This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. Neuroblastoma is a form of pediatric cancer that leads to significant morbidity and mortality. As the 2nd most common malignant solid tumor, it accounts for greater than 10% of all pediatric cancer deaths. With current therapy, overall survival remains less than 30-40% for patients with stage 4 high-risk disease and there is an urgent need for improved treatments options for these children. We and other groups have show immunological and clinical efficacy with the use of neuroblastoma-specific immunotherapy. Due to the heterogeneous nature of neuroblastoma, teaching the immune system to target a diverse tumor antigen repertoire and use a broader array of host effector mechanisms with the use of tumor cell vaccines may provide increased anti-tumor efficacy when compared to adoptive cellular and monoclonal antibody therapy. During our last allogeneic tumor cell vaccine trial, we were able to induce clinical responses, including complete remissions, in patients with relapsed/refractory disease. However, the overall results were likely limited by the number of tumor antigens presented and the inhibitory microenvironment of the tumor. In this clinical study, we propose to address these obstacles by 1) modifying the vaccine product to increase the number of tumor associated antigens presented to the immune system, and 2) combine vaccination with metronomic oral cytoxan which has been show to alter the tumor microenvironment via anti-angiogenesis and suppression of T regulatory cells.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
General Clinical Research Centers Program (M01)
Project #
5M01RR000188-47
Application #
8356750
Study Section
National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group (RIRG)
Project Start
2010-12-01
Project End
2011-11-30
Budget Start
2010-12-01
Budget End
2011-11-30
Support Year
47
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$1,979
Indirect Cost
Name
Baylor College of Medicine
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
051113330
City
Houston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77030
Lanzieri, T M; Leung, J; Caviness, A C et al. (2017) Long-term outcomes of children with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease. J Perinatol 37:875-880
El-Hattab, Ayman W; Zarante, Ana Maria; Almannai, Mohammed et al. (2017) Therapies for mitochondrial diseases and current clinical trials. Mol Genet Metab 122:1-9
Jin, Haoxing Douglas; Demmler-Harrison, Gail J; Coats, David K et al. (2017) Long-term Visual and Ocular Sequelae in Patients With Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J 36:877-882
Zeller, Meg H; Washington, Gia A; Mitchell, James E et al. (2017) Alcohol use risk in adolescents 2 years after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis 13:85-94
Wattacheril, Julia; Lavine, Joel E; Chalasani, Naga P et al. (2017) Genome-Wide Associations Related to Hepatic Histology in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Hispanic Boys. J Pediatr 190:100-107.e2
Zimmerman, Emily; Lau, Chantal (2017) The Development of the Mother-Infant Mutualistic Screening Scale. J Pediatr Mother Care 2:
Thakur, Neeta; Barcelo, Nicolas E; Borrell, Luisa N et al. (2017) Perceived Discrimination Associated With Asthma and Related Outcomes in Minority Youth: The GALA II and SAGE II Studies. Chest 151:804-812
Jenkins, Todd M; Boyce, Tawny W; Ralph Buncher, C et al. (2017) Accuracy of Self-Reported Weight Among Adolescent and Young Adults Following Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg 27:1529-1532
Lopez, Adriana S; Lanzieri, Tatiana M; Claussen, Angelika H et al. (2017) Intelligence and Academic Achievement With Asymptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection. Pediatrics 140:
El-Hattab, Ayman W; Almannai, Mohammed; Scaglia, Fernando (2017) Arginine and citrulline for the treatment of MELAS syndrome. J Inborn Errors Metab Screen 5:

Showing the most recent 10 out of 453 publications