Vaccine Therapy With or Without Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Cancer

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00009958
First received: February 2, 2001
Last updated: May 15, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

Phase I trial to compare the effectiveness of vaccine therapy with or without sargramostim in treating patients who have solid tumors. Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Combining colony-stimulating factors such as sargramostim with vaccines may kill more tumor cells.


Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Biological: recombinant fowlpox-CEA(6D)/TRICOM vaccine
Biological: recombinant vaccinia-CEA(6D)-TRICOM vaccine
Biological: sargramostim
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Sequential Vaccinations With Fowlpox-CEA(6D)-TRICOM (B7.1/ICAM/LFA-3) Alone, and in Combination With Vaccinia-CEA(6D)-TRICOM, and the Role of GM-CSF, in Patients With CEA Expressing Carcinomas

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Immunologic response, measured by the frequency of interferon gamma-releasing T cells specific to CAP-1, an HLA-A2 restricted epitope of CEA, as measured by the ELISPOT assay [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months after completion of study treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pre and post-vaccination CTL precursor frequencies will be calculated so that changes in CTL precursor frequencies can be compared between dose levels of the vaccine. Also, 95% confidence intervals can be calculated for the percent increases (or decreases) in CTL precursor frequencies between dose levels.


Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: November 2000
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Stage I
Patients receive fCEA-TRI vaccine SC once daily on days 1, 29, 57, and 85.
Biological: recombinant fowlpox-CEA(6D)/TRICOM vaccine
Given SC
Other Names:
  • fowlpox-CEA-B7-1/ICAM-1/LFA-3
  • rF-CEA(6D)TRICOM
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Experimental: Stage II
Patients receive vCEA-TRI vaccine intradermally once on day 1 and fCEA-TRI vaccine SC at the MTD determined in stage I once daily on days 29, 57, and 85.
Biological: recombinant fowlpox-CEA(6D)/TRICOM vaccine
Given SC
Other Names:
  • fowlpox-CEA-B7-1/ICAM-1/LFA-3
  • rF-CEA(6D)TRICOM
Biological: recombinant vaccinia-CEA(6D)-TRICOM vaccine
Given intradermally
Other Name: rV-CEA(6D)-TRICOM
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Experimental: Stage III
A single cohort of 6-10 patients receive both vaccines as in stage II, at the MTDs determined in stages I and II, and sargramostim (GM-CSF) SC once daily on days 1-4, 29-32, 57-60, and 85-88.
Biological: recombinant fowlpox-CEA(6D)/TRICOM vaccine
Given SC
Other Names:
  • fowlpox-CEA-B7-1/ICAM-1/LFA-3
  • rF-CEA(6D)TRICOM
Biological: recombinant vaccinia-CEA(6D)-TRICOM vaccine
Given intradermally
Other Name: rV-CEA(6D)-TRICOM
Biological: sargramostim
Given SC
Other Names:
  • GM-CSF
  • Leukine
  • Prokine
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis of malignancy, with evidence of metastatic disease (evaluable disease is adequate), who have not responded to standard therapy, who have relapsed, or for whom such therapy is not available
  • Patients must have a tumor that has been shown to express CEA by immunohistochemical techniques or have had an elevated serum CEA > 10 at any point during their disease course
  • Patients must have an anticipated survival of at least 6 months
  • Patients must be fully informed about their illness and the investigational nature of the study protocol (including foreseeable risks and possible side effects), and must sign an informed consent
  • Patients must be ambulatory, with an ECOG performance status of 0 or 1, and must be maintaining a reasonable state of nutrition, consistent with weight maintenance
  • WBC >= 3,000/mm^3
  • ANC >= 1500/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3
  • Bilirubin =< 2 x upper limit of normal
  • SGOT and SGPT =< 4 x upper limit of normal
  • All patients should have an initial urine analysis; the initial urine analysis for eligibility is: proteinuria grade 0, hematuria grade 0, and no abnormal sediment; any positive protein including trace values should be evaluated by a 24-hour urine; any other abnormality in the sediment or the presence of hematuria should be evaluated by a nephrologist for evidence of underlying renal pathology; patients may be eligible if the underlying cause of the abnormality is determined to be non-renal
  • Normal creatinine is defined by creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL OR creatinine clearance >= 60 ml/min
  • At least 6 patients must be HLA-A2 positive for each of cohorts 3, 6, and 7; once the HLA-A2 positive quota of 6 has been met, enrollment to that cohort may close at the discretion of the principal investigator; there are no HLA phenotype restrictions for cohorts 1,2,4, and 5, although phenotyping will be performed on all patients
  • Vaccinia-naïve patients may be enrolled to any cohort

