Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery
RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well vaccine therapy works in treating patients with stage III or stage IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery.
Biological: incomplete Freund's adjuvant
Biological: multi-epitope melanoma peptide vaccine
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Vaccination With Synthetic Melanoma Peptides Administered With GM-CSF-in-Adjuvant in Patients With Advanced Melanoma|
|Study Start Date:||August 2002|
- Determine the antitumor immune response in patients with unresectable stage III or IV melanoma treated with vaccine comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides, sargramostim (GM-CSF), and Montanide ISA-51.
OUTLINE: Patients receive vaccine comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides, sargramostim (GM-CSF), and Montanide ISA-51 on days 1, 8, 15, 29, 36, and 43. Patients undergo removal of the lymph node draining the vaccination site on day 22 to assess immune response.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 29 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Virginia|
|Cancer Center at the University of Virginia|
|Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908|
|Study Chair:||Craig L. Slingluff, MD||University of Virginia|