Vaccination With Autologous, Lethally Irradiated Melanoma Cells Engineered by Adenoviral Mediated Gene Transfer to Secrete Granulocyte-Macrophage Stimulating Factor (GMSF)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
F. Stephen Hodi, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00809588
First received: December 16, 2008
Last updated: February 24, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see if the proposed therapy will delay or stop the progression of the participants skin cancer. This study is being done because there are currently no treatments which have been shown convincing to treat disease which has progressed. This research study is designed to evaluate the immunologic effects and clinical side effects of giving vaccines to patients that are made from their own skin cancer cells.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma
Biological: Autologous, lethally irradiated melanoma cells
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IB Study of Vaccination With Autologous, Lethally Irradiated Melanoma Cells Engineered by Adenoviral Mediated Gene Transfer to Secrete Human Granulocyte-Macrophage Stimulating Factor

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Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the doses of lethally irradiated, autologous melanoma cells engineered by adenoviral mediated gene transfer to secrete CM-CSF that can be manufactured in stage III melanoma patients. [ Time Frame: 7 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the safety and biologic activity of vaccination with lethally irradiated, autologous melanoma cells engineered by adenoviral mediated gene transfer to secrete GM-CSF [ Time Frame: 7 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • To determine the two-year survival of stage IV melanoma patients vaccinated with lethally irradiated, autologous melanoma cells engineered by adenoviral mediated gene transfer to secrete GM-CSF [ Time Frame: 7 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To determine more fully the safety and biologic activity of vaccination with lethally irradiated, autologous melanoma cells engineered by adenoviral mediated gene transfer to secrete GM-CSF in stage IV melanoma patients [ Time Frame: 7 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: October 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Biological: Autologous, lethally irradiated melanoma cells
    Engineered to secrete human granulocyte-macrophage stimulating factor. Given on days 1, 8, 15, 29 and every two weeks after until the supply of vaccine has run out
Detailed Description:
  • The vaccines created from the participants melanoma cells are scheduled to be given to the participants on days 1, 8, 15, 29 and every two weeks after until the supply of vaccine has run out. The amount of vaccine is dependent on the total amount of cells yielded when the tumor is processed and treated. It is hoped that participants will receive at least six vaccines.
  • The vaccines will be administered in two injections that will be placed underneath the participants skin. The two injections will be given at the same place on the body.
  • If tumor sample yields enough cells, participants will also receive an injection of non-transduced irradiated melanoma cells. The purpose of this is to measure the amount of reaction of the participants immune system occuring created by the vaccine.
  • If either the vaccine site or DTH placement site has shown a reaction, a punch-biopsy will be taken. This will consist of a small piece of skin tissue removed under local anesthesia.
  • With vaccine #5, participants will receive a second DTH injection. Two days after the vaccine and DTH injection, punch biopsies will be taken of both sites.
  • At week 10 of treatment (or earlier if necessary), participants will undergo a chest, abdomen and pelvic CT scan. The physician may also have participants undergo a brain MRI if indicated at this time.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage III patients must have: A) Histologically documented melanoma B) Lymphadenopathy of at least 2cm in greatest diameter by physical exam or CT scan in a region draining a known or suspected primary melanoma or in transit metastatic disease of at least 2cm in greatest diameter by physical exam or CT in a region draining a known primary melanoma C) refused, not eligible, or failed adjuvant therapy with high dose a-interferon D) must be able to have all measurable disease removed at time of tumor harvest
  • Stage IV patients must have histologically documented metastatic melanoma
  • ECOG Performance Status 0 or 1
  • Estimated life expectancy of 6 months or greater
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Signed Informed Consent
  • Greater than 4 weeks from any chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or systemic glucocorticoid therapy
  • Greater than 6 months since bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled active infection
  • Pregnancy or nursing mothers
  • Evidence of infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B or C
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00809588

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: F. Stephen Hodi, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: F. Stephen Hodi, MD, Melanoma Disease Center Director, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00809588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-218
Study First Received: December 16, 2008
Last Updated: February 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
vaccination
GM-CSF
autologous
irradiated

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014