Gene Therapy and Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill ovarian cancer cells. Interleukin-2 combined with white blood cells that are gene-modified to recognize and kill ovarian cancer cells may be an effective treatment for recurrent or residual ovarian cancer.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 plus gene-modified white blood cells in treating patients who have advanced ovarian epithelial cancer.
Biological: MOv-gamma chimeric receptor gene
Biological: therapeutic allogeneic lymphocytes
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER USING ANTI-CD3 STIMULATED PERIPHERAL BLOOD LYMPHOCYTES TRANSDUCED WITH A GENE ENCODING A CHIMERIC T-CELL RECEPTOR REACTIVE WITH FOLATE BINDING PROTEIN|
|Study Start Date:||February 1997|
- Determine the clinical response in patients with advanced ovarian epithelial cancer treated with intravenously administered allogeneic peripheral blood mononuclear cell-stimulated, gene-modified lymphocytes (MOv-PBL).
- Evaluate the ability of intravenously administered MOv-PBL to traffic to sites of ovarian cancer.
- Determine the duration of survival of transduced lymphocytes in the systemic circulation and at the tumor site in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients are stratified by eligibility to receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) (yes vs no).
Patients undergo leukapheresis. The collected peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) are stimulated with allogeneic peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) followed by retroviral transduction with antiovarian cancer MOv-gamma chimeric receptor gene (MOv-PBL). MOv-PBL are then reinfused IV over 30-60 minutes followed by IL-2 IV over 15-30 minutes every 12 hours for up to 8 doses (if eligible). This course may be repeated at least once, beginning 2-3 weeks later. Patients receiving allogeneic PBMC-stimulated PBLs receive donor PBMCs subcutaneously at 1 and 8 days after each MOv-PBL infusion instead of IL-2.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients in each stratum receive escalating doses of MOv-PBL until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. An additional 10 patients receive MOv-PBL, without IL-2, followed by immunization with donor PBMCs as above.
Patients are followed at 4 and 8 weeks and then periodically for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 13-50 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182|
|Study Chair:||Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD||NCI - Surgery Branch|