Interleukin-12 in Treating Patients With Hematologic Cancers or Solid Tumors
RATIONALE: Interleukin-12 may kill tumor cells by stopping blood flow to the tumor and by stimulating a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-12 in treating patients who have hematologic cancer or solid tumor.
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor
Biological: recombinant interleukin-12
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Trial of Recombinant Human Interleukin-12 After High-Dose Therapy and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Support|
|Study Start Date:||October 1997|
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the safety and maximum tolerated dose of interleukin-12 (IL-12) in patients with hematologic malignancies or solid tumors who have undergone high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. II. Evaluate the hematologic and immunologic effects of IL-12 in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients receive interleukin-12 (IL-12) IV as a single test dose followed by 2 weeks of rest. Patients then receive IL-12 IV daily for 5 days followed by 16 days of rest for up to 6 courses. Cohorts of 3-5 patients receive escalating doses of IL-12 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 5 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Indiana|
|Indiana University Cancer Center|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5265|
|Study Chair:||Michael J. Robertson, MD||Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center|