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Vaccine Therapy With or Without Interleukin-12 in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Southern California Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: May 20, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

RATIONALE: Vaccines made from a person's cancer cells may make the body build an immune response that will kill tumor cells. Interleukin-12 may kill tumor cells by stopping blood flow to the tumor and by stimulating white blood cells to kill melanoma cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to determine the effectiveness of vaccine therapy given with interleukin-12 in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV melanoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Intraocular Melanoma Melanoma (Skin) Biological: gp100 antigen Biological: incomplete Freund's adjuvant Biological: recombinant interleukin-12 Biological: tyrosinase peptide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase II Trial of a Vaccine Combining Tyrosinase/gp100 Peptides Emulsified With Montanide ISA 51 With and Without Interleukin-12 for Patients With Resected Stages III and IV Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by University of Southern California:

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: November 1998
Study Completion Date: September 2004
Primary Completion Date: November 1999 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate immune reactivity to tyrosinase and gp100 peptides emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 (ISA-51) with or without interleukin-12 following surgical resection in HLA-A2 positive patients with stage III or IV melanoma.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, parallel study. Patients are stratified by prior therapy (immunotherapy or chemotherapy vs surgery only). Patients are randomized to receive 1 of 2 treatment arms: Arm I: Following surgery, patients receive tyrosinase and gp100 peptides emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 (ISA-51) subcutaneously (SQ) once weekly during weeks 0, 2, 4, 6, 10, 14, 18, and 26 for a total of 8 vaccinations. Arm II: Following surgery, patients receive treatment as in Arm I followed by interleukin-12 SQ once weekly during weeks 0, 2, 4, 6, 10, 14, 18, and 26 for a total of 8 vaccinations. Patients are followed at 2-4 weeks, then every 3 months for 2 years after resection, then every 6 months for 3 years, and then yearly if without evidence of disease.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 45 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage III or IV cutaneous or ocular melanoma that can be completely resected or rendered free of disease but is at high risk of recurrence OR Recurrent disease following interferon alfa or ineligible for or refused interferon alfa HLA-A2 positive Tumor tissue must be available for analysis of gp100/tyrosinase expression Detectable expression of one or the other antigen not required

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No major cardiovascular illness Pulmonary: No major respiratory illness (e.g., pneumonia) Gastrointestinal: No major gastrointestinal illness Other: Not pregnant or nursing No major systemic infection (e.g., sepsis) No coagulation or bleeding disorder HIV negative Hepatitis B surface antigen negative Hepatitis C surface antigen negative No history of uveitis or autoimmune inflammatory eye disease No active autoimmune disease Not allergic to Montanide ISA-51 No active second malignancy within the past 5 years

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 1 month since prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: At least 1 month since prior chemotherapy, including adjuvant therapy Endocrine therapy: At least 1 month since prior endocrine therapy No concurrent steroid therapy Radiotherapy: At least 1 month since prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 1 month since prior surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003339

United States, California
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033-0800
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern California
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD University of Southern California
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Southern California Identifier: NCT00003339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066310 (10M-97-3)
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: May 20, 2014

Keywords provided by University of Southern California:
recurrent intraocular melanoma
stage III melanoma
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uveal Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Eye Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Eye Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Freund's Adjuvant
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
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