of the below criteria:
• HIV is sensitive to antiretroviral therapy
• Must be willing to take effective antiretroviral therapy, if indicated
• No history of CD4 prior to or at the time of lymphoma diagnosis < 300 cells/mm³
• No history of AIDS-defining conditions
• If on antiretroviral therapy, must not be taking zidovudine or stavudine
• Must be willing to take prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) during therapy and until at least 2 months following the completion of therapy or until the CD4 cells recover to over 250 cells/mm³, whichever occurs later
• Patients must not have grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy
• Patients must not have NYHA Class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia
• Patients must not have hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol
• Patients must not have a serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with study participation PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
• No prior therapy for MCL, except < 1 week of steroid therapy for symptom control
• HIV-positive patients are not excluded, but to enroll, must meet all of the below criteria:
• Must be willing to take effective antiretroviral therapy if indicated
• If on antiretroviral therapy, must not be taking zidovudine or stavudine
• Patients must not be participating in any other clinical trial or taking any other experimental medications within 14 days prior to registration
Biological: rituximab, Drug: bendamustine hydrochloride, Drug: bortezomib, Drug: lenalidomide
Lymphoma, Neurotoxicity, Therapy-related Toxicity, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
neurotoxicity, therapy-related toxicity, contiguous stage II mantle cell lymphoma, noncontiguous stage II mantle cell lymphoma, stage I mantle cell lymphoma, stage III mantle cell lymphoma, stage IV mantle cell lymphoma
UT Southwestern
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A Study for Participants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Who Previously Participated in Nusinersen (ISIS 396443) Investigational Studies. (SHINE)

The primary objective is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of nusinersen (ISIS 396443) administered by intrathecal (IT) injection to participants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) who previously participated in investigational studies of nusinersen. The secondary objective is to examine the long-term efficacy of nusinersen administered by IT injection to participants with SMA who previously participated in investigational studies of nusinersen.
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Diana Castro
102470
All
Not specified
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02594124
STU 112015-059
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Signed informed consent of parent or guardian and signed informed assent of participant, if indicated per participant's age and institutional guidelines.
• Completion of the index study in accordance with the study protocol or as a result of Sponsor decision (e.g., early termination of the index study) within the preceding 16 weeks Key
Exclusion Criteria:

• Have any condition or worsening condition which in the opinion of the Investigator would make the participant unsuitable for enrollment, or could interfere with the participant participating in or completing the study
• Clinically significant abnormalities in hematology or clinical chemistry parameters or electrocardiogram (ECG), as assessed by the Site Investigator, at the Screening visit that would render the participant unsuitable for participation in the study
• Participant's parent or legal guardian is not willing or able to meet standard of care guidelines (including vaccinations and respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis if available), nor provide nutritional and respiratory support throughout the study
• Treatment with another investigational agent, biological agent, or device within one month of Screening, or 5 half-lives of study agent, whichever is longer NOTE: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.
Drug: nusinersen
Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Other
SMA, SMN, SMNRx, ISIS-SMNRx, ISIS-SMN Rx, ISIS 396443, SHINE, IONIS-SMNRx, IONIS-SMN Rx, Spinraza, nusinersen
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Everolimus for Children With Recurrent or Progressive Ependymoma

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the anti-tumor activity of Everolimus among children with recurrent or progressive ependymoma. Recurrent or progressive ependymoma is incurable and has very limited treatment options. The rationale for this study is based upon both pre-clinical and clinical considerations: Immunohistochemistry studies have demonstrated that 20 out of 23 (87%) pediatric ependymomas are immunoreactive for phosphorylated S6, a biomarker that often predicts response to mTOR pathway-targeted therapy. Furthermore, children with with multiply recurrent ependymomas have had objective and durable responses to the mTOR inhibitor, Sirolimus (Rapamune, Pfizer). As a result of this pre-clinical and clinical data, this study will further investigate the activity of an mTOR pathway inhibitor, Everolimus, against children with recurrent or progressive ependymomas. In this study, Everolimus will be administered at a dose and schedule that have previously been demonstrated as safe and effective in children. Children may take Everolimus for up to 2 years on this study, until tumor progression or unacceptable toxicity.
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Daniel Bowers
10760
All
2 Years to 21 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02155920
STU 052014-038
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Diagnosis and Age: Ependymoma (WHO grade II) or Anaplastic Ependymoma (WHO grade III) that has relapsed or become refractory to standard therapy. Patients must have had histologic verification of their malignancy at original diagnosis or time of recurrence. Age must be ≥ 2 years and ≤ 21 years of age at study entry. 2. Tumor tissue must be available (from either time of initial diagnosis or relapse) and submitted for central pathology review and correlative biological studies. 3. Performance status: Lansky ≥ 50% for patients ≤ 10 years of age or Karnofsky ≥ 50% for patients > 10 years of age. 4. Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function. 5. Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 300 mg/dL OR ≤ 7.75 mmol/L AND fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 x the upper limit of normal. 6. Patients must have measurable residual disease, defined as tumor that is measurable in two diameters on MRI. Diffuse leptomeningeal disease is not considered measurable. 6. Prior Therapy: Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiotherapy prior to participating in this trial. No prior myelosuppressive chemotherapy for 28 days prior to study enrollment. Must not have received craniospinal radiation therapy within 24 weeks prior to study entry and no involved field radiation therapy for 12 weeks prior to study enrollment. If patients received prior monoclonal antibody treatment, at least three half-lives must be elapsed by the time of treatment initiation. No investigational drugs for 4 weeks prior to study enrollment. 7. MRI of the brain and the complete spine: All patients must have an MRI of the brain and spine that has measurable tumor (not only diffuse leptomeningeal tumor) within two weeks prior to study enrollment.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Prior treatment with Everolimus or other rapamycin analogs (e.g. sirolimus, temsirolimus). 2. Concommitant use of medications known to have inhibition or induction of CYP3A enzymes. Systemic corticosteroids (e.g., dexamethasone is a CYP3A inducer) are not allowed. Inhaled corticosteroids are allowed. 3. Known impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of oral Everolimus. 4. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as defined by HbA1c > 8% despite adequate therapy. Patients with a known history of impaired fasting glucose or diabetes mellitus may be included, however blood glucose and antidiabetic treatment must be monitored closely throughout the trial and adjusted as necessary.
Drug: Everolimus
Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma, Brain and Nervous System
Ependymoma, Anaplastic Ependymoma
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Computer Training Program for Younger Patients With a Brain Tumor Who Underwent Radiation Therapy

This randomized clinical trial studies how well an adaptive computerized cognitive training program works compared to a non-adaptive computerized cognitive training program in treating younger patients with brain tumor who underwent radiation therapy. Providing a computer training program may improve the well-being and quality of life of patients with cognitive (physical and mental) function difficulties caused by radiation therapy to the brain.
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Naomi Winick
18066
All
6 Years to 16 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01503086
STU 022014-019
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patient must be newly diagnosed or relapsed/progressed with a brain tumor that has not previously been treated with CRT
• Note: COG therapeutic study participation is not required for ACCL10P1 enrollment
• Patient enrollment must occur within 4 calendar months following completion of CRT
• Reminder: after patient enrollment, baseline testing followed by randomization must occur within 2-4 months after completion of CRT
• The patient must have an identified caregiver who is willing and able to oversee the training practice during the intervention period (ie, for 5-9 weeks starting approximately 3 months after completion of CRT)
• The patient must have access to a telephone and phone number where they can be reached
• The patient and caregiver must have reading, speaking and listening comprehension of English
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent (patient assent is also recommended when applicable according to each institution's policy)
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with pontine glioma are not eligible
• Patients with an estimated survival of less than one year are not eligible
• Patients with a history of traumatic brain injury prior to tumor diagnosis are not eligible
• Patients with a motor, visual, or auditory handicap that prevents computer use (e.g., unresolved posterior fossa syndrome) are not eligible to participate in this trial
• Patients with full-scale intelligence quotient (IQ) < 70 per previous testing OR existing diagnosis of/educational classification as a student with an intellectual disability are not eligible
Procedure: Cognitive Assessment, Other: Computer-Assisted Cognitive Training, Procedure: Psychosocial Assessment and Care, Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment, Other: Questionnaire Administration
Brain Neoplasm, Recurrent Brain Neoplasm
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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NeoGAA Extension Study (NEO-EXT)

Primary Objective: Long-term safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of neoGAA Secondary Objective: Long-term effect of neo-GAA on pharmacodynamic and exploratory efficacy variables
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Jaya Trivedi
46764
All
Not specified
Phase 2/Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02032524
STU 012014-036
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Inclusion criteria: Patients with Pompe disease who previously completed a neoGAA study. The patient and/or their parent/legal guardian is willing and able to provide signed informed consent, and the patient, if <18 years of age, is willing to provide assent if deemed able to do so. The patient (and patient's legal guardian if patient is <18 years of age) must have the ability to comply with the clinical protocol. The patient, if female and of childbearing potential, must have a negative pregnancy test [urine beta-human chorionic gonadotropin] at baseline. Exclusion criteria: The patient is concurrently participating in another clinical study using investigational treatment. The patient, in the opinion of the Investigator, is unable to adhere to the requirements of the study. The patient has clinically significant organic disease (with the exception of symptoms relating to Pompe disease), including clinically significant cardiovascular, hepatic, pulmonary, neurologic, or renal disease, or other medical condition, serious intercurrent illness, or extenuating circumstance that, in the opinion of the Investigator, precludes participation in the study or potentially decreases survival. The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.
