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Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 25, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy in treating patients who have advanced cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Biological: MVA-MUC1-IL2 vaccine Phase 1

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety, tolerance, and maximum tolerated dose of TG4010 in patients with MUC1 positive advanced cancer. II. Determine the biological and immunological effects of this regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive TG4010 IM weekly for 4 weeks, every other week for 8 weeks, and then every 4 weeks. Treatment continues every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of TG4010 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 3 of 6 patients experience treatment related grade 3 toxicity. If any patient experiences grade 4 toxicity, the prior dose level is considered the MTD.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10 patients will be accrued for this study within 4 months.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Bridging Trial of TG4010 as Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy in Patients With MUC-1 Positive Advanced Cancer
Study Start Date : April 2000
Study Completion Date : May 2004

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed cancer not amenable to cure by any standard modality and not suitable for accepted palliative care with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormonal therapy Histologically confirmed MUC1 antigen expression No uncontrolled or symptomatic CNS metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Transaminase no greater than 3 times ULN (unless attributable to metastatic disease) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study HIV negative No active systemic infections No other serious concurrent systemic medical disorders that would preclude study compliance No history of, or immediate household contact with, eczema, exfoliative skin disorders, pregnant women, children under 3 years of age, or other immunocompromise offering an increased risk for disseminated vaccinia infection

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosamines and mitomycin) No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent systemic corticosteroid therapy No concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No concurrent immunosuppressive drugs No other concurrent experimental protocol No other concurrent antitumor therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004881

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00004881     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TRANSGENE-TG4010.01
CDR0000067544 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: May 25, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: February 2001

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs