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Expanded Access Protocol Using 131I-MIBG Therapy for Refractory Neuroblastoma, Pheochromocytoma, or Paraganglioma

Complete title: SC-4002, An Open Label, Expanded Access Protocol Using 131I - Metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG) Therapy in Patients With Refractory Neuroblastoma, Pheochromocytoma, or Paraganglioma

Research Study Number SC-4002
Principal Investigator Navin Pinto, MD

Research Study Description

Currently there is no known effective treatment for patients with advanced stage neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, or paraganglioma who have relapsed or not responded to standard therapy. In previous studies that used 131I-MIBG as a potential anti-cancer therapy, a decrease in the size of tumors was seen in some of the children and adults. This research study will continue to evaluate the side effects of 131I-MIBG when treating children and adults with neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, or paraganglioma. The 131I-MIBG compound is intended to work by selectively delivering the radioactive iodine to the tumor cells, which is then intended to result in their destruction.

The purpose of this research study is to:

- Make 131I-MIBG therapy available to patients with advanced neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, or paraganglioma

- Further assess the side effects of 131I-MIBG therapy

Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)

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Other eligibility criteria may apply.

Research Study Number SC-4002
Contact Laura Hill
Telephone 206/884-3002

Keywords: Pediatric Cancers, Miscellaneous; Neuroblastoma; Solid Tumors; Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal; Neoplasms; Neuroectodermal Tumors; Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial; Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial; Pheochromocytoma; Paraganglioma

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