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Houston, Texas 77030


The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if I-131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) can shrink or slow the growth of the tumor(s) in patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. The safety of this treatment will also be studied.

Study summary:

MIBG is used to visualize a group of specific cells in the body. It has been known to deliver the radioactive iodine to the tumor (cancer) cells selectively and result in their destruction. Before treatment starts, patients will be evaluated with a tracer scan, using either I-131 MIBG or I-123 MIBG to locate the tumor site(s). If no MIBG accumulation can be found within tumor sites, the patient will not be able to continue on this study. Patients will also have CT scans and urine and blood tests. Women able to have children will have a pregnancy test. If tumor sites are found and patients are fully eligible, they will receive a therapeutic (treatment) dose of I-131 MIBG by vein over 120 minutes. Some patients may have to receive a lower dose of MIBG. Patients will require hospitalization for treatment and will remain hospitalized for about 3-6 days.


Inclusion Criteria: - Age: 2 years of age and older - Sex: male or female; female patients with child bearing potential must have a negative serum HCG pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to treatment; - Diagnostic criteria- Patients must meet all of the following: 1. Histologically documented neuroendocrine tumor. 2. Labeled MIBG concentration in the tumor site(s) on diagnostic scan. 3. good to excellent performance status. - A patient for whom written voluntary informed consent has been obtained prior to study and participation. - Patients can have had prior chemotherapy, as long as hematological parameters meet specifications. - Please refer to Appendix D Drugs and Other Interactions for list of medications patient needs to cease 2 weeks prior to therapy. Patient should check with primary physician after therapy about resuming these medications. - Patients with treatment refractory or relapsed advanced or disease not amendable to significant response (>25% to available chemotherapy) or metastatic disease not amenable to standard therapy. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with inadequate hematopoietic bone marrow function: ANC<1000 cells/mm3, or platelets<75k cells/mm3 or hemoglobin<10g/dL. - Patients with impaired renal function: creatinine>1.5mg/dL. - Patients with impaired hepatic function: AST or ALT > 3.0 X upper limit of normal or total bilirubin > 2.0 mg/dL. - Patients with dementia or altered mental status that would prohibit the giving and understanding of informed consent at time of study entry. - Female patients who are breast-feeding. - Children less than 2 years of age. - Patients with previous total body irradiation.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Donald Podoloff, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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