Drug: GZ402666
Glycogen Storage Disease Type II Pompe Disease
UT Southwestern
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Neuroblastoma Maintenance Therapy Trial (NMTT)

Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) will be used in an open label, single agent, multicenter, study for patients with neuroblastoma in remission. In this study subjects will receive 730 Days of oral difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) at a dose of 750 mg/m2 ± 250 mg/m2 BID (strata 1, 2, 3, and 4) OR 2500 mg/m2 BID (stratum 1B) on each day of study. This study will focus on the use of DFMO in high risk neuroblastoma patients that are in remission as a strategy to prevent recurrence.
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Tanya Watt
128737
All
1 Year to 30 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02679144
STU 022016-028
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• All patients must have a pathologically confirmed diagnosis of neuroblastoma, < 30.99 years of age and classified as high risk at the time of diagnosis. Exception: patients who are initially diagnosed as non-high-risk neuroblastoma, but later converted (and/or relapsed) to high risk neuroblastoma are also eligible.
• All patients must be in complete remission (CR): 1. No evidence of residual disease on scan 2. No evidence of disease metastatic to bone marrow.
• Specific Criteria by Stratum: Stratum 1/1B: All patients must have completed standard upfront therapy that replicates treatment which patients who were enrolled on ANBL0032 received, including: intensive induction chemotherapy and (if feasible) resection of primary tumor, followed by: consolidation with high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant and radiotherapy, followed by: immunotherapy with Ch14.18/IL-2/GM-CSF (dinutuximab) and retinoic acid;. All subjects on Stratum 1/B must have also met the following criteria: • A pre-transplant disease status evaluation that met International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria (INRC) for CR (complete response), VGPR (very good partial response), or PR (partial response) for primary site, soft tissue metastases and bone metastases. Patients who meet those criteria must also meet the protocol-specified criteria for bone marrow response prior to transplant as outlined below: No more than 10% tumor involvement (based on total nucleated cellular content) seen on any specimen from a bilateral bone marrow aspirate/biopsy. Stratum 2: Neuroblastoma that is in first complete remission following standard upfront therapy different from that described for Stratum 1. Stratum 3: Neuroblastoma that failed to have a response of at least PR following induction chemotherapy and surgical resection of the primary tumor, but that has achieved CR following additional therapy. Stratum 4: Patients who have achieved a second or subsequent CR following relapse(s).
• Pre-enrollment tumor survey: Prior to enrollment on this study, a determination of mandatory disease staging must be performed:
• Tumor imaging studies including
• Bilateral bone marrow aspirates and biopsy
• This disease assessment is required for eligibility and preferably should be done within 2 weeks prior to enrollment, but must be done within a maximum of 4 weeks before enrollment.
• Timing from prior therapy: Stratum 1/1B: Enrollment no later than 60 days after completion of upfront therapy, (last dose of cis-retinoic acid) with a maximum of 6 cycles of cis-retinoic acid maintenance therapy. Stratum 2, 3 and 4: Enrollment no later than 60 days from last dose of the most recent therapy.
• Patients must have a Lansky or Karnofsky Performance Scale score of > 50% and patients must have a life expectancy of ≥ 2 months.
• All clinical and laboratory studies for organ functions to determine eligibility must be performed within 7 days prior to enrollment unless otherwise indicated below.
• Patients must have adequate organ functions at the time of registration:
• Hematological: Total absolute phagocyte count ≥1000/μL
• Liver: Subjects must have adequate liver function
• Renal: Adequate renal function
• Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test. Patients of childbearing potential must agree to use an effective birth control method. Female patients who are lactating must agree to stop breast-feeding.
