An Investigational Scan (68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT) in Diagnosing Pediatric Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Study Purpose

This trial studies how well an investigational scan called 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT works in diagnosing pediatric patients with neuroendocrine tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic). A neuroendocrine tumor is an abnormal growth of neuroendocrine cells, which are cells resembling nerve cells and hormone-producing cells. 68Ga-DOTATATE is a radioactive substance called a radiotracer that when used with PET/CT scans, may work better than standard of care MIBG scans in diagnosing pediatric metastatic neuroendocrine tumors and targeting them with radiation therapy.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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Interventional
Eligible Ages N/A - 30 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Age =< 30 years.
  • - Histological confirmation of neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroblastoma, or ganglioneuroma.
  • - High-risk neuroblastoma requiring consolidative RT, as determined by the treating radiation oncologist.
  • - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-3.
  • - Planned for radiation planning and RT at enrolling institution.
  • - Documented negative pregnancy test prior to induction chemotherapy, for women of childbearing age within =< 7 days prior to registration.
  • - Signed written informed consent from patient, parent, and/or legal guardian.
  • - Willing to return to enrolling institution for follow-up imaging and clinical evaluation, or willing to send follow-up imaging and clinical notes to enrolling institution (during the observation phase of the study).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Pregnant women, nursing women who refuse to stop breastfeeding, or men/women of childbearing age who are unwilling to use an effective birth control method.
  • - Co-morbid systemic illnesses or other severe concurrent disease which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study or interfere significantly with the proper assessment of safety and toxicity of the prescribed regimens.
  • - Immunocompromised patients and patients known to be human immunodeficiency virus positive and currently receiving antiretroviral therapy.
NOTE: Patients known to be human immunodeficiency virus positive, but without clinical evidence of an immunocompromised state, are eligible for this trial.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT04040088
Phase

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Early Phase 1
Lead Sponsor

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Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Nadia Laack
Principal Investigator Affiliation Mayo Clinic
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Other, NIH
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Ganglioneuroblastoma, Ganglioneuroma, Neuroblastoma
Additional Details

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

  • I. To estimate the difference in radiation therapy (RT) target volume definition between gallium Ga 68-DOTATATE (68Ga-DOTATATE) PET/CT and iobenguane (metaiodobenzylguanidine [MIBG]).
SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
  • I. To estimate the difference in metastatic tumor burden as detected by 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and MIBG.
  • II. To estimate the difference in metabolic activity between tumors diagnosed on 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and MIBG.
  • III. To evaluate patterns of failure after RT in association with 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and MIBG.
OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 cohorts. COHORT A: Patients with newly diagnosed high-risk neuroendocrine cancer receive 68Ga-DOTATATE intravenously (IV) and undergo PET/CT over 20-30 minutes at diagnosis (before any treatment) and at the time of radiation treatment planning. COHORT B: Patients with previously diagnosed high-risk neuroendocrine cancer receive 68Ga-DOTATATE IV and undergo PET/CT over 20-30 minutes at the time of radiation treatment planning. After completion of study, patients are followed up every 3 months for up to 2 years.

Arms & Interventions

Arms

Experimental: Cohort A (68Ga-DOTATATE, PET/CT)

Patients with newly diagnosed high-risk neuroendocrine cancer receive 68Ga-DOTATATE intravenously (IV) and undergo PET/CT over 20-30 minutes at diagnosis (before any treatment) and at the time of radiation treatment planning.

Experimental: Cohort B (68Ga-DOTATATE, PET/CT)

Patients with previously diagnosed high-risk neuroendocrine cancer receive 68Ga-DOTATATE IV and undergo PET/CT over 20-30 minutes at the time of radiation treatment planning.

Interventions

Procedure: - Computed Tomography

Undergo PET/CT

Drug: - Gallium Ga 68-DOTATATE

Given IV

Procedure: - Positron Emission Tomography

Undergo PET/CT

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Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

Status

Recruiting

Address

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota, 55905

Site Contact

Clinical Trials Referral Office

mayocliniccancerstudies@mayo.edu

855-776-0015

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