Vincristine, Carboplatin, and Etoposide or Observation Only in Treating Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Newly Diagnosed Retinoblastoma

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00335738


This phase III trial is studying vincristine, carboplatin, and etoposide to see how well they work compared to observation only in treating patients who have undergone surgery for newly diagnosed retinoblastoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine, carboplatin, and etoposide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. Sometimes, after surgery, no additional treatment is needed for the tumor until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient.

Official Title

A Study of Unilateral Retinoblastoma With and Without Histopathologic High-Risk Features and the Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Newly diagnosed unilateral retinoblastoma

   - Underwent enucleation as primary therapy within the past 5 weeks

      - Must enroll and submit pathology slides within 21 days of enucleation

      - Adjuvant chemotherapy must begin within 35 days after enucleation

   - Disease with or without high-risk histopathologic features

      - High-risk features are defined as any of the following:

         - Posterior uveal invasion (includes choroidal invasion)

         - Any degree of concomitant choroid and/or optic nerve involvement

         - Tumor involving the optic nerve posterior to the lamina cribrosa as an
         independent finding

         - Scleral invasion

         - Anterior chamber seeding

         - Ciliary body infiltration

         - Iris infiltration

   - No evidence of extraocular retinoblastoma clinically, by CT scan, or by MRI of the
   brain and orbits with and without gadolinium

   - No tumor at the cut end of the optic nerve on any eye enucleated as evidenced by
   histologic examination prior to study entry

   - No systemic metastases as evidenced by bone marrow scan, bone scan, or any other
   additional test at study entry

   - Lansky performance status 50-100%

   - Hemoglobin > 8 g/dL

   - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm³

   - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³

   - Creatinine adjusted according to age as follows:

      - No greater than 0.4 mg/dL (≤ 5 months)

      - No greater than 0.5 mg/dL (6 months -11 months)

      - No greater than 0.6 mg/dL (1 year-23 months)

      - No greater than 0.8 mg/dL (2 years-5 years)

      - No greater than 1.0 mg/dL (6 years-9 years)

      - No greater than 1.2 mg/dL (10 years-12 years)

      - No greater than 1.4 mg/dL (13 years and over [female])

      - No greater than 1.5 mg/dL (13 years to 15 years [male])

      - No greater than 1.7 mg/dL (16 years and over [male])

   - Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate at least 70 mL/min

   - Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) for age

   - AST or ALT < 2.5 times ULN for age

   - No prior therapy other than enucleation

   - No prior chemotherapy


drug: carboplatin

drug: etoposide

drug: liposomal vincristine sulfate

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cancer Clinical Trials Office

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