• Written informed consent in accordance with institutional and FDA (food and drug administration) guidelines must be obtained from all subjects (or patients' legal representative).
Exclusion Criteria:

• BSA (Body Surface Area) of <0.25 m2.
• Investigational Drugs: Subjects who are currently receiving another investigational drug are excluded from participation.
• Anti-cancer Agents: Subjects who are currently receiving other anticancer agents are not eligible. Subjects must have fully recovered from hematological and bone marrow suppression effects of prior chemotherapy.
• Infection: Subjects who have an uncontrolled infection are not eligible until the infection is judged to be well controlled in the opinion of the investigator.
• Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study, or in whom compliance is likely to be suboptimal, should be excluded.
Drug: Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO)
Neuroblastoma, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Dose-Escalated Photon IMRT or Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Versus Standard-Dose Radiation Therapy and Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

This randomized phase II trial studies how well dose-escalated photon intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or proton beam radiation therapy works compared with standard-dose radiation therapy when given with temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays and other types of radiation to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs, such as temozolomide, may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. It is not yet known whether dose-escalated photon IMRT or proton beam radiation therapy is more effective than standard-dose radiation therapy with temozolomide in treating glioblastoma.
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Robert Timmerman
69821
All
18 Years and over
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02179086
STU 102014-014
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• PRIOR TO STEP 1 REGISTRATION
• A diagnostic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (no other scan type allowed) of the brain must be performed postoperatively within 72 hours of resection; the enhancing tumor must have a maximal diameter of 5 cm; the tumor diameter will be the greatest diameter as measured on the contrast-enhanced postoperative MRI and will include residual disease and/or the postoperative surgical cavity as appropriate; for cases where residual disease or postoperative surgical cavity is NOT identifiable (e.g., polar glioblastomas [GBMs] where a polar lobectomy is performed), the patient will be excluded from the trial
• The GBM tumor must be located in the supratentorial compartment only (any component involving the brain stem or cerebellum is not allowed)
• Patients must provide study-specific informed consent prior to step 1 registration
• PRIOR TO STEP 2 REGISTRATION
• Histologically proven diagnosis of glioblastoma (World Health Organization [WHO] grade IV) confirmed by central review prior to step 2 registration
• Tumor tissue that is determined by central pathology review prior to step 2 registration to be of sufficient quantity for analysis of O6-methylguanin-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) status
• Patients must have at least 1 block of tumor tissue; submission of 2 blocks is strongly encouraged to maximize the chances of eligibility; at least 1 cubic centimeter of tissue composed primarily of tumor must be present
• Diagnosis must be made by surgical excision, either partial or complete; stereotactic biopsy or cavitron ultrasonic suction aspirator (CUSA) technique are not allowed
• History/physical examination within 28 days prior to step 2 registration
• The patient must have recovered from effects of surgery, postoperative infection, and other complications within 28 days prior to step 2 registration
• Documentation of steroid doses within 28 days prior to step 2 registration
• Karnofsky performance status >= 70 within 28 days prior to step 2 registration
• Age >= 18
• Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,800 cells/mm^3
• Platelets >= 100,000 cells/mm^3
• Hemoglobin >= 10.0 g/dl (note: the use of transfusion or other intervention to achieve hemoglobin (Hgb) >= 10.0 g/dl is acceptable)
• Bilirubin =< 1.5 upper limit of normal (ULN)
• Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) =< 3 x ULN
• Negative serum pregnancy test obtained for females of child-bearing potential within 28 days prior to step 2 registration
Exclusion Criteria:

• Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease-free for a minimum of 3 years; (for example, carcinoma in situ of the breast, oral cavity, or cervix are all permissible)
• Recurrent or multifocal malignant gliomas
• Any site of distant disease (for example, drop metastases from the GBM tumor site)
• Prior chemotherapy or radiosensitizers for cancers of the head and neck region; note that prior chemotherapy for a different cancer is allowable (except temozolomide)
• Prior use of Gliadel wafers or any other intratumoral or intracavitary treatment are not permitted
• Prior radiotherapy to the head or neck (except for T1 glottic cancer), resulting in overlap of radiation fields
• Severe, active co-morbidity, defined as follows:
• Unstable angina at step 2 registration
• Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months prior to step 2 registration
