Primary Outcome Measures:
- 3-month PFS rate [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Will estimate the fraction of subjects surviving 3 months without disease progression. The first stage will involve enrolling, treating and following 13 patients. If no more than one of the first 13 patients is alive without progression at 3 months, the study will be terminated for the lack of efficacy
Secondary Outcome Measures:
GC1008 is a human IgG4 kappa monoclonal antibody capable of neutralizing all mammalian isoforms of TGFbeta (i.e., beta1, beta 2 and beta 3). GC1008 is a high affinity antibody with dissociation constants (Kds) of 1.8 nM, 2.8 nM and 1.4 nM for TGF1,2,and 3, respectively.
Primary: - To assess progression-free survival rate at three months Secondary: - To determine the toxicity and safety of systemic infusion of anti-TGF beta antibody at three-week dosing intervals. - To assess time to progression and overall survival - to assess response rate using Modified RECIST Criteria for Mesothelioma Additional Objectives: - To assess efficacy using serial measurements of serum [and intrapleural, if indwelling catheter in place] biomarkers, including serum-mesothelin related peptide (SMRP/Mesomark®) and osteopontin. - To assess systemic [and intrapleural if indwelling catheter in place] humoral anti-tumor immune responses after repeated anti-TGF beta antibody instillation. - To assess systemic [and intrapleural, if indwelling catheter in place] TGF beta, and other cytokine levels after repeated anti-TGF beta antibody instillation. - To assess biologic response measurements of TGF beta blockade from serum tests and from pleural fluid or biopsy tissue if this is available.