A Study of V934/V935 Vaccine in Cancer Participants With Selected Solid Tumors (V934-002)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00753415
First received: September 15, 2008
Last updated: May 7, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

This is a two-part study to test the safety, tolerability, and immune response for V934/V935 vaccine using a new prime-boost regimen in participants with selected solid tumors.


Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Breast Cancer
Melanoma
Upper GI Tract Carcinoma
Colon Carcinoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Bladder Carcinoma
Prostate Cancer
Biological: V935
Biological: V934-EP
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Investigation of the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of V934/V935 hTERT Vaccination in Cancer Patients With Selected Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Dose-Limiting Toxicity (DLT) [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to 30 days following the last vaccination (up to 77 weeks); Treatment Period + Acute Follow-up (FU) Period ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    DLT was defined as a vaccine- or EP-related adverse event (AE) including the following: Hematological (Grade 3 neutropenia with fever, Grade 4 neutropenia ≥5 days, Grade 4 thrombocytopenia) or non-hematological AE, Grade 3, 4 or 5 with the exception of Grade 3 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) elevation, alopecia, Grade 3/4 creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) elevation or inadequately treated hypersensitivity. Any Grade 3/4 related AE that failed to return to ≤Grade 1 or baseline within 14 days was also considered a DLT.

  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to 30 days following the last vaccination (up to 77 weeks); Treatment Period + Acute Follow-up (FU) Period ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    This analysis includes the number of participants with AEs and serious AEs (SAEs) during the Treatment Period plus the Acute Follow-up (FU) Period (up to 30 days following last vaccination). An AE was defined as any unfavorable or unintended change in the structure, function or chemistry of the body temporally associated with the use of the product, whether or not considered related to the product, including any worsening of a preexisting condition which was temporally associated with the product. An SAE was defined as an AE resulting in death, was life-threatening, resulted in or prolonged hospitalization, was a congenital anomaly, a cancer, an overdose or other important medical event.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Immunologic Response to V934/V935 (Immunologic Response Rate) [ Time Frame: From pre-vaccination to Week 69 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Spot (ELISPOT) assay was planned to be used to demonstrate a cell mediated immune response to V935 and/or V934 in vaccinated participants. Collection of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) and serum took place at baseline (Screening and pre-vaccination Day 1), and various time points post vaccination across the three distinct regimens to be tested. A positive immune response was to be defined by a minimum number of spot-forming cells per million PBMC (SFC/10^6 PBMCs) for the antigen well and a minimum n-fold increase in the antigen well over the control well.


Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Part A: V935 LD
Two intramuscular (IM) injections of V935 low dose (LD), 1 given every other week over a 3-week period.
Biological: V935
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered IM every 2 weeks as either a LD (1 x 10^9 vector genomes/mL) or a HD (1 x 10^11 vector genomes/mL).
Experimental: Part A: V934 LD(3)+V935 LD
Three electroporation (EP) injections of V934 (LD) , 1 given every other week over a 5-week period. Following a 4-week observation period, 2 IM injections of V935 (LD) will be administered, 1 given every other week over a 3-week period.
Biological: V935
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered IM every 2 weeks as either a LD (1 x 10^9 vector genomes/mL) or a HD (1 x 10^11 vector genomes/mL).
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part A: V935 HD
Two IM injections of V935 high dose (HD), 1 given very other week over a 3-week period.
Biological: V935
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered IM every 2 weeks as either a LD (1 x 10^9 vector genomes/mL) or a HD (1 x 10^11 vector genomes/mL).
Experimental: Part A: V934 HD(3)+V935 HD
Three EP injections of V934 (HD), 1 given every other week over a 5-week period. Following a 4-week observation period, 2 IM injections of V935 (HD) will be administered, 1 given every other week over a 3-week period.
Biological: V935
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered IM every 2 weeks as either a LD (1 x 10^9 vector genomes/mL) or a HD (1 x 10^11 vector genomes/mL).
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part A: V934 HD(5)+V935 HD
Five EP injections of V934 (HD), 1 given every other week over a 9-week period. Following a 4-week observation period, 2 IM injections of V935 (HD) will be administered, 1 given every other week over a 3-week period.
Biological: V935
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered IM every 2 weeks as either a LD (1 x 10^9 vector genomes/mL) or a HD (1 x 10^11 vector genomes/mL).
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part B: V935 LD/V934 Booster
Participants who completed Part A could enter Part B. Following a 12-week observation period, 3 EP injections of V934 booster were administered, 1 given every 2 weeks.
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part B: V934 LD(3)+V935 LD/V934 Booster
Participants who complete Part A can enter Part B. Following a 12-week observation period, 3 EP injections of V934 booster will be administered, 1 given every 2 weeks.
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part B: V935 HD/V934 Booster
Participants who complete Part A can enter Part B. Following a 12-week observation period, 3 EP injections of V934 booster will be administered, 1 given every 2 weeks.
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part B: V934 HD(3)+V935 HD/V934 Booster
Participants who complete Part A can enter Part B. Following a 12-week observation period, 3 EP injections of V934 booster will be administered, 1 given every 2 weeks.
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).
Experimental: Part B: V934 HD(5)+V935 HD/V934 Booster
Participants who complete Part A can enter Part B. Following a 12-week observation period, 3 EP injections of V934 booster will be administered, 1 given every 2 weeks.
Biological: V934-EP
A 0.5 mL vaccine administered by EP as either a LD (0.5 mg plasmid/mL) or a HD (5.0 mg plasmid/mL).