• Evidence of recent myocardial infarction or ischemia by the findings of S-T elevations of >= 2 mm using the analysis of an electrocardiogram (EKG) performed within 28 days prior to step 2 registration
• New York Heart Association grade II or greater congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within 12 months prior to step 2 registration
• Serious and inadequately controlled arrhythmia at step 2 registration
• Serious or non-healing wound, ulcer or bone fracture or history of abdominal fistula, intra-abdominal abscess requiring major surgical procedure, open biopsy or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to step 2 registration, with the exception of the craniotomy for surgical resection
• Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of step 2 registration
• Hepatic insufficiency resulting in clinical jaundice and/or coagulation defects; note, however, that laboratory tests for coagulation parameters are not required for entry into this protocol
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy at the time of step 2 registration
• Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) based upon current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition; note, however, that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is not required for entry into this protocol
• Any other severe immunocompromised condition
• Active connective tissue disorders, such as lupus or scleroderma, that in the opinion of the treating physician may put the patient at high risk for radiation toxicity
• End-stage renal disease (ie, on dialysis or dialysis has been recommended)
• Any other major medical illnesses or psychiatric treatments that in the investigator's opinion will prevent administration or completion of protocol therapy
• Pregnancy or women of childbearing potential and men who are sexually active and not willing/able to use medically acceptable forms of contraception
• Patents treated on any other therapeutic clinical protocols within 30 days prior to step 2 registration
• Inability to undergo MRI (e.g., due to safety reasons, such as presence of a pacemaker, or severe claustrophobia)
• Postoperative tumor plus surgical bed size exceeds 5 cm in maximum diameter.
Radiation: 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, Radiation: intensity-modulated radiation therapy, Radiation: photon beam radiation therapy, Radiation: intensity-modulated radiation therapy, Radiation: proton beam radiation therapy, Drug: temozolomide, Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma, Adult Glioblastoma, Adult Gliosarcoma, Brain and Nervous System
UT Southwestern; Children’s Health
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A Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Vamorolone in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Brief Summary: This Phase IIb study is a randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo and active-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, PD, and population PK of vamorolone administered orally at daily doses of 2.0 mg/kg and 6.0 mg/kg versus prednisone 0.75 mg/kg/day and placebo over a Treatment Period of 24 weeks, and to evaluate persistence of effect over a Treatment Period of 48 weeks in ambulant boys ages 4 to <7 years with DMD.
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Diana Castro
102470
Male
4 Years to 7 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03439670
STU 032018-026
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Subject's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) has (have) provided written informed consent and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization, where applicable, prior to any study-related procedures; participants will be asked to give written or verbal assent according to local requirements 2. Subject has a centrally confirmed (by TRiNDS central genetic counselor[s]) diagnosis of DMD as defined as:
• Dystrophin immunofluorescence and/or immunoblot showing complete dystrophin deficiency, and clinical picture consistent with typical DMD, OR
• Identifiable mutation within the DMD gene (deletion/duplication of one or more exons), where reading frame can be predicted as 'out-of-frame,' and clinical picture consistent with typical DMD, OR
• Complete dystrophin gene sequencing showing an alteration (point mutation, duplication, other) that is expected to preclude production of the dystrophin protein (i.e., nonsense mutation, deletion/duplication leading to a downstream stop codon), with a clinical picture consistent with typical DMD; 3. Subject is ≥ 4 years and <7 years of age at time of enrollment in the study; 4. Subject weighs >13.0 kg and ≤ 39.9 kg at the Screening Visit; 5. Subject is able to walk independently without assistive devices; 6. Subject is able to complete the Time to Stand Test (TTSTAND) without assistance in <10 seconds, as assessed at the Screening Visit; 7. Clinical laboratory test results are within the normal range at the Screening Visit, or if abnormal, are not clinically significant, in the opinion of the Investigator. [Notes: Serum gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), creatinine, and total bilirubin all must be ≤ upper limit of the normal range at the Screening Visit. An abnormal vitamin D level that is considered clinically significant will not exclude a subject from randomization]; 8. Subject has evidence of chicken pox immunity as determined by:
• Presence of IgG antibodies to varicella, as documented by a positive test result from the local laboratory from blood collected during the Screening Period, OR
• Documentation, provided at the Screening Visit, that the subject has had 2 doses of varicella vaccine, with or without serologic evidence of immunity; the second of the 2 immunizations must have been given at least 14 days prior to randomization. 9. Subject is able to swallow tablets, as confirmed by successful test swallowing of placebo tablets during the Screening Period; and 10. Subject and parent(s)/guardian(s) are willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, study drug administration plan, and study procedures.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Subject has current or history of major renal or hepatic impairment, diabetes mellitus or immunosuppression; 2. Subject has current or history of chronic systemic fungal or viral infections; 3. Subject has had an acute illness within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study medication; 4. Subject has used mineralocorticoid receptor agents, such as spironolactone, eplerenone, canrenone (canrenoate potassium), prorenone (prorenoate potassium), mexrenone (mexrenoate potassium) within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study medication; 5. Subject has a history of primary hyperaldosteronism; 6. Subject has evidence of symptomatic cardiomyopathy [Note: Asymptomatic cardiac abnormality on investigation would not be exclusionary]; 7. Subject is currently being treated or has received previous treatment with oral glucocorticoids or other immunosuppressive agents [Notes: Past transient use of oral glucocorticoids or other oral immunosuppressive agents for no longer than 1 month cumulative, with last use at least 3 months prior to first dose of study medication, will be considered for eligibility on a case-by-case basis, unless discontinued for intolerance. Inhaled and/or topical glucocorticoids are permitted if last use is at least 4 weeks prior to first dose of study medication or if administered at stable dose beginning at least 4 weeks prior to first dose of study medication and anticipated to be used at the stable dose regimen for the duration of the study]; 8. Subject has an allergy or hypersensitivity to the study medication or to any of its constituents; 9. Subject has used idebenone within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study medication; 10. Subject has severe behavioral or cognitive problems that preclude participation in the study, in the opinion of the Investigator; 11. Subject has previous or ongoing medical condition, medical history, physical findings or laboratory abnormalities that could affect safety, make it unlikely that treatment and follow-up will be correctly completed or impair the assessment of study results, in the opinion of the Investigator; 12. Subject is taking (or has taken within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study medication) herbal remedies and supplements which can impact muscle strength and function (e.g., Co-enzyme Q10, creatine, etc); 13. Subject is taking (or has taken within 3 months prior to the first dose of study medication) any medication indicated for DMD, including Exondys51 and Translarna; 14. Subject has been administered a live attenuated vaccine within 14 days prior to the first dose of study medication; 15. Subject is currently taking any other investigational drug or has taken any other investigational drug within 3 months prior to the first dose of study medication; 16. Subject has a sibling who is currently enrolled in any vamorolone study or Expanded Access Program, or who intends to enroll in any vamorolone study or Expanded Access Program during the subject's participation in the VBP15-004 study; or 17. Subject has previously been enrolled in the study. Note: Any parameter/test may be repeated at the Investigator's discretion during Screening to determine reproducibility. In addition, subjects may be rescreened if ineligible due to a transient condition which would prevent the subject from participating, such as an upper respiratory tract infection or injury, or if ineligible due to negative anti-varicella IgG antibody test result.
Drug: Vamorolone, Drug: Prednisone, Other: Placebo, Drug: Vamorolone, Drug: Prednisone, Other: Placebo, Drug: Vamorolone, Drug: Vamorolone
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Vamorolone
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Efficacy of Ocrelizumab in Autoimmune Encephalitis

This pilot study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study of the efficacy of ocrelizumab in autoimmune encephalitis. Subjects with new diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis will be invited to enroll in this study. Subjects will be randomized to receive ocrelizumab (an anti-CD20 therapy) or matched placebo, and will undergo three infusions over a six month period. Subjects will complete clinical visits over the study period, during which safety monitoring and neuropsychological assessments will be performed to assess for signs of clinical worsening from encephalitis. The primary outcome of this study is the proportion of patients who fail to complete the twelve month period without clinical worsening, as defined by the protocol. Subjects who experience early clinical worsening during the study may be offered open-label treatment with ocrelizumab at the discretion of the investigators.
