Survivin Peptide Vaccination for Patients With Advanced Melanoma, Pancreatic, Colon and Cervical Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2005 by Julius-Maximilians University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: April 19, 2005
Last updated: July 27, 2006
Last verified: June 2005
This study evaluates the safety, the immunological response and the clinical outcome of a vaccination with survivin peptides for patients with advanced melanoma, pancreatic, colon and cervical carcinoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Melanoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Colon Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Biological: Survivin peptide vaccine
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vaccination of Patients With Advanced Melanoma, Pancreatic, Colon and Cervical Cancer With HLA-A1, -A2 and -B35 Restricted Survivin Peptides

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival
  • Overall survival
  • Immunological response

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Best response

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: April 2003
Detailed Description:
As prognosis of advanced melanoma, pancreatic, colon and cervical cancer remains gloomy, new therapeutic modalities have to be developed to improve the patient´s clinical outcome. Immunotherapy, which targets tumor associated antigens of tumor cells or tumor stroma, is currently an intensively investigated, novel therapeutic option. As survivin is expressed both by neoplastic cells as well as by endothelial cells of the tumor vasculature, this antigen is an intriguing target molecule. Spontaneous cytotoxic T-cell responses against different survivin epitopes in cancer patients underline the relevance of survivin-directed immunological trials. This study is comprised of a peptide vaccine with HLA-A1, -A2 and -B35 restricted survivin epitopes in Montanide ISA-51 for patients with stage IV melanoma, advanced pancreatic, colon and cervical carcinoma. The vaccine is applicated as a deep subcutaneous injection. Vaccination is administered for the first 2 months weekly, afterwards every 4 weeks. Standard staging examinations are performed every three months. Clinical, laboratory and immunological monitoring is done every month.Diagnostic leucapheresis is performed before first vaccination and afterwards every 2 months.

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced melanoma, pancreatic, colon and cervical cancer
  • At least 1 prior postoperative conventional therapy (chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy)
  • HLA-A1, -A2, -B35
  • More than 4 weeks since last chemo-, immune- or radiotherapy
  • ECOG-PS (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group- Performance Status) of 0-1
  • Sufficient renal, hepatic and bone marrow function: thrombocytes > 75.000/ul; hb > 9 g/dl; leucocytes > 2.500/ul; creatinine < 2 mg/dl; GOT/GPT < twice the normal value
  • negative for HIV and Hbs
  • Older than 18 years
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute/chronic infections
  • Positive for HIV, Hbs
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Pregnancy, breast feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00108875

Contact: Juergen C Becker, MD, PhD +49-931-201-26396
Contact: Marion B Wobser +49-931-201-26722

Julius-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg, Germany, Department of Dermatology Recruiting
Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany, 97080
Contact: Juergen C Becker, MD, PhD    +49-931-201-26396   
Contact: Marion B Wobser    +49-931-201-26722   
Principal Investigator: Juergen C Becker, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Julius-Maximilians University
Principal Investigator: Juergen C Becker, MD Department of Dermatology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00108875     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SuMo-Sec-01  PEI 0899/01  IRB 07/03 
Study First Received: April 19, 2005
Last Updated: July 27, 2006
Health Authority: Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

Keywords provided by Julius-Maximilians University:
Peptide vaccine therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Nevi and Melanomas
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms processed this record on February 10, 2016