Detailed Description:

Two vaccines will be administered: V934-electroporation (EP) either low dose (LD) or high dose (HD), and V935 either LD or HD. In Part A, participants will be assigned to V935 vaccine alone or in combination with V934-EP. Part B will be an optional part of the study, offering V934-EP vaccine booster to participants who were enrolled in Part A.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria Part A

  • Participant has one of the selected solid tumors with no distant metastases, and is more than 8 weeks from completion of definitive therapy with intention to cure. Selected Solid Tumors: Stage I to III non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC); Stage III breast cancer; Stage IIB or III melanoma; Stage II or III upper gastrointestinal tract carcinoma (e.g., esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas); Stage III colon carcinoma; Stage II, III, or IV (M0 only) renal cell carcinoma; Stage II, III, or IV (M0 only) bladder carcinoma; clinically-localized prostate carcinoma
  • Participant has adequate organ function.
  • Female participant of childbearing potential has a negative serum pregnancy test within 3 days of study enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria Part A

  • Participant has known hypersensitivity to any component of study vaccine.
  • Participant has a history of clinically significant cardiac conditions, including cardiac arrhythmias which have not been controlled within the last 3 months, unstable angina, myocardial infarction (within the last 3 months), or New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV congestive heart failure. Participant must have no clinically significant electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities and not have a pacemaker or cardioverter/defibrillator implanted.
  • Participant has undergone splenectomy or has any history of autoimmune disorder.
  • Participant has received immunosuppressive treatment within 1 month prior to enrollment.
  • Participant has known acquired, inherited, or idiopathic thrombocytopenia, platelet dysfunction or coagulopathy that would contraindicate IM injections.
  • Participant has an acute infection requiring intravenous antibiotic, antiviral or antifungal agents within 2 weeks of study entry.
  • Participant is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive at any time during the study or within 1 year after receiving the last vaccination.
  • Participant is known to be Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-seropositive.
  • Participant has known history of Hepatitis B or C or active Hepatitis A.
  • Participant has been vaccinated for any disease or for prophylaxis within 1 month prior to the first vaccination.
  • The participant has been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Inclusion Criteria Part B

  • Participant must have completed their respective vaccination Treatment Group regimen for Part A of this study.
  • Participant must have completed a ≥12 week safety observation period prior to receiving their first V934-EP boost.

Exclusion Criteria Part B

  • Participant has new or metastatic tumor lesions since enrollment in Part A.
  • Participant has developed any significant cardiac conditions since enrollment in Part A including cardiac arrhythmias which have not been controlled within the last 3 months, unstable angina, myocardial infarction (within the last 3 months), or NYHA Class III or IV congestive heart failure.
  • Participant has undergone a splenectomy, or has developed any autoimmune disorders, since enrollment in Part A.
  • Participant has received immunosuppressive treatment within 1 month prior to enrollment in Part B
  • Participant has developed any acquired, inherited, or idiopathic thrombocytopenia, platelet dysfunction or coagulopathy that would contraindicate IM injections
  • Participant has an acute infection requiring intravenous antibiotic, antiviral or antifungal agents within 2 weeks of entry to Part B.
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00753415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: V934-002, 2008_541
Study First Received: September 15, 2008
Results First Received: March 19, 2014
Last Updated: May 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Renal Cell carcinoma
Melanoma
Prostatic Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Neoplasms
Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Adenocarcinoma
Kidney Neoplasms
Kidney Diseases
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Genital Neoplasms
Male Genital Diseases
Male, Prostatic Diseases
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Lung Neoplasms
Melanoma
Prostatic Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Adenocarcinoma
Kidney Neoplasms
Kidney Diseases
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors

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