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Steven Vernino
67844
All
18 Years and over
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03835728
STU-2018-0185
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Age 18 or greater 2. Able to obtain informed consent from patient or appropriate designee 3. Possible autoimmune encephalitis as defined by Table 1: 1. Reasonable exclusion of alternative causes 2. Subacute onset (< 3 months) of memory deficits, altered consciousness, and/or psychiatric symptoms 3. One or more of the following:
• CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) pleocytosis (>5 cells/µl corrected, if necessary, for traumatic lumbar puncture)
• EEG (electroencephalogram) with epileptiform or focal slow wave abnormalities involving temporal lobes
• Brain abnormalities on T2/FLAIR MRI restricted to the mesial temporal (limbic) lobes
• Associated dyskinesias (faciobrachial dystonic movements or orofacial dyskinesias) 4. Completed initial treatment with iv steroids (at least 3000mg solumedrol) and plasma exchange (at least 3 exchanges) within the past 8 weeks 5. Presence of one (or more) of the following autoantibodies in serum or CSF
• NMDA receptor
• LGI1
• CASPR2
• DPPX
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Prior immunosuppression treatment in past year (other than steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange) 2. Active malignancy requiring chemotherapy 3. Pregnancy 4. Evidence of active hepatitis or tuberculosis infection 5. Medical condition that (in investigators opinion) precludes the use of ocrelizumab
Drug: Ocrelizumab, Drug: Saline
Autoimmune Encephalitis
UT Southwestern
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Radiation Therapy With or Without Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Low-Grade Glioma

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective when given together with or without temozolomide in treating patients with low-grade glioma. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying radiation therapy so see how well it works when given together with or without temozolomide in treating patients with low-grade glioma.
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Robert Timmerman
69821
All
18 Years to 120 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00978458
STU 082011-002
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DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
• Histologically confirmed* supratentorial low-grade glioma, including 1 of the following:
• Grade 2 astrocytoma
• Grade 2 oligodendroglioma
• Grade 2 oligoastrocytoma (mixed glioma containing astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma)
• NOTE: *If the pathology from multiple procedures supports the diagnosis of a brain tumor, the qualifying pathology of grade 2 astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, or oligoastrocytoma must be the most recent pathological diagnosis; no pathological diagnosis of grade 3 or 4 glioma at any time
• Paraffin-embedded tumor specimen available for submission for confirmation of pathological review and determination of 1p and 19q deletion status
• Patients must currently meet ≥ 1 of the following criteria*:
• Uncontrolled symptoms, defined as any of the following:
• Headaches associated with mass effect
• Uncontrolled seizures despite two different antiepileptic drug regimens (i.e., two antiepileptic drugs tested either sequentially or in combination)
• Focal neurological symptoms
• Cognitive symptoms or deficits
• Tumor progression by serial MRIs, defined as any of the following:
• New or progressive enhancement
• New or progressive T2 or FLAIR signal abnormality
• Age ≥ 40 years
• NOTE: *Patients < 40 years of age whose only symptom of low-grade glioma is seizures that are well-controlled on antiepileptic drugs AND who have no evidence of radiographic progression are not eligible.
• Patients who have undergone gross total resection and have no detectable residual disease are eligible
• No pilocytic astrocytoma, ganglioglioma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, or dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
• Karnofsky performance status 60-100%
• WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3
• ANC ≥ 1,500/mm^3
• Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
• Hematocrit ≥ 30%
• Bilirubin ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
• AST and ALT ≤ 3 times ULN
• Creatinine ≤ 2.0 times ULN
• Not pregnant or nursing
• Negative pregnancy test
• Able to undergo MRI with and without contrast
• No other malignancy within the past 5 years, except for nonmelanoma skin cancer or cervical carcinoma in situ
• No uncontrolled infection
• No known HIV positivity
• No medical disorder that would increase risks associated with radiotherapy and temozolomide
• No other disorder that would limit life expectancy to < 5 years PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
• No prior radiotherapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, radiosurgery, or investigational therapy directed at the brain tumor
• Any number of prior surgical procedures for the brain tumor allowed
• No prior radiotherapy to the head unless the radiotherapy ports entirely excluded the brain
• At least 2 weeks since any prior brain surgery (e.g., stereotatic biopsy, open biopsy, or resection)
• At least 6 weeks since prior MRI and chest x-ray
• If resection is performed, an MRI after surgery is required
Drug: temozolomide, Radiation: 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, Radiation: intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors, Neurotoxicity, Brain and Nervous System
neurotoxicity, adult diffuse astrocytoma, adult oligodendroglioma, recurrent adult brain tumor, adult mixed glioma
UT Southwestern; Children’s Health
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Busulfan, Melphalan, and Stem Cell Transplant After Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed High-Risk Neuroblastoma

This pilot clinical trial studies busulfan, melphalan, and stem cell transplant after chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma that is likely to come back or spread. Giving chemotherapy to the entire body before a stem cell transplant stops the growth of tumor cells by stopping them from dividing or killing them. After treatment, stem cells are collected from the patient's blood and stored. More chemotherapy or radiation therapy is given to prepare the bone marrow for the stem cell transplant. The stem cells are then returned to the patient to replace the blood-forming cells that were destroyed by the chemotherapy.
