Study Overview

TB-403 will be given intravenously (by IV) once a day on days 1 and 15 of each 28-day cycle.

Starting no earlier than 28 days after the first dose of TB-403, participants may begin taking either etoposide or temozolomide orally (by mouth). The study doctor will participants instructions on when and how often to take this drug. If participants cannot swallow temozolomide tablets participants will be given instructions on how to crush and take the study drug, or if taking etoposide, participants may receive an IV formulation.

Study Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Provide written informed consent (Subject or legal representative)
  2. Be > 6 months and < 18 years of age. For each dose cohort, the first 3 subjects must be at least 2 years of age
  3. Have a histologically-confirmed diagnosis of MB, NB, ES or ARMS
  4. Have documented relapse or refractoriness after standard-of-care therapy
  5. Have undergone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for MB (brain [all cohorts] and spinal cord [Cohort 4 only]), a computerized tomography (CT) /metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan (if MIBG avid) for NB, or CT / MRI for ES orARMS within 1 month prior to first dose of study treatment
  6. Have a Lansky score ≥ 40 for subjects up to 16 years of age or a Karnofsky score ≥ 40 for subjects 16 years of age to < 18 years
  7. Have adequate organ function, defined as:
    • Peripheral absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 × 109/L
    • Platelet count ≥ 100 × 109/L (transfusion to reach this level is permitted)3Hemoglobin ≥ 8mg/dL (transfusion to reach this level is permitted)
    • International normalized ratio (INR) < 1.5; partial thromboplastin time (PTT) < 1.5 upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Creatinine clearance > 50mL/min/1.73m2 OR serum creatinine ≤ specified maximum values based on age, as described below:
      • 6 months to 3 years of age: serum creatinine ≤ 0.4mg/dL
      • 3 to 13 years of age: serum creatinine ≤ 0.7mg/dL
      • >13 years of age: serum creatinine ≤ 1mg/dL
      • Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 2.5 × ULN; serum total bilirubin < 1.5 × ULN
  8. Have no symptoms of cranial hypertension or convulsions within 14 days before Cycle 1 Day 1 (anti-epileptic drugs and corticosteroids are allowed to control any preexisting symptoms)
  9. If female of childbearing potential, must not be lactating and must have a negative pregnancy test (blood or urine, at the discretion of the investigator) prior to enrollment and use effective contraception during study participation. Women should continue effective contraception for 3 months following last dose of TB-403
  10. If a sexually-active male, must agree to use a latex condom during any sexual contact with females of childbearing potential while participating in the study and for 3 months following last dose of TB-403
  11. For subjects on corticosteroids for endocrine deficiencies or tumor-associated symptoms, must be on a stable (or decreasing) dose for at least 7 days before first dose of study treatment

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Have any clinically significant disease considered by the investigator to interfere with study participation
  2. Have not fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of prior anticancer therapy (e.g., chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy) or are currently receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiation therapy. Subjects must be within the following timelines relative to first dose of study treatment:
    • Myelosuppressive chemotherapy: Must not have received within 2 weeks (6 weeks if prior nitrosourea)
    • Hematopoietic growth factors: At least 5 days since the completion of therapy with a growth factor
    • Biologic (anti-neoplastic agent): At least 7 days since the completion of therapy with a biologic agent. For agents that have known adverse events occurring beyond 7 days after administration, this period must be extended beyond the time during which adverse events are known to occur. The duration of this interval must be discussed with the Sponsor
    • Immunotherapy: At least 6 weeks since the completion of any type of immunotherapy, e.g., tumor vaccines
    • Monoclonal antibodies: At least 7 days or 3 half-lives, whichever is longer, must have elapsed since prior treatment with a monoclonal antibody
    • Radiotherapy: At least 14 days since the last treatment except for radiation delivered with palliative intent to a non-target site
    • Stem Cell Transplant or Rescue: No evidence of active graft vs. host disease and ≥ 2 months must have elapsed since transplant
  3. Have participated in another therapeutic clinical trial with an investigational drug within 1 month before first dose of study treatment
  4. Have any known active uncontrolled infection
  5. Have had major surgery or bone fracture within 28 days before first dose of study treatment
  6. Have previously received TB-403
  7. Have a history of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions or hypersensitivity to recombinant proteins or excipients in the investigational drug
  8. Are receiving increasing doses of corticosteroids
  9. Are eligible for a curative treatment option
  10. Have had a prior thrombotic event (e.g., pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis) or are currently receiving therapeutic or prophylactic doses of anticoagulants


For more information about this study, contact Catherine Redinger at 501-364-4290 ( or Suzy Hall at 501-364-4181 (