    • There must be no history of allergy or untoward reaction to prior vaccination with vaccinia virus, for patients on cohorts 4, 5, 6, or 7
  • Patients for all cohorts should have no evidence of immunocompromise or autoimmunity as defined by:

    • HIV negative by serologic testing; this requirement is due to the potential for an unacceptable high risk of systemic viremia, if live virus vaccine were to be administered to an immunocompromised individual; while similar constructs have been given to HIV positive patients, concern is high for toxicity, particularly with vaccinia
    • No other diagnosis (past or present) of:

      • Altered immune function, including immunodeficiency or history of immunodeficiency; eczema; history of eczema, or other eczematoid skin disorders; or those with acute, chronic or exfoliative skin conditions (e.g. atopic dermatitis, burns, impetigo, varicella zoster, severe acne, or other open rashes or wounds; this requirement is due to a potential unacceptable high risk of systemic viremia, if study vaccine were to be administered to an immunocompromised individual
      • Any autoimmune disease such as, Addison's disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, or systemic lupus erythematous, Sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, myasthenia gravis, Goodpasture syndrome active Grave's disease; this requirement is due to the potential risks of autoimmunity
    • No prior radiation to > 50% of all nodal groups
    • No concurrent use of systemic steroids, except for physiologic doses for systemic steroid replacement or local (topical, nasal, or inhaled) steroid use
  • Patients must have recovered from the reversible side effects of prior therapy
  • Patients must be willing and able to travel to Georgetown University Hospital for treatment and follow-up during therapy and at least monthly thereafter until there is evidence of disease progression
  • Patients must be able to avoid close household contact (close household contacts are those who share housing or have close physical contact) with persons with active or a history of eczema or other eczematoid skin disorders; those with other acute, chronic or exfoliative skin conditions (e.g., atopic dermatitis, burns, impetigo, varicella zoster, severe acne, or other open rashes or wounds) until condition resolves; pregnant or nursing women; children under 5 years of age; and immunodeficient or immunosuppressed persons (by disease or therapy), including HIV infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent major surgery (within 21 days)
  • Frequent vomiting or severe anorexia
  • Pregnant or lactating women; this requirement is due to an unacceptable high risk of CEA antibody transfer, which may be potentially harmful to the developing fetus or infant; (NOTE: women and men enrolled in the study are to practice an effective method of birth control for at least six months after their last treatment on protocol)
  • Serious intercurrent medical illness which would interfere with the ability of the patient to carry out the treatment program, including, but not limited to, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or active diverticulitis
  • The following therapies are prohibited and may not be administered to patients being treated on this protocol: chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy, and immunotherapy
  • Patients must have recovered completely from any reversible toxicity associated with their most recent therapy; typically this is 3-4 weeks for patients who most recently received cytotoxic therapy except for the nitrosoureas and mitomycin C for which 6 weeks is needed for recovery
  • Patients with clinically active brain metastasis, uncontrolled seizure disorders, encephalitis, or multiple sclerosis
  • Patients can not have any history (past or present) of allergy to eggs or egg products
  • Patients with history of receiving CEA-containing vaccines are excluded from enrollment into any of the 8 actual study cohorts; however, patients with metastatic disease who have progressed (as defined by objective response criteria for solid measurable tumor; tumor marker elevation alone is not sufficient) on a CEA-containing vaccine, may be enrolled to this study as they arise if they meet the patient eligibility criteria, but will be added-in outside of the eight established cohorts, at the currently established safe dose level; additionally, these patients will receive only the rF-CEA(6D)-TRICOM vaccine (possibly along with GM-CSF if cohort 7 is the currently established safe dose level), but otherwise will be treated according to the protocol as any other patient on study; such additional patients will not count toward study accrual, determination of primary immunologic endpoints, or the determination of the MTD
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Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20057
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Marshall Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00009958     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-03151, IBC20-09, P30CA051008, NCI-833, NIH/OBA-0006-405, CDR0000068427, GUMC-IBC20-09, GUMC-00101
Study First Received: February 2, 2001
Last Updated: May 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metronidazole
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents

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