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Tanya Watt
128737
All
up to 30 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01798004
STU 042013-006
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patients must have a diagnosis of neuroblastoma (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology [ICD-O] morphology 9500/3) or ganglioneuroblastoma (nodular or intermixed) verified by histology or demonstration of clumps of tumor cells in bone marrow with elevated urinary catecholamine metabolites; patients with the following disease stages at diagnosis are eligible, if they meet the other specified criteria
• Patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma with International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS) stage 4 are eligible with the following:
• V-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene neuroblastoma derived homolog (MYCN) amplification (> 4-fold increase in MYCN signals as compared to reference signals), regardless of age or additional biologic features or
• Age > 18 months (> 547 days) regardless of biologic features or
• Age 12-18 months (365-547 days) with any of the following 3 unfavorable biologic features (MYCN amplification, unfavorable pathology and/or deoxyribonucleic acid [DNA] index = 1) or any biologic feature that is indeterminate/unsatisfactory/unknown
• Patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma with INSS stage 3 are eligible with the following:
• MYCN amplification (> 4-fold increase in MYCN signals as compared to reference signals), regardless of age or additional biologic features or
• Age > 18 months (> 547 days) with unfavorable pathology, regardless of MYCN status
• Patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma with INSS stage 2A/2B with MYCN amplification (> 4-fold increase in MYCN signals as compared to reference signals), regardless of age or additional biologic features
• Patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma with INSS stage 4S with MYCN amplification (> 4-fold increase in MYCN expression signals as compared to reference signals), regardless of additional biologic features
• Patients >= 365 days initially diagnosed with neuroblastoma INSS stage 1, 2, 4S who progressed to a stage 4 without interval chemotherapy; these patients must have been enrolled on ANBL00B1; study enrollment on ANBL12P1 must occur within 4 weeks of progression to stage 4 for INSS stage 1, 2, 4S
• Patients must not have had prior systemic therapy except for localized emergency radiation to sites of life-threatening or function-threatening disease and/or no more than 1 cycle of chemotherapy per a low or intermediate risk neuroblastoma regimen (as per P9641, A3961, ANBL0531, or similar) prior to determination of MYCN amplification status and histology
• Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 or a serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows:
• Age 1 month to < 6 months: 0.4 mg/dL
• Age 6 months to < 1 year: 0.5 mg/dL
• Age 1 to < 2 years: 0.6 mg/dL
• Age 2 to < 6 years: 0.8 mg/dL
• Age 6 to < 10 years: 1 mg/dL
• Age 10 to < 13 years: 1.2 mg/dL
• Age 13 to < 16 years: 1.5 mg/dL (males), 1.4 mg/dL (females)
• Age >= 16 years: 1.7 mg/dL (males), 1.4 mg/dL (females)
• Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age, and
• Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) or serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) < 10 x ULN for age
• Shortening fraction of >= 27% by echocardiogram, or
• Ejection fraction of >= 50% by radionuclide evaluation
• No known contraindication to peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection; examples of contraindications might be a weight or size less than that determined to be feasible at the collecting institution, or a physical condition that would limit the ability of the child to undergo apheresis catheter placement (if necessary) and/or the apheresis procedure
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients that are 12-18 months of age with INSS stage 4 and all 3 favorable biologic features (ie, nonamplified MYCN, favorable pathology, and DNA index > 1) are not eligible
• Female patients who are pregnant are ineligible
• Lactating females are not eligible unless they have agreed not to breastfeed their infants
• Female patients of childbearing potential are not eligible unless a negative pregnancy test result has been obtained
• Sexually active patients of reproductive potential are not eligible unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of their study participation
Drug: cyclophosphamide, Drug: topotecan hydrochloride, Drug: cisplatin, Drug: etoposide, Drug: vincristine sulfate, Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride, Radiation: external beam radiation therapy, Drug: busulfan, Drug: melphalan, Procedure: autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, Other: pharmacological study, Other: laboratory biomarker analysis, Biological: filgrastim, Drug: mesna
Localized Resectable Neuroblastoma, Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma, Regional Neuroblastoma, Stage 4S Neuroblastoma, Disseminated Neuroblastoma, Brain and Nervous System
Parkland Health & Hospital System
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