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Iowa City, Iowa 52242


Participants in this research study have tumors that express somatostatin receptors such as neuroendocrine tumors, medulloblastoma, meningioma, and neuroblastoma. Approximately 64 people will participate in this study conducted at the University of Iowa.

Study summary:

Participants in this research study have tumors that express somatostatin receptors such as a neuroendocrine tumor, medulloblastoma, meningioma, and neuroblastoma. The purpose of this research study is to determine if 90Y-DOTATOC is an effective treatment for tumors that express somatostatin receptors and if 68Ga-DOTATOC PET/CT can measure the extent of disease and measure response to this therapy. This research will determine if this process called dosimetry is an effective technique to determine how much 90Y-DOTATOC the participants can safely receive without damage to their kidneys and bone marrow. Goals for this study are to: 1. Demonstrate safety and efficacy of dosimetry-guided peptide receptor radiotherapy (PRRT) using 90Y-DOTA-tyr3-Octreotide (90Y-DOTATOC) in patients with neuroendocrine and other somatostatin receptor expressing tumors. 2. Monitor all adverse events associated with peptide receptor radiotherapy using 90Y-DOTATOC. 3. Establish 68Ga-DOTA-tyr3-Octreotide (68Ga-DOTATOC) PET/CT as an accurate technique for diagnosis, staging, treatment targeting, and monitoring response to 90Y-DOTATOC therapy. Approximately 64 people will participate in this study conducted at the University of Iowa.


Inclusion Criteria 1. Disease not amenable to standard treatment (nonresectable or disease present after one or more surgeries and/or Sandostatin treatment) or subject has failed existing first line chemotherapy, biologic therapy, targeted agent therapy or radiation therapy. 2. Participation in Iowa Neuroendocrine Tumor Registry. 3. A pathologically confirmed (histology or cytology) malignant neoplasm with at least one target lesion that is confirmed by conventional imaging and is determined to express somatostatin receptors by 68Ga-DOTATOC (TATE) PET within 120 days prior to treatment with 90Y-DOTATOC. 4. The target lesion is one that either has never received external beam radiation irradiated or has been previously irradiated and has since demonstrated progression. Any local irradiation of the target lesion or any non-target lesions via external beam, conformal or stereotactic radiation treatments must have occurred more than 4 weeks prior to study drug administration. Any full craniospinal radiation, whether or not a target lesion is included in the field, must have occurred more than 3 months prior to study drug administration. 5. Life expectancy > /= 2 months at the time of study drug administration. 6. Neuroendocrine archival tissue from a previous biopsy will be required. 7. Age ≥ 6 months-100 years at the time of study drug administration. 8. Performance status as determined by Karnofsky ≥ 60% or Lansky Play Scale ≥ 60% at the time of study drug administration. 9. Completion of Norfolk Quality of Life Questionnaire. 10. Within 7±10 days of study drug administration, patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below: - absolute neutrophil count >1000/mm3 - platelets >90,000/mm3 - total bilirubin <3X ULN for age - AST(SGOT) & ALT(SGPT) <10X institutional upper limit of normal for age - urinalysis with no greater than 1+ hematuria or proteinuria - Renal function* Adults (age 18 or >): Serum creatinine ≤ 1.2 mg/dl; if serum creatinine is >1.2 mg/dL, nuclear GFR will be measured. GFR will need to be ≥ 80 ml/min/1.73m2 for subjects ≤40 years old, ≥ 70 ml/min/1.73m2 for subjects between 41-50; ≥ 60 ml/min/1.73m2 for subjects between 51-60; ≥ 50 ml/min/1.73m2 for subjects > 60 years old. Children (age < 18): nuclear GFR ≥ 80 mL/min/1.73 m2 * Renal function criteria based on our previous experience with 90Y-DOTATOC therapy and known changes in GFR with age 11. The effects of 90Y-DOTA-tyr3-Octreotide on the developing human fetus are unknown. For this reason and because Class C agents are known to be teratogenic, women and men of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately. 12. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document. Exclusion Criteria 1. Pregnant women are excluded from this study because 90Y-DOTATOC is a Class C agent with potential teratogenic or abortifacient effects. 2. Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with 90Y-DOTATOC, breastfeeding should be discontinued until 6 weeks after the last administration of study drug. 3. Surgery within 4 weeks of study drug administration. 4. External beam radiation to both kidneys (scatter doses of <500 cGy to a single kidney or radiation to < 50% of a single kidney is acceptable). 5. Prior PRRT with 90Y-DOTATOC (TATE) or 177Lu-DOTATOC (TATE) or 131I-MIBG therapy for this malignancy. 6. Another investigational drug within 4 weeks of study drug administration. 7. Concurrent, malignant disease for which patient is on active therapy. 8. Another significant medical, psychiatric, or surgical condition which is currently uncontrolled by treatment and which would likely affect the subject's ability to complete this protocol. 9. Any subject for whom, in the opinion of their physician, a 12-hour discontinuation of somatostatin analogue therapy represents a health risk. Also subjects who have received long-acting somatostatin analogue in the past 28 days or long-acting lanreotide within the past 16 weeks are excluded. Subjects may be maintained on short acting octreotide during the time from last injection of long-acting somatostatin analogue until 12 hrs prior to injection of study drug. Known antibodies to Octreotide, Lanreotide, or DOTATOC or history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to 90Y-DOTATOC. 10. Patients who have had chemotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) of study drug administration or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier. 11. Uncontrolled illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements. 12. Subject weighs more than 450 pounds. (Subjects who weigh more than 450 pounds will not be able to fit inside the imaging machines). 13. Inability to lie still for the entire imaging time (due to cough, severe arthritis, etc.).



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
M S O'Dorisio, MD, PhD
University of Iowa

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Location Contact:

Iowa City, Iowa 52242
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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