Neuroblastoma

Does Size Matter? Can a Nanoparticle Deliver Something Really Big?

Project Title: Optimizing SN38 nanoparticles to treat children with high-risk tumors Investigator:  Garrett Brodeur, MD Institution: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Study Type: Preclinical   Nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging field with the potential to revolutionize drug delivery, and it is expected to…

Can Small Molecule Agents Make a Big Difference?

This international collaboration of researchers and charities will rapidly introduce a new investigational drug to children and potentially result in significant clinical responses. Project Title: A Phase I/II study of PF-06463922, a next-generation ALK inhibitor, in children with relapsed /…

Will a Three-Pronged Approach be the Better Approach?

A promising way to further improve outcomes in this disease appears to be the development of adjuvant therapeutic strategies. This trial will treat children with high-risk neuroblastoma by combining anti-GD2 with mIBG therapy and a new antibody (Nivolumab). Project Title:…

Are Five Targets Better Than One? Using CTLs To Seek and Destroy

This immunotherapy treatment uses cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) for the first-time for children with neuroblastoma. CTLs are the killer T-cells of the immune system whose role is to seek out and destroy abnormal cells. Project Title: Phase I Clinical Trial…

Can T-Cell Immunotherapy Work in Osteosarcoma and Neuroblastoma?

This trial studies the side effects and best dose of activated T cells armed with GD2 bispecific antibody and how well they work in treating patients with neurblastoma, osteosarcoma, and other GD2+ solid tumors. Project Title: Activated T-Cells Armed With…

Can High Frequency Ultrasound Be Used for Bulky Tumors?

This clinical trial uses a new technology for childhood cancer called “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound guided by Magnetic Resonance.” This clinical trial will be the first time this noninvasive new technology will be tried in children with abdominal tumors that…

Can Genetic Mutations Be Specifically Targeted for Neuroblastoma?

By understanding the genetic features of a tumor, researchers are able to use specific drugs that interfere with certain cell processes that cause unrestricted growth. This is the first precision medicine trial for children that will robustly analyze the genomics…

Can a Child’s T-Cells be Engineered to Better Recognize and Kill Neuroblastoma Cells Safely?

Solving Kids’ Cancer supported the preclinical work that led to this current clinical trial using a CAR T-cell therapy approach with the goal of bringing these early successes in blood cancers to children with neuroblastoma and other solid tumors. This…

Will a New Drug That Stops Cell Repair Reduce Tumors in Children When Given With Chemotherapy?

Researchers at CHOP identified an enzyme that plays a key role in controlling the cell cycle a called checkpoint kinase or CHK1. The Wee1 inhibitor MK-1775 works with irinotecan to stop cell division and cause cell death. This combination drug…