APEC1621: Pediatric MATCH: Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Pediatric Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, or Histiocytic Disorders

Why are we doing this research?

PURPOSE:

This screening and multi-sub-study phase II trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in pediatric patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have progressed following at least one line of standard systemic therapy and/or for which no standard treatment exists that has been shown to prolong survival.


Open treatment armsSee a list and description of available clinical trials for eligible patients.


Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic changes or abnormalities (mutations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic mutation, and may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors or non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Primary Objectives:

  • To utilize clinical and biological data to screen for eligibility to phase 2 pathway-targeting specific subprotocols of pathway-targeting agents in pediatric patients with advanced solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and histiocytic disorders.
  • To determine the proportion of pediatric patients whose advanced tumors have pathway alterations that can be targeted by select anti-cancer drugs.
  • To determine the objective response rates (ORR; complete response + partial response) in pediatric patients with advanced solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and histiocytic disorders harboring a priori specified genomic alterations treated with pathway-targeting agents.

Study Type: Interventional
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None - Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Who can participate?

AGES ELIGIBLE FOR STUDY: 12 Months to 21 Years

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ENROLLMENT ONTO APEC1621SC: Patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors (including non-Hodgkin lymphomas, histiocytoses [e.g. Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG), histiocytic sarcoma], and central nervous system [CNS] tumors) are eligible; patients must have had histologic verification of malignancy at original diagnosis or relapse except in patients with intrinsic brain stem tumors, optic pathway gliomas, or patients with pineal tumors and elevations of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or serum tumor markers including alpha-fetoprotein or beta-HCG
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ENROLLMENT ONTO APEC1621SC: Patients must have a formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor sample available for MATCH study testing from a biopsy or surgery that was performed at any point after initial tumor recurrence/progression, or be planned to have a procedure to obtain such a sample that is considered to be of potential benefit by the treating clinicians; a tumor sample from a clinically performed diagnostic (pre-treatment) biopsy will be acceptable for enrollment onto pediatric MATCH for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG, brainstem gliomas)
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ENROLLMENT ONTO APEC1621SC: Karnofsky >= 50% for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky >= 50 for patients =< 16 years of age); Note: neurologic deficits in patients with CNS tumors must have been stable for at least 7 days prior to study enrollment; patients who are unable to walk because of paralysis, but who are up in a wheelchair, will be considered ambulatory for the purpose of assessing the performance score
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: NOTE: patient does not need to meet all subprotocol criteria at time of enrollment onto the APEC1621 screening protocol, but will need to meet all criteria prior to enrollment on any assigned treatment subprotocol; patients must be enrolled onto a subprotocol within 8 weeks (56 days) of treatment assignment
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Karnofsky >= 50% for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky >= 50 for patients =< 16 years of age); Note: neurologic deficits in patients with CNS tumors must have been stable for at least 7 days prior to study enrollment; patients who are unable to walk because of paralysis, but who are up in a wheelchair, will be considered ambulatory for the purpose of assessing the performance score
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: At the time of treatment with subprotocol specified therapy, the patients must have radiographically measurable disease; patients with neuroblastoma who do not have measurable disease but have iobenguane (MIBG) positive (+) evaluable are eligible; measurable disease in patients with CNS involvement is defined as tumor that is measurable in two perpendicular diameters on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and visible on more than one slice
    • Note: The following do not qualify as measurable disease:
      • Malignant fluid collections (e.g., ascites, pleural effusions)
      • Bone marrow infiltration except that detected by MIBG scan for neuroblastoma
      • Lesions only detected by nuclear medicine studies (e.g., bone, gallium or positron emission tomography [PET] scans) except as noted for neuroblastoma
      • Elevated tumor markers in plasma or CSF
      • Previously radiated lesions that have not demonstrated clear progression post radiation
      • Leptomeningeal lesions that do not meet the measurement requirements for Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: At the time of enrollment onto a subprotocol, the following general criteria for initiation of therapy will be required:
    • Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior anticancer therapy and must meet the following minimum duration from prior anticancer directed therapy prior to enrollment to the subprotocol; if after the required timeframe, the numerical eligibility criteria are met, e.g. blood count criteria, the patient is considered to have recovered adequately
      • Cytotoxic chemotherapy or other anticancer agents known to be myelosuppressive: for agents not listed, the duration of this interval must be discussed with the study chair and the study-assigned research coordinator prior to enrollment
        • >= 21 days after the last dose of cytotoxic or myelosuppressive chemotherapy (42 days if prior nitrosourea)
      • Anticancer agents not known to be myelosuppressive (e.g. not associated with reduced platelet or absolute neutrophil counts [ANC]): >= 7 days after the last dose of agent; for agents not listed, the duration of this interval must be discussed with the study chair and the study-assigned research coordinator prior to enrollment
      • Antibodies: >= 21 days must have elapsed from infusion of last dose of antibody, and toxicity related to prior antibody therapy must be recovered to grade =< 1
      • Corticosteroids: If used to modify immune adverse events related to prior therapy, >= 14 days must have elapsed since last dose of corticosteroid
      • Hematopoietic growth factors: >= 14 days after the last dose of a long-acting growth factor (e.g. Neulasta) or 7 days for short-acting growth factor; 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 and the study-assigned research coordinator
      • Interleukins, interferons and cytokines (other than hematopoietic growth factors): >= 21 days after the completion of interleukins, interferon or cytokines (other than hematopoietic growth factors)
      • Stem cell infusions (with or without TBI):
      • Allogeneic (non-autologous) bone marrow or stem cell transplant, or any stem cell infusion including donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) or boost infusion: >= 84 days after infusion and no evidence of GVHD
      • Autologous stem cell infusion including boost infusion: >= 42 days
      • Cellular therapy: >= 42 days after the completion of any type of cellular therapy (e.g. modified T cells, NK cells, dendritic cells, etc.)
      • X-ray therapy (XRT)/External Beam Irradiation including Protons: >= 14 days after local XRT; >= 150 days after TBI, craniospinal XRT or if radiation to >= 50% of the pelvis; >= 42 days if other substantial bone marrow (BM) radiation; note: radiation may not be delivered to "measurable disease" tumor site(s) being used to follow response to subprotocol treatment
      • Radiopharmaceutical therapy (e.g., radiolabeled antibody, 131I-MIBG): >= 42 days after systemically administered radiopharmaceutical therapy
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: For patients with solid tumors without known bone marrow involvement:
    • Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1000/mm^3
    • Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent, defined as not receiving platelet transfusions for at least 7 days prior to enrollment
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Patients with known bone marrow metastatic disease will be eligible for study provided they meet the blood counts (may receive transfusions provided they are not known to be refractory to red cell or platelet transfusions); these patients will not be evaluable for hematologic toxicity
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 70ml/min/1.73 m^2 or a serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows:
    • Age: 1 to < 2 years; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL): male 0.6; female 0.6
    • Age: 2 to < 6 years; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL): male 0.8; female 0.8
    • Age: 6 to < 10 years; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL): male 1; female 1
    • Age: 10 to < 13 years; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL): male 1.2; female 1.2
    • Age: 13 to < 16 years; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL): male 1.5; female 1.4
    • Age: >= 16 years; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL): male 1.7; female 1.4
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Bilirubin (sum of conjugated + unconjugated) =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine transferase [ALT]) =< 135 U/L (for the purpose of this study, the ULN for SGPT is 45 U/L)
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Patients must be able to swallow intact capsules/tablets, unless otherwise specified in the subprotocol to which they are assigned
  • GENERAL INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Agent specific limitations on prior therapy will be included with specific treatment subprotocols

Exclusion Criteria:

  • GENERAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Pregnant or breast-feeding women will not be entered on this study; pregnancy tests must be obtained in females who are post-menarchal; males or females of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method
  • GENERAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Concomitant medications
    • Corticosteroids: at the time of consent and enrollment to regimen specific subprotocols, patients receiving corticosteroids who have not been on a stable or decreasing dose of corticosteroid for at least 7 days prior to enrollment to the subprotocol will not be eligible; if used to modify immune adverse events related to prior therapy, >= 14 days must have elapsed since last dose of corticosteroid
    • Investigational drugs: patients must meet criteria for prior therapy at the time of consent and enrollment to a subprotocol; other investigational agents may not be administered to patients while they are receiving study drug as part of a subprotocol
    • Anticancer agents: patients must meet criteria for prior therapy at the time of consent and enrollment to a subprotocol; other investigational agents may not be administered to patients while they are receiving study drug as part of a subprotocol
    • Anti-GVHD agents post-transplant: patients who are receiving cyclosporine, tacrolimus or other agents to prevent graft-versus-host disease post bone marrow transplant are not eligible
  • GENERAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Patients who have an uncontrolled infection are not eligible
  • GENERAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Patients who have had a prior solid organ transplant are not eligible
  • GENERAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR SUBPROTOCOLS: Additional agent specific criteria will be included with specific treatment subprotocols

Ages

  • 12 Months to 21 Years

Conditions

  • Lymphoma Non Hodgkin Relapse
  • Adult - Lymphoma Non Hodgkin Relapse
  • Brain Spinal Tumors Medulloblastoma Relapse
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Tumors Medulloblastoma Relapse
  • Brain Spinal Tumor Low Grade Glioma Relapse
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Tumor Low Grade Glioma Relapse
  • Brain Spinal Tumor DIPG Relapse
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Tumor DIPG Relapse
  • Brain and Spinal Tumor Ependymoma Relapse
  • Adult - Brain and Spinal Tumor Ependymoma Relapse
  • Brain Spinal Neurofibromatosis Sarcoma MPNST Relapse
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Neurofibromatosis Sarcoma MPNST Relapse
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Neurofibromatosis OPG
  • Brain Spinal Neurofibromatosis OPG
  • Brain Spinal Other Germ Cell Tumor
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Other Germ Cell Tumor
  • Brain Spinal Other All Other
  • Adult - Brain Spinal Other All Other
  • Sarcoma Osteosarcoma Relapse
  • Adult - Sarcoma Osteosarcoma Relapse
  • Sarcoma Ewing Relapse
  • Adult - Sarcoma Ewing Relapse
  • Sarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Relapse
  • Adult - Sarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Relapse
  • Neuroblastoma Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Neuroblastoma Relapse - Refractory
  • Liver Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Liver Relapse - Refractory
  • Kidney Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Kidney Relapse - Refractory
  • Solid Tumor Retinoblastoma Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Solid Tumor Retinoblastoma Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Solid Tumor Neurofibromatosis Sarcoma MPNST Relapse - Refractory
  • Solid Tumor Neurofibromatosis Sarcoma MPNST Relapse - Refractory
  • Solid Tumor Melanoma Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Solid Tumor Melanoma Relapse - Refractory
  • Solid Tumor Germ Cell Tumor Relapse - Refractory
  • Adult - Solid Tumor Germ Cell Tumor Relapse - Refractory
  • Solid Tumors - All Other
  • Adult - Solid Tumors - All Other

Contact

For more information contact:

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Hematology/Oncology
3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati OH 45229-3039

Phone: 513-636-2799
cancer@cchmc.org