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Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: March 2, 2007
Last updated: April 27, 2015
Last verified: May 2002

RATIONALE: Vaccines made from a peptide may make the body build an immune response and kill tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy in treating patients who have metastatic cancer that has not responded to previous therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Colorectal Cancer Bone Cancer Ovarian Sarcoma Melanoma Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer Breast Cancer Eye Cancer Uterine Sarcoma Drug: interleukin-2 Drug: MAGE-12 peptide vaccine Drug: Montanide ISA-51 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Randomized Study of MAGE-12 Peptide Vaccine in Patients With Refractory Metastatic Cancer Expressing MAGE-12 Antigen

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: July 2000
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity profile of MAGE-12 peptide vaccine in patients with refractory metastatic cancer that expresses MAGE-12 antigen.

II. Determine whether an immunologic response, as measured by an in vitro sensitization assay, can be obtained after administration of this regimen in these patients.

III. Determine a frequency of administration for this regimen based on immunologic response in these patients.

IV. Determine other immunologic parameters in these patients treated with this regimen.

V. Determine the clinical response rate in these patients treated with this regimen.

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to disease (metastatic cutaneous melanoma vs other tumor types). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.

Arm I: Patients receive MAGE-12 peptide vaccine emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 adjuvant subcutaneously (SC) weekly for 4 doses.

Arm II: Patients receive MAGE-12 peptide vaccine emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 adjuvant SC once every 3 weeks for 4 doses.

Patients with progressive disease may receive interleukin-2 IV over 15 minutes every 8 hours, beginning on the day after each immunization and continuing for up to 4 days. Patients achieving stable disease or a mixed, partial, or complete response continue on vaccine therapy alone for up to 24 total doses.

Patients are followed at 3 weeks.


A total of 26-56 patients (13-28 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 1 year.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)


--Disease Characteristics-- Histologically documented metastatic cancer of one of the following types: Cutaneous melanoma Ocular melanoma Colorectal carcinoma Non-small cell lung cancer Breast carcinoma Sarcoma HLA-Cw*0702 positive MAGE-12 expression by RT-PCR amplified tissue analysis Failed prior standard therapy Measurable or evaluable disease No renal carcinoma Hormone receptor status: Not specified --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- Biologic therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior biologic therapy for cancer No other concurrent biologic therapy for cancer Chemotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy for cancer and recovered No concurrent chemotherapy for cancer Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior hormonal therapy for cancer No concurrent hormonal therapy for cancer No concurrent steroids Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy for cancer and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy for cancer Surgery: Prior surgery for cancer allowed --Patient Characteristics-- Age: 16 and over Sex: Male or female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 90,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.6 mg/dL AST/ALT less than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No cardiac ischemia, myocardial infarction, or cardiac arrhythmias (if receiving interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy) Pulmonary: No obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease (if receiving IL-2 therapy) Other: Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active systemic infections No autoimmune disease, known immunodeficiency disease, or active primary or secondary immunodeficiency Hepatitis B surface antigen negative HIV negative No other active major medical illnesses (if receiving IL-2 therapy)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00020267

United States, Maryland
Surgery Branch
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Francesco M. Marincola National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00020267     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00006074
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068173
Study First Received: March 2, 2007
Last Updated: April 27, 2015

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
Ewing's family of tumors
adult soft tissue sarcoma
adult solid tumor
body system/site cancer
bone cancer
breast cancer
childhood cancer
childhood solid tumor
ciliary body and choroid melanoma, medium/large size
colon cancer
colorectal cancer
extraocular extension melanoma
eye cancer
female reproductive cancer
gastrointestinal cancer
genetic condition
intraocular melanoma
lung cancer
male breast cancer
metastatic osteosarcoma
metastatic tumors of the Ewing's family
muscle cancer
musculoskeletal cancer
non-small cell lung cancer
osteosarcoma/malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone
ovarian sarcoma
rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Rectal Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone Neoplasms
Eye Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017