Cell Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma Using CD8 Enriched Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes
- One experimental treatment for certain types of cancer is cell therapy, which involves collecting lymphocytes (white blood cells) from a tumor, growing them in the laboratory in large numbers, and then modifying the cells with a gene (IL-12) that stimulates the immune system to attack and destroy the cancer cells. Because this treatment is experimental, researchers are interested in determining the side effects and overall effectiveness of cell therapy using white blood cells modified with IL-12 as a treatment for aggressive cancer.
- To determine the safety and effectiveness of cell therapy using IL-12 modified tumor white blood cells to treat metastatic melanoma.
- Individuals greater than or equal to 18 years of age and less than or equal to age 66 who have been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma.
- Participants will be screened with a medical history, physical examination, blood and urine tests, and imaging studies.
- Cells for treatment will be collected during tumor biopsy or surgery.
- Prior to the start of cell therapy, participants will have imaging procedures, heart and lung function tests, and blood and urine tests, as well as leukapheresis to collect additional white blood cells.
- For 5 days before the cell infusion, participants will be admitted for inpatient chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and fludarabine to suppress the immune system in preparation for the cell therapy.
- Participants will receive the modified white blood cells as an infusion 1 to 4 days after the last dose of chemotherapy. The day after the infusion, participants will receive filgrastim to stimulate blood cell growth.
- Participants will remain as inpatients for at least 5 to 10 days to recover from the treatment, and will be followed regularly after the treatment to study side effects and general effectiveness.
- Participants who initially respond to treatment but have a relapse may have one additional treatment using the same procedure.
Other: Gene Transfer
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase I/II Study of Metastatic Melanoma Using Lymphodepleting Conditioning Followed by Infusion of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes Genetically Engineered to Express IL-12|
- To evaluate the safety of the administration of IL-12 engineered TIL in patients receiving a non-myeloablative conditioning regimen, and to determine if its administration will result in clinical tumor regression in patients with metastatic canc... [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Determine the in vivo survival of IL-12 gene-engineered cells. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven A Rosenberg, M.D.||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|