Interleukin-2 and Stem Cell Factor in Treating Patients With AIDS or AIDS-Related Cancer
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. Stem cell factor may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of cancer therapy.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining interleukin-2 with stem cell factor in treating patients who have AIDS or AIDS-related cancer.
Biological: recombinant human stem cell factor
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Study Of Low-Dose Subcutaneous Interleukin 2 (IL-2) And Stem Cell Factor (r-metHuSCF) For Patients With AIDS And AIDS-Associated Malignancy|
|Study Start Date:||August 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the safety and toxicity of low-dose interleukin-2 and stem cell factor in patients with AIDS or AIDS-related malignancies.
- Determine the immune status of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, dose-escalation study of stem cell factor.
Patients receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) subcutaneously (SC) six days a week and stem cell factor SC three times a week for 8 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of stem cell factor until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, an additional cohort of 3 patients receives treatment at the MTD.
Patients are followed every 2 weeks for 1 month.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-18 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001|
|United States, Ohio|
|Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital - Ohio State University|
|Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210|
|Study Chair:||Zale P. Bernstein